Ushuaia Kayak: Gable Island & Penguin Colony with Lunch

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Explore the wild beauty of Gable Island and Martillo Island with a full-day excursion from Ushuaia, featuring penguin watching and pristine landscapes.


  • Travel through the Beagle Channel on a small group boat trip.
  • Discover Gable and Martillo Islands' reserves.
  • Visit the remote penguin colony on Martillo Island.
  • Lunch at the end of the world.


Join us for an unforgettable adventure! From the hotel, we leave Ushuaia Eastbound along National Route No. 3 and Route 'J'. Once we arrive at 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, as well as a safety briefing. Enjoy unique views of rugged coastlines and remote beaches from the sea. Once on the Beagle Channel, passengers will row setting course to the ranch. Throughout the journey at sea we 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. At Estancia Harberton, on board a motorboat, we’ll leave towards Martillo Island. From the boat, we'll have the chance to see the charming Magellanic and Gentoo 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 awaits. After coffee, we’ll go for a hike to know more about this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver dams and through the forest to reach the Beagle Channel shore. From there we’ll take the boat to reach Puerto Harberton, and to hop on the bus back to Ushuaia.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Professional guide All necessary equipment Canoe ride Lunch and snacks Beverages Entrance Fee to Estancia Harberton

Important Information

  • In October, a minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children under 5 years old cannot take part in the canoe portion of the tour
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
  • A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Cruise Passengers are not allowed to take this tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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