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Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island

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Ushuaia, Argentina
Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit a Magellanic and Gentoo penguin rookery on Martillo island and explore Estancia Harberton on this tour from Ushuaia. With a naturalist guide, view the nearly one thousand nests and see the penguins go about their daily life. Admire other birdlife like skúas, petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns. Back on the mainland, enjoy free time at the traditional Estancia Harberton to walk through the gardens and visit the historic buildings. Round-trip transportation from downtown Ushuaia is included.
  • Visit a Magellanic and Gentoo penguin rookery on Martillo island
  • Admire other bird life like skúas, petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns
  • Enjoy free time at the traditional Estancia Harberton to walk through the gardens and visit the historic buildings
  • Learn about the ecology, plant and animal life in the area from a naturalist guide
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Professional bilingual English and Spanish tour guide
Round-trip transportation from the port of Ushuaia to Harberton farm
Round-trip boat ride from Harberton farm to Martillo Island
1-hour guided walk among the penguins
Free time to explore Harberton farm and Museum Acatushun
Harberton Ranch entrance fee
Food and beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Piratour , Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

Please note that the tour does not include pick up at the hotel and starts from a meeting point. Our guide will meet you at the meeting point is 30 minutes before the begining of the tour.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tour does not include pick up at the hotel and starts from a meeting point. Our guide will meet you at the meeting point is 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour
  • This tour is not ideal for Cruise Ship Passengers because of tour schedules
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Argentina
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island.

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  • "We mandatorily had to retrieve the voucher physically in a local agency, which would have been a potential problem if we had arrived later than we did as we stayed just one day in Ushuaia (only for the penguins)." See review

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
I will never book with Viatour again!!!
Robert_F
, Jan 2021
The tour did not operate. The tour was canceled. Please refund my money in full to my credit card.TOUR CANCELED
star-5
It worths the money.
Laura_L
, Jul 2020
A great and unique experience to see the penguins in their natural environment. It worths the money.
star-4
Great trip
Paula_L
, Mar 2020
Great trip overall. However Viator never quoted the additional price to enter the Conservation area, which was another 700 ARS.
star-5
Magic
SUSAN_F
, Mar 2020
Walking among the 15000 penguins is a magical experience, from the moment you step off the zodiac an th3 first curious penguin eyes you and decides to do a waddle in your direction. The guide (Aylen -- this mught not be correctly spelled) was direct and specific in her instructions to give the penguins their personal space. We walked areas on bpth sides of the islands and saw parents feeding their offspring, magellans and gentoos resting, calling out and just hanging out. We even saw one of the pair of penguins who had decided to come to the island this year.
star-5
Top notch!
Alex_M
, Feb 2020
Absolutely breathtaking! Totally fun and informative. The guides were so knowledgeable and excited about teaching and making sure you were enjoying yourself.
star-4
Good experience with Penguins
LihJen_W
, Feb 2020
We were lucky because it didn’t rain on the day of our tour. The tour guide did a good job in explaining the detail of itinerary and very helpful information. We like the whole experience. Thank you.
star-4
Really worth it! Could improve on organisation
Silvia_A
, Feb 2020
The actual walk with the penguins is a once in a lifetime experience, it’s incredible to walk around the beautiful island and being surrounded by so many of them, and so close!! However in terms of organisation it could be better. We mandatorily had to retrieve the voucher physically in a local agency, which would have been a potential problem if we had arrived later than we did as we stayed just one day in Ushuaia (only for the penguins). Also, at the agency we were told we had to bring our own food, but once arrived at the ranch it was raining and the owners didn’t want to let us eat in either the restaurant or the tea house with our own food (also please note that even if it was not raining, there are no tables outside so you are supposed to sit on the ground...). After some discussions the situation was resolved by the very helpful guide. Overall the experience is really worth it!
star-1
Terrible
Elena_K
, Feb 2020
Hello I bought a tour on January 23 in Ushuaia at your company. Before paying, I called to make sure that I would be on time for the departure of the cruise ship at 20:30. An employee of the company confirmed that I will be on time for the departure. Only after the confirmation by the employee, I paid for my tour with your company. However, when the tour began, the guide said that we would return at 21.00 which was absolutely unacceptable for me. Due to the erroneous information coming from an employee of your company, I lost the opportunity to see penguins, the day was ruined, and when I turned to your employees for support, they told me that this was only my problem and the company was not going to return the money to me. I ask you to investigate the case you and return the amount I paid for the tour with your company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Walk with the penguins
Tguiu
, Jan 2020
Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. The whole tour was seamless. Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience!
star-5
Amazing.
Lynn_S
, Dec 2019
We were only 20 people on the whole island with thousands of penguins. Lucky to have also seen a King Penguin.

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