Gable Island And Penguin Watching In Ushuaia

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Tour Highlights

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.

STARTS
USHUAIA (AR)
8:00/8:40 Pick up from the hotel.
Duration: 10/11 hours
ENDS
18:30 Arrival to Ushuaia
DURATION
FULL DAY
FREQUENCY
MON, WED, FRI, SAT
SEASON
October to April
INCLUDED
-Transportation: Minibus. Up to 16 passengers. Please ask for services available for larger groups
- Guides: Spanish-English
- Lunch: Snaks. Meat sandwiches with lettuce and tomato. Drinks included: wine, mineral water, and soft drinks. - Vegetarians: let us know in advance.
NOT INCLUDED
- 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.
OTHERS
- IMPORTANT: Minimum of two passengers
- Capacity: Up to 16 passengers. Please ask for services available for larger groups.
- All passengers may opt to do the canoeing or not.
- All children under 4 years can not make this tour
- To take the tour with the canoes, passengers MUST be 5 years old. Children with 4 years MUST take the option without canoes.
- The child rate applies to passengers of 4 to 11 years-

Details of this Activity

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.

Reviews

Great experience in Ushuaia
25/02/2019
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If you are visiting Ushuaia, consider the tour Gable Island And Penguin Watching. We had a really great time!
Reviewed by Hellen

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