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Gable Island and Penguin Rookery with Canoeing (Ushuaia)

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What to Expect
This full-day, active tour takes up to 20 passengers for a ride, to navigate, to walk and to make discoveries in one of the roughest and most beautiful places in the Beagle Channel. 

From the hotel, we leave Ushuaia Eastbound along National Route No. 3 and Route "J". Once we arrive to Lasiphashaj river, we will prompt the inflatable canoes down the river, and into the Beagle Channel. The group will be provided with rubber boots, overpants and lifejackets for the activity in the canoes that will go down the river and into the sea. Once on the Beagle Channel, passengers will row setting course to the ranch. Throughout the journey at sea will see wildlife: a variety of different seabirds and it is also usual, on the way to Harberton, to catch a sight of sea lions. 

On board a motorboat, we will leave towards Martillo Island. From the boat, we'll have the chance to see penguins in their breeding lair. Navigation on the motorboat continues up to the main attraction of the day: the enormous Gable Island, where lunch with a good Patagonian wine, soft drink and mineral water await. 

After coffee, were go for a hike to know more of this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver damms and through the forest to reach the Beagle Channel shore where we'll take the boat to reach Puerto Harberton, and to hop on the bus that will leave us back in our hotel. 


8:00/8:30 Pick up from the hotel. 

10:15 Arrival to the Lashifashaj river, paddling technique and safety briefing & canoe prompting. 

12:15 End of canoeing. 

12:30 Arrival to Harberton Ranch. Navigation bound towards the penguin rookery at Martillo Island and Gable Island. 

12:50 Penguin watching 

13:10 Departure towards Gable Island 

13:30 Arrival and disembark on Gable Island. 

13:45 Lunch 

15:00 Hike around the Island. 

17:00 Sailing back to Harberton Ranch on a motor boat and ride back to Ushuaia. 

18:30 Arrival to Ushuaia. 


10/11 hours 


Snacks, fish en papillote with corn pie, dessert. Drinks included: red wine, soft-drinks, bottled water. Vegetarian menu available, please tell us in advance. 


Up to 20 passengers. Please ask for services available for larger groups 


October 1st / March 31st 


Road J, Lashifashaj River, Flag Trees, Estancia Harberton, Martillo Island penguin rookery, Gable Island. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from the city centre hotels.
Departure Time
8:00am to 8:30am
Return Details
Returns to original departure point.
  • Transfer Pick Up
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Available from 5 years old.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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