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Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

Activity provider: Canal - Tierra del Fuego
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Discover one of the wildest and most beautiful places in the Beagle Channel on an adventurous day of canoeing, hiking, and boating. See penguins in their natural habitat and look for sea lions, as you make your way through the beautiful Beagle Channel.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
From any hotel or address in the city/location
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Paddle inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel
  • Take a motor boat towards the Isla Martillo and see penguins at their breeding site
  • Visit Gable Island, where a good hot lunch awaits you
Full description
Join this active excursion to take part in the most comprehensive day tour of Tierra del Fuego. In addition to Gable Island, visit the Harberton Ranch and the penguin colony on Martillo Island. Leave Ushuaia toward the east until you arrive at Lasifashaj River. There, preparations will begin to paddle inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel. You will be provided with rubber boots, trousers, and life jackets to paddle downstream and to the sea in the Beagle Channel. At the sea, you will see wildlife, including a variety of seabirds and maybe even some sea lions. Then, arrive at the Harberton Ranch and take a motorboat towards the Isla Martillo. From the boat, you can see penguins at their breeding site. Continue on your motorboat to the main attraction of the day, the huge Gable Island, where a hot lunch awaits you with Patagonian wine, soft drinks, and mineral water. Next, hike to explore this wonderful island along beaver dams, through the forest, and along the marine coast until you reach the boat that will take you back to Puerto Harberton. Then, take the bus to Ushuaia.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Equipment for canoeing
  • Entrance fee to Harberton Ranch
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Cruise ship guests
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Change of clothes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • Cruise ship passengers are not permitted to join this regular tour, and must choose a private service instead, so as to accommodate for the cruise's schedule
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

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    Wonderful experience, small group made the trip. Penguins up close. Various activities, boat row around fun with group, however rather pointless. Recommend.

    January 14, 2023

    an amazing team with an amazing program

    January 2, 2023

    Very good mix of activities, and the lunch tasted amazing !

    December 14, 2022

    Product ID: 273327