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Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia provided by Tangol Ushuaia

Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views as you cruise along the Beagle Channel
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    40
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Martillo Island is home to one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. During this tour, set sail along the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia and cruise out to the island to see the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural environment. Pass by landmarks such as Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Isla Grande, and the Puerto Williams Naval Base; and look out for other wildlife such as sea lions, cormorants, and skúas.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Guided commentary: Learn more about Patagonia’s wildlife
  • See Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat
  • Choice of morning or afternoon boat cruise
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guided commentary: Learn more about Patagonia’s wildlife
  • See Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat
  • Choice of morning or afternoon boat cruise
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5674P295
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4-hour boat navigation
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Martillo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Ushuaia
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Av. Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina Travelers must be present 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the meeting point: Canoero box office in order to exchange tickets.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not suitable for cruise passengers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It does not include walking among the penguins.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Inclusions
  • 4-hour boat navigation
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Martillo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Ushuaia
Departure details
  • Av. Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina Travelers must be present 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the meeting point: Canoero box office in order to exchange tickets.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not suitable for cruise passengers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It does not include walking among the penguins.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 1, 2020
A note from Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia
It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Av. Prefectura Naval Argentina 470
    Av. Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Travelers must be present 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the meeting point: Canoero box office in order to exchange tickets.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tourist Port
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Canal Beagle
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Faro Les Eclaireurs
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Isla Martillo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ushuaia
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
41 reviews
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Barbara W
9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Fantastic half day tour on a catamaran to see the Pinguins and other animals. The boat had comfortable seats between viewings. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Enough time was given to see the Pinguins very closely. So close you could almost touch them!
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bill R
Copley, OH53 contributions
Mar 2020
This was one of the bst excursions we have ever done. It was a little confusing where to meet. It was right off the pier in a little hut. After that it was no problem We saw seals, sea lions & of course penguins. As an added bonus we were able to see whales. would highly recommend this tour.
Written March 11, 2020
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Hi Bill! Thanks for sharing with us your experience! It will be a pleasure to assist you in your next visit! Greetings,
Written March 25, 2020
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Karen P
Derby, UK8 contributions
We enjoyed a fantastic half day trip down the Beagle channel. The boat was spacious and comfortable with decent English commentary about what to look for and interesting facts etc. It was great to be able to see the Penguins and sea lions so close but the real excitement was the sighting of two whales which we definitely not expecting
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karen Thank you for sharing your experience with us You were in one of the most southern areas of the planet!! This tour connects with the animals in their natural habitat, a wonderful experience. We are glad to have been part of your trip Regards
Written April 8, 2020
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Toshitaka H
1 contribution
Dec 2019
After the non-cancellable schedule, Trip Adviser informed to me, no longer has a reservation for the originally purchased AM, so a request has been made as to whether it can be changed to PM. We replied that only AM is available because our flight is in the evening. No replies from Trip Adviser afterwards.
In this case, it is a mistake of Trip Adviser, so please return all the fees you have already paid.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Toshitaka Hachiro, We are truly sorry to read that your trip was cancelled. The ship company in Ushuaia decided to not operate in the morning on December 25th due to the Christmas holiday. As soon as we were notified, we sent you several messages through the platform where you made the reservation, asking for alternative dates to reschedule your tour for the afternoon option. Unfortunately, we never received your answer. We want to let you know that all our travelers are important to us and we sincerely regret that you did not have access to our messages. We really appreciate your comments as it helps us improve our services. Best regards, Tangol Travel Agency
Written May 12, 2020
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Janice Roberts W
Flagler Beach, FL97 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We walked from our ship to the office and met our tour. We were driven to the boat and headed to the Penguin Colony. Nice trip on the boat and there were many penguins. These are the Magellanic penguins. Most of the adults were gone, only the grown infants were around but hundreds of them. We were given ample time to walk around up to the lighthouse and view the penguins. Back in the boat and on the way back we were given tea coffee and cookies and stopped by to view an island of seals, babies running aorund. This was a well organized and fun trip
Written March 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bindesh S
Miami, FL55 contributions
Oct 2019
This trip is 3-4 hours that covers few islands in Beagle channel consisting of Marine birds, Sea lions colonies & Penguins. The main attraction is visit to the Penguin island, Mantilla island. This tour does not allow us to set foot on the island but allows us to view the Penguin colony from a reasonable distance. It is a good option if you do not have a full day and also at a reasonable cost to view Penguin. They have Morning & afternoon trip options. The boat is comfortable and has modern amenities.
