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Gable Island navigation and penguin colony

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Enjoy your day trip to Gable Island and the penguin colony. You will enter the Beagle Channel by paddling the inflatable canoes. While on a speedboat for Martillo Island, you will get the chance to watch penguins in their breeding habitat. Then take a motorboat from Harberton to the day's focal point, the massive Gable Island. After coffee, go for a stroll to discover more about this beautiful island, negotiate beaver dams, and a forest to get to the Beagle Channel shore.
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  • See wildlife: a variety of different seabirds and sea lions
  • Observe penguins in their breeding habitat
  • Hike to know more about Gable Island
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Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Gable Island and penguin colony

  • 1 Lunch
From the hotel, you leave Ushuaia Eastbound along National Route No. 3 and Route "J". Once you arrive to Lasiphashaj river, you will prompt the inflatable canoes down the river, and into the Beagle Channel. The group will be provided with rubber boots, over pants 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 you 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. 

Once in Harberton, on board a motorboat, you'll leave towards Martillo Island. From the boat, you'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 awaits. 

After coffee, you’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 you’ll take the boat to reach Puerto Harberton, and to hop on the bus back to Ushuaia.

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  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Canoeing equipment
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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