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Address: | Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina

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A Good Photo Opportunity

They just lie there as if they are posing for pictures. Rain or shine, take your camera and lots of memory cards when you come here. I always took lots of pictures when I came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2014
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we went with an excurtion in a big boat and was one of the landmarks to be and take photos... yes it was interesting ...not much...there are pinguin like birds everywhere...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There were lots of cormorants and few other birds. No penguins were found there. Okay, I admit, I'm not a "bird" person. Someone who is and wants to see cormorants would probably enjoy this.

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Metairie, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As we cruised the Beagle Channel we approached this island covered with cormorants. These birds will fool you as they look like penguins from a distance. But look down at their orange feet and you will see they are not. They are quite large when they spread their wings.

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Curitiba, PR
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This island has a lot of birds that "wants to be penguins". They look like pengus, act as pengus but are not pengus. They fly and they are not cute as pengus. Is a must seen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It´s nice to see when you are on the boat tour, but there´s nothing special. The tours are really fast and you stay looking at the birdsfor 5, 7 minutes...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The vessel was smooth and staff very good. Not too many penguins at the colony but that could be the time of the year. The whole trip was 6 hours however there is food an drink on board you you wish to buy. The seals were interesting and despite the strong wind the whole trip was comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If your in Ushuaia, you must add this to your list of things to do. I guarantee that if the weathers good you won't be

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We took the morning Pira tour to see the penguins on the island in the beagle channel. Maybe due to the fact we have just returned from Antarctica it didn't have the same positive effect we had imagined, but for $800 pesos each I was expecting a lot more. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but working with limited resources.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

this is an island in the beagle channel and our boat stopped here for quie a while so that we could watch the bords. the boat even turned around so that people who were sitting on the other side could view it from their seats in the cabin. we were on the open deck to enjoy the full atmosphere and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

They just lie there as if they are posing for pictures. Rain or shine, take your camera and lots of memory cards when you come here. I always took lots of pictures when I came here.

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