Departing from the tourist dock in Ushuaia, drive in modern minibuses towards northeast along Nationals route 3 & J, the legendary road to Estancia Harberton (the first farm on the island, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, located 90 Km from Ushuaia, on the Beagle Channel). Sail from Harberton harbour to Martillo Island, a 15 minutes ride on a semi-rigid boat (vessel capable of navigation in the area). On the island, you will walk for 1 hour along Gentoo and Magellanics penguins, always with a guide, experiencing a unique adventure only with us! During summertime, penguins establish on the island. They share the habitat with other birds, such as skúas (their main predator), petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns. Martillo Island, on the Beagle Channel, is part of the Estancia Harberton, and home to Magellanic penguins between September and April. 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 (Pygocelis Papua), the only one in South America.
There's free time to enjoy lunch before setting sail from the Tourist Pier in the direction of the Beagle Channel, enjoying the panoramic view of the Ushuaia coast. Sail to the southwest, approaching the Sea Lions island. From the boat you can observe specimens of sea lions in their permanent habitat. Continue to the Birds island, habitat of Magellan and Imperial cormorants and privileged sector to spot specimens of the seabird. Continue towards the Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name, where the ship Monte Cervantes was wrecked in 1930. The return will be through the Paso Chico, sighting the Túnel and Fique ranches, with a view of the imposing Mt. Martial and the Glacier of the same name.