Haberton is a great daytrip by ship from Ushuaia
Estancia Haberton is a great daytrip by ship from Ushuaia. The ships are not leaving daily, but 2-3 times a week and mostly 2 different shipping-companies will start at 09.30am in Ushuaia. You will pass by the lighttower at the end of the world from quite some distance and you will stop at Isla Martillo ,an island with penguins : the catameran is getting close to the beach there, BUT you have no chance to get out, after 10 minutes the ship is leaving again there for Haberton, where you will get a guided tour and will have some extra time to walk on your own or go to the cafe / restaurant of Estancia Haberton.
Before you get to Haberton, you are able to order a 3-course-menu for about 30 ARG $ (=7,50 Euros) onboard.
Calculate some extra 30 minutes to get your ticket and to embark after a time-consuming check-point, when entering the port-area.They will insist of all your handbags, camerabags etc. scanned like at the airport and several ships are leaving all at the same time !
- Adventure Travel
- Family Travel
getting to Haberton by "Pira-tour"
"Pira-Tour" is offering bustours to Estancia Haberton from Ushuaia and with them you will be able to even WALK on the penguin-islands closeby, while the ships-tours will just get close to the island and you are just able to watch the penguins from the distance.
Pira-tours also rented a building a bit above of Estancia Haberton :there is a restaurant in the high season and from there you will have a great view (my 2nd picture) , but unfortunately it was closed, while we were there.
- Budget Travel
driving to Haberton by car
Driving by car from Ushuaia to Haberton takes about 2 hours, at first you will go over the N3, the Panamericana Highway, but almost half of the distance is a side-road without any asphalt, a rough and dusty road through a wonderful and interesting landscape. Driving to Haberton makes sense, when you like to see the landscape, BUT in order to get to the penguins cheaper or more easily : NO, it wont work, the only way to get to the penguins-island is to book a fullday-tour by bus and/or ship from Ushuaia !!!
A special adventure are the local bridges, but no reason to be afraid : Most of them are iron constructions with an extra wooden "pavement" and they are good enough even for heavy trucks. Another problem might be the nails that were used to fix the wood, at some places they are sticking out, but we had been lucky !
- Road Trip
- Adventure Travel
It is possible to get to the estancia by road but we preffered going by boat. If you go by boat you stop at several islets coming and going.Usually from October to April, several tour companies offer a catamaran ride to the estancia, a 6-hour excursion for around $75 per person. I do not remember what we paid but we got the Penguin tour.
We boarded the smallish catamaran, got our coffee, just to be told the engine would not start. We were then put on a larger boat. There was a bar aboard and lunch was served.
- Historical Travel