Written October 31, 2019
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Gordon10
Peebles, UK557 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Had a great day out on the Beagle Channel,great scenery,great wildlife,great weather on our way out,topped off with lots of penguins .Very interesting / exciting return journey due to high winds which stretched our half day to almost a full day .
Written February 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yuno
Kita, Japan1 contribution
Dec 2019
You can see penguins on the boat, but you can't land on the penguin island.
It's boring to watch them from 30m beyond. You have to choose tour which you can land on the island.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Yuno, We are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet all your expectations. The tour booked does not include a landing on the island. This information is specified in all our websites. We regret that there has been a misunderstanding. We offer other tours, from our sales platforms, which include the landing on the penguin island. We hope you enjoyed the sailing and the wildlife. Thank you very much for your review, it will help us to improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol
Written May 11, 2020
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Evgeny L
43 contributions
At the beginning it felt like the boat was overcrowded, but closer to the end of the trip people were mostly sitting inside and there was plenty of free space at the deck to enjoy.
I was afraid we wouldn't be able to take good pictures of penguins, but in fact they were very close, just several meters away from us (cannot post here as these pictures are on camera).
Value of this trip is quite good, considering attractive price and just 4-hour (not the entire day) length of it.
Boat also has a cafeteria but you need some cash to buy something there.
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brucescobie
Wells, UK15 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was a fantastic trip which I would recommend. The boat gets so close to the penguins and we got some brilliant photos. Seeing the sea lions and cormorants was also great. A lovely half day trip with spectacular scenery
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great Hike
Guides were amazing and patient. The guides were friendly knowledgeable and helpful to non Spanish speakers. The hi
marynlee
marynlee
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Decent little trip
It was an enjoyable tour, but it was pouring rain, so none of us got out at any of the stops. What did concern me
Agathe A
Agathe A
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Too windy - Canceled
A beautiful day, blue skies but too much wind. Not safe to sail so they canceled. Unfortunately I only learned it a
Francisco M
Francisco M
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Effortless fun on wheels
You can either choose to do it in an electric assisted bike or a fully mechanic one. I chose the electric option an
Michael L
Michael L
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END OF THE EARTH
You feel you are totally upside down standing at the end of the earth. "NOT" sleepy city, Hard Rock Cafe, junk
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Quest64909942169
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Loved this bus trip
Again, this is a good little trip within an easy, gentle walk from the ship. we got to the bus earlier trip.We were
Trip60
Trip60
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It was fun!
It was a lot of fun ! Also , it took us to places that we had not visited in previos trips. We had a very windy day
Joseph L
Joseph L
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Ushuaia bus tour
The tour was fine. Ushuaia is not a big place so seeing it by bus was one way to do it. After the tour, we walked
F2004TQgarym
F2004TQgarym
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Good value tour
Nice tour of Ushuaia on an old double decker bus. Good value for money. Took just over an hour, so gave us plenty o
V367BUannam
V367BUannam
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FUN tour!
Loved this tour. Gabriel and Ariel were excellent and lots of fun. Loved the scenic hike and canoe. It was a good d
holidaytripper2108
holidaytripper2108
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Hoho or stay on!
Enjoyed our city tour, only there for 1 day from a cruise ship so ideal. Easy access to bus on main road behind tou
Jessica S
Jessica S
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Awesome tour!
This trip was awesome! Freddy our guide was fantastic! He was very personable, easy to understand, knowledgeable,
jennyb1227
jennyb1227
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Beautiful!
So glad I did this as a tour and not on my own! It was super soggy so the Wellingtons they provided were perfect (w
KenNYC150
KenNYC150
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The Emerald Lagoon – my boots will never be the same
This is a 10km (6 miles) round trip hike up to the Emerald Lagoon, which is absolutely beautiful. However, the 1
princesshazy
princesshazy
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Quirky bus ride
Quirky way to see Ushuaia if you have limited time there. Old fashion bus that takes you on a hour tour around.
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