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Martillo Island Penguin Trail

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Accessible only with a guide, this short hike is exclusively to view Magellanic and Gentoo penguins.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

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Point to Point

24' 7 m

High

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Low

25' 8 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

You can not access this area on your own.

Overview

The island is only accessible through Pira Tours. The group size is no larger than 20 people and the trail is set to view Magellanic and Gentoo Penguin rookery.

Need to Know

You cannot touch the penguins and do not put a camera or GoPro in their face.

Description

This is an excellent opportunity to see penguins up close. While there is a set trail the guide takes you on, the penguins roam all around and can get rather close. Make sure your camera is charged up because there are a lot of photo opportunities. I did this tour in 2012 and it cost $100. Now in 2018 the price is $165. Because of the limited number of people permitted on the island and only one tour company allowed to offer tours, chances on another increase are high.

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John Maurizi

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Photos

Magellanic Penguin with two baby Penguins
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR
Magellanic Penguins
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR
Magellanic Penguin protecting it's nest from a Great Skua.
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR
Magellanic Penguin Rookery
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR
The only pair of King Penguins on the island
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR
Magellanic Penguins
Jan 31, 2018 near Tolhuin, AR

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