Breakfast at your hotel. Today we will do the Beagle Channel + Harberton Ranch + Walking with Penguins
Starting the navigation from the Touristic Pier of Ushuaia’s city, towards the Beagle Channel. Sail southwest, approaching the Sea lions Island, where, from the ship, to enjoy the sight of sea lions specimens, watching them interact with their permanent environment in the wonderful scenery.
Sail towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse where the Mount Cervantes vessel wrecked in the year 1930, to get a truly memorable picture of the symbol of Ushuaia!
Once at Estancia Harberton, the first farm on the island, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, you will sail from its harbor to Martillo Island, a 15-minute ride on a semi-rigid boat (vessel capable of navigation in the area). On the island, you will walk for 1 hour along with Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, always with a guide, experiencing a unique adventure. 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 (Pygoscelis Papua), the only one in South America.
Back at the ranch, you will have free time to have lunch and visit the Acatushun Museum. After this, you will return to the city of Ushuaia in minibusses.
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