- duration 1 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement + years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Go penguin watching
- Be accompanied by professional bilingual guides
- Discover the only National Park that combines mountains as well as coasts
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
He is clearly one of the most knowledgable travel agents we have ever used. The first day our tour took us to almost 14,000 feet - the viaduct where the train to the clouds travels. Being with him was so much better than a long bus ride and 20 km on the train!! He constantly checked on us to make sure we were not getting sick from the altitude. He adjusted our trip to stop and see everything, or just to take pictures. When we arrived back in Salta, he made sure we had great local food for dinner.
The second day, Mateo again arrived bright and early so that we could see all the little villages on our way to Cafayate. As we drove through the amazing views, Mariano knew exactly where to stop to avoid the crowds. He picked an amazing inn outside of the city for lunch, so that we would not fight the crowds. AND he was incredibly patient as we walked the mercado in search of a chess set!!
Our days in Salta and jujuy were wonderful and left us wanting more!!! We all highly recommend their travel agency, ask for Mateo and hold on for the ride!!!”
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.
- Lunch: Snacks. Sandwiches With Lettuce And Tomato. Drinks Included: Wine, Mineral Water, And Soft Drinks. - Vegetarians: Let Us Know In Advance.
- Transportation: Minibus
- Guides: Spanish-English
- Descent To The Penguin Habitat. The Penguin Watching Will Be Done Only From The Boat.
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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
A deposit of 30 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 31 days before departure. For any departures within 04 May 2020 full payment is required.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 travelling 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.