Martillo Island Penguin Walk

A day trip that makes a great start or finish to a wider itinerary, giving you great views of the region's dramatic landscape on a short boat ride across the Beagle Channel to Martillo Island. Read more...

1 Day


Martillo Island Penguin Walk - 1 - $220

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Visit historic estancia 
  • Sail to Martillo Island
  • Spend an hour with a penguin colony
  • Tour a local museum 

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Martillo Island Penguin Walk

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

In our modern and comfortable minibuses, we set off at 8am from the world's southernmost port on an unforgettable adventure on Martillo Island.

Along the way you will enjoy beautiful and colourful landscapes typical of the region along the Ruta 3 from Ushuaia to the legendary Estancia Harberton. This estancia was the first on the island of Tierra del Fuego, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges and located 55 miles from Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel.

From the estancia we board a small boat and cross to Martillo Island via the Beagle Channel which takes about 15 minutes. This is a unique adventure and we will spend an hour walking amongst Magellanic and Gentoo penguins.

On our return we will have a look around the museum at the estancia which documents all the marine life in the region and then enjoy a drink.

The entire trip takes about 6 hours and we return to Ushuaia at 2:30pm.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up on any day of your choice from October to March.


  • Transfers from the Touristic Pier
  • 1 Hour trekking on the Penguin Rookery
  • Visit to Acatushúnmuseum in Harberton


  • Pick up from hotel
  • Harberton entrance fee (approx $10-15 USD)

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