Estancia Harberton
Estancia Harberton
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Agnes T
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
There is so much peace in this place. Besides, there is a tour to Estancia Harberton that includes visiting a walking tour to the pinguin island. Definitely a must. You don´t get tired of these funny lovely birds.
Written 17 February 2023
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formershrink
New Jersey, USA660 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I came here as part of a tour to the penguin island and there is nothing of interest here, nor are the views particularly good. A tour of a small garden with a guide who admitted she knew nothing. Then a whale bone museum, I kid you not.
Written 28 January 2023
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PaCyclist
Philadelphia, PA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This was a perfect day, as were most days in Patagonia. The kayaking was very easy and very scenic. We then from the water saw nesting cormorants and traveled to the penguin colony. Then we were able to visit a refugio for a delicious home cooked lunch and a hike of beautiful scenery and interesting plants.
Written 20 February 2022
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greenpuss
Buenos Aires, Argentina14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
An amazing place to visit, full of history and tradition in a breathtaking setting.
Strongly recommended is the full visit to both the Estancia and the Natural Science Museum. Our tour guide to the estancia seemed to be in a bit of a hurry and didn't really allow us to dwell on each place to take pictures which was a pity but then again this was well made up for at the Museum where Sabina gave us an unforgettable talk about the museum and the exhibits on display. It was a real pleasure to meet someone so committed speak with such passion about her work. We then headed to the tea house where the cakes are delicious and the local produce strongly recommended particularly the rhubarb and Corinthian currant jams which one wouldn't normally find in Argentina.
Written 7 February 2022
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Rishi
The Netherlands121 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The Estancia is an obligatory stopover if you want to visit Martillo Island. Pira tours is the only company that brings you to Martillo Island. Martillo Island is owned by the family that owns Estancia Harberton and has given Pira tours the right to let people visit Martillo island.

The problem with this is that there is little to see at Estancia Harberton. There are some volunteers who give guided tours of the skeletons of many sea animals. However the tours of the grounds itself were laughable, it was literally a story of 5 minutes about the family. You couldn't even enter any of the buidings, except the little cafe and the little museum with skeletons.

Moreover, you have to pay (at the time of writing this in January 2022) 2500 pesos per person to enter Estancia Harberton, which comes on top of the tickets you buy for the penguin tour...The penguin tour was worth it, but unfortunately you will have to buy tickets for the Estancia Harberton too, which to me feels a bit unfair.
Written 2 January 2022
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Paul
Claremont, CA29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Good views. Restaurant served a good lunch. Not currently a working ranch. Of some historical interest as the first white settlement in Ushuaia, home of the Bridges family. The natural history museum was mostly just a collection of bones of various marine life.
Written 19 November 2021
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Trevor W
Chester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The currents in the Beagle channel make the beach near here a hotspot for dead marine animals. These have been collected and catalogud for around 100 years and are presented in a fascinating museum. If you like marine life you will love this.
Written 15 May 2020
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robertvalerie
Geneva, Switzerland205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
nice museum, nice coffee shop
OK as part of the martillo island tour
go if you can or if you want
enjoy
Written 20 February 2020
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shifra w
toronto4,588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Beagle Channel, Estancia Harberton was founded in 1886 by British missionary Thomas Bridges. He'd first visited Tierra del Fuego 22 years earlier, setting up an Anglican mission in Ushuaia Bay, where the modern city now stands.
Eventually, Thomas resigned from the mission and established this estancia, formerly called Downeast, forty nautical miles (60 km) east of Ushuaia.
He named the estancia Harberton, which had been the home of his wife, Mary Ann Varder, in Devon, England.
The present manager and part-owner, Tommy Goodall, is Thomas Bridges’s great-grandson
The family has stopped farming cattle and sheep, and today their main source of income is tourism.
Members of the family will give you a short guided tour of the barn and the gardens, sharing interesting historical stories.
I found the flower gardens particularly intriguing.
Most of the flowers are not native, but were introduced by the Bridges family.
There are also lovely vegetable gardens and the day I was there, family members were bringing baskets of just cut, freshly grown lettuces to the restaurant.
You can get to Estancia Haberton either by bus or by catamaran.
The way we got there was via a very crowded catamaran named Francesco.
Along the boat cruise of the Beagle Channel, you will see islands of sea lions and cormorants, as well as pass the 'lighthouse at the end of the world'.
Some of the cruises just view the island of the penguins and then return to Ushaia.
To actually be able to stroll on the island with the penguins, one has to take the boat from the estancia--only twenty people are allowed on the island at one time, and the estancia provides a guide.
We did not see the marine museum. I am not sure why we didn't.
Some of the buildings were closed when we were there.
We bussed back to Ushaia, which was very welcome, being that the boat had been so very crowded (see my review of the Beagle Channel, called Canal Beagle on TripAdvisor). I had posted many pictures for that review, but they disappeared, so I posted some of them with this review.
Written 12 February 2020
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Jacqueline R
Paramus, NJ362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
From the zodiac boot to Manzilla island to see the Magellan penguins , to the Beagle Chanel , Flat trees, Elephamt seals , Sea lions, to the museum of bones of sea animals. It was worth it. The day is spent in awe of the natural beauty of this world and nature.
Written 10 November 2019
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