Ushuaia: Ferry Tour to Isla de los Pinguinos

4.4 / 5

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Ushuaia: Ferry Tour to Isla de los Pinguinos

From US$ 76 per person

Adventure through the mythical Beagle Channel. Discover the different birds, sealions, and penguins of this remote area on your voyage.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Navigate through Beagle Channel
  • Watch sea lions and penguins in their natural habitats
  • See "Les Eclaireurs" lighthouse
  • Explore the various islands and sights of Beagle channel
Full description
You will begin the navigation of Beagle Channel from the tourist pier in Ushuaia. As you move away from the coast, enjoy panoramic views of the city and the coastline, and see the Maritime Museum, the End of the World Museum, the industrial area, Mount Olivia and Mount Cinco Hermanos. As you sail southwest, you will approach Sea Lion Island where you will be able to watch sea lions interact on the island. Then continue on to Bird Island where you will see Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, as well as a variety of different marine animals. From there you will sail towards Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago with the same name, where the Mount Cervantes vessel wrecked on the year 1930. Following the south coast of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego you will get to see Estancia Remolino, where the vessel Mount Sarmiento ran aground. Crossing the Beagle Channel heading North-South you will see Gable Island and Port Williams Navy Base (placed on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile). As the boat reaches Martillo Island, its course will continue along the coastline and you can watch from afar the Magellanic Penguin colony that nest there during the summer. You will then return to the local pier, seeing both Estancia Tunnel and Fique on your way back.
  • Ferry tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The Meeting Point is located in our office located in the Tourist Wharf (office of Tolkeyen Patagonia, blue house).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  •  You will need to provide a contact number and information about where you are staying when booking this tour
  •  Navigation can be canceled due to bad weather and closure of the port
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
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We had a flight at 6 pm so on 02/20/20, we decided to book 6 hour penguin tour knowing fully well that you don’t get On island. Boat stopped for about 15 min to take pictures of seals. Then on our way to penguin island, captain noticed 2 humpback whales so slowed down and followed them for about 30-40 min so we could see them from about 50 ft and take pictures. Then reached penguin colony where we got 15-20 min picture time. On our way back, saw the whales again and captain again gave us ample time to enjoy the show the whales put up for us! That made this trip totally worth it. Tour went beyond 6 hours and we made to our flight! So all good. Also, there were folks that got off for Haberton ranch visit. I would have preferred separate tour for them and giving us about 30 min on island. Without it probably a bit boring. I was a bit disappointed at less time on penguin island for photos but whale watching surely was a free bonus and ate into penguin visit time so no regrets.

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February 23, 2020

Although the penguins are seen at the end of the outward journey, seeing them is for 15 minutes Ay from the boat, it would be good to clarify in the trip description that it is 3 hours until you see the penguins for 15 minutes and then a trip back another 3 hours.

January 2, 2020

Nice ride. The boat stops at the beach next to the penguins. That this is the only point worth it. Liked it. I think it's worth the price. And I didn't miss the penguin walk tour. Because this also only comes close, can not take and the price is almost double

December 17, 2019

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