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Gable Island And Penguin Watching

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-19338
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Go penguin watching
  • Be accompanied by professional bilingual guides
  • Discover the only National Park that combines mountains as well as coasts
The Gable Island And Penguin Watching tour starts and ends in Ushuaia. The Gable Island And Penguin Watching is a safari tour that takes 1 days taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and other destinations in Argentina.

This full day excursion will take us sailing and hiking to discover one of the wildest and most beautiful places on the Beagle Channel. Our Gable Island excursion is for those who come to Ushuaia searching for the end of the world. Far from the city, this place offers the possibility of exploring the unspoiled nature of Tierra del Fuego. This excursion includes a penguin watching trip to Martillo Island
ITINERARY

We leave Ushuaia towards the east along National Route Nº3. Once in the Lasiphashaj River, passengers can choose between two activities: paddling in inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel, or going directly to Estancia Harberton and visiting the Marine Mammal Museum and the surroundings of one of the first settlements in Tierra del Fuego.

In the meantime, the group that chose to paddle will prepare themselves with the rubber boots, trousers and life jackets that we will give them to begin an adventure in canoes that will take them downstream to the sea. Once in the Beagle Channel, we will take the canoes to the estancia. Along the itinerary at sea we will be able to meet its wildlife: many different sea birds. It's not even unusual to find sea lions sunning on the tiny islands that mark the way to Port Harberton.

After paddling in canoes or visiting the Harberton Museum, the two groups meet at the pier of the estancia and continue together in a motor boat towards Martillo Island, where we can see penguins at their breeding site. The navigation continues in the motor boat that takes us to know the main attraction of the day: the enormous Gable Island, where lunch awaits us with a good Patagonian wine and mineral water.

After a cup of coffee, the hike goes along this wonderful island, through beaver dams, the sea coast and through the forest to reach the boat that takes us back to Harberton to take the bus that will take us back to Ushuaia.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Lunch: Snacks. Sandwiches With Lettuce And Tomato. Drinks Included: Wine, Mineral Water, And Soft Drinks. - Vegetarians: Let Us Know In Advance.
Transport
  • Transportation: Minibus
Guide
  • Guides: Spanish-English
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Descent To The Penguin Habitat. The Penguin Watching Will Be Done Only From The Boat.
  • National Parks Fees, Extras, Meals And Others NOT Specified In Itinerary.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Gable Island And Penguin Watching tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 October 2022, a deposit of 50% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Gable Island And Penguin Watching tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Gable Island And Penguin Watching tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Rooms have to be filled when booking. Thus, if you are 1 person travelling you have to pick Single Room. If you’re 2 people travelling, you can either pick either Single Room, in which case each traveler will receive their own Single Room, or Double Room, etc.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Argentina?

    Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.

  • Is Argentina expensive to visit?

    Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.

  • How many days do you need in Argentina?

    We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.

  • Do they speak English in Argentina?

    English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish. 

  • What is considered rude in Argentina?

    Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous. 

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