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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

Address: Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-5557
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Lima, Peru
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We used Pira Tours to visit the penguin island. There were about 25 of us on the tour and we were divided into two groups (one Spanish and one in English, as it turned out). Pira Tours has an exclusive arrangement with the Estancia Harberton, who own the penguin island, such that they are the only tour group that can... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

In general the tour is worth it if you haven't seen penguins before. BUT...we were directed to meet them on the pier off our cruise ship; actually they are at the end of the pier along a string of kiosks along the main street. It took several hours crammed into a bus of 40 tourists, with somewhat dirty windows so... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The 1 hour walk on Hammer island with the penguins was lovely Leonardo the guide was also very good. But the listed and reported price (February 2015) of 100 USD + 10-15 entrance fee is the cost ONLY if you pay in physical