Beagle and penguin navigation landing in Martillo island

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Beagle and penguin navigation landing in Martillo island
Ushuaia tours navigations and activities


-Season: All year. In winter season enquire.
-Departure time + - 08.30 PM
-Check in 08.00 AM
-Returns: 05.30 PM
-Transportation by boat to Harberton ranch and return in vans.
-Departure place : Ushuaia tourist pier
-Dificultty: None. Suitable for all ages.
-Physical Requirements: It is aimed at people in good physical condition, used to moderate walks on uneven terrain.
-Outfit: Sport shoes or trekking boots. Comfortable sports wear, long trousers,
warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves.
-Weather: Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic
factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers



The meeting point is at the Ushuaia tourist pier, at the box company, where we presented the vochers and we being the journey by road towards northeast along
Nationals route 3 & J, the appealing road to Estancia Harberton. Its located at 90 kilometers from Ushuaia city, on the Beagle channel.

On the way we will stop at Bird Island where we can see a colony of Imperial Cormorants and other birds such as skuas, petrels Southern giants and black-browed
albatrosses; In Isla de los Lobos we can appreciate the South American sea lions of one and two hairs. Once in the archipelago Les Eclaireurs we can see the
famous homonymous lighthouse that also has colonies of imperial cormorants and rockers on their islets.

We leave the lighthouse to continue sailing to our destination, on the way you can see the predominant vegetation of the area, as well as the village of
Puerto Williams (Chile) on Isla Navarino, watching the geography of Tierra del Fuego island and the Beagle Channel. The Estancia is owned by descendants
of British pioneers, the first ranch in the area, founded in 1886 by the missionary Thomas Bridges, located on the Beagle Channel and has its own pier, where we board a semi-rigid boat (vessel capable of navigation in the area) and after 15 minutes ride, we land in Martillo island. Martillo Island is part of the Estancia  Harberton, and home to Magellanic penguins between September and April. They share the habitat with other birds, such as skúas (their main predator),
petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns. The rookery hosts around 1000 nests, and is one of the three Magellanic penguin rookeries in  Tierra del Fuego.

There is also a small colony of 9 breeding couples of gentoo penguins (Pygocelis Papua), the only one in South America.

Once landed on the island, we will make a short walk to reach the beach where there are penguins, and we will enterin a narrow catwalks, where we can see
along Gentoo and Magellanics penguins, very close, almost touching, but unable to leave the marked trails, always with the spanish / English guide, who talk us about the habits of those cute animals, experiencing a unique adventure..

After + - 1 hour in Martillo island, we began the walk back and navigation Estancia Harberton, we get around and the guide will tell its history,
and after this we will comeback to Ushuaia by vans, at the same point in the Ushuaia tourist pier.

 


-Beagle channel navigation + Haberton Ranch + landing in Martillo Island + guided tour and walk among penguins + Haberton ranch museum + return by bus.


-Meals and beverages.

-Transfer to the Ushuaia pier are not included.


-The Uhsuaia tourist pier is located in the heart of the city, just 50 metres from the main Street, Mapiu and Lasserre streets, very easy to get there.

-Not include entrance fee to Harberton ranch ar$ 290.- pesos

-Boarding fee ar$ 30.- pesos argentinos per passenger


-The boarding fee you will pay in the pier the day of the navigations.

-The Uhsuaia tourist pier is located in the heart of the city, just 50 metres from the main Street.


-Childrens 3 up to 11 years has discount.


-Childrens uner 2 years old free.


-The navigation company request passangers send the passport or ID photocopy to buy the ticket with discount for childrens.

 


-The captain can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the weather conditions in order to avoid accidents, thus making the best of each tour.


-The Uhsuaia tourist pier is located in the heart of the city, just 50 metres from the main Street, Mapiu and Lasserre streets, very easy to get there.


-Advanced reservations guarantee the realisation of the tour.


-Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic
factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers

 


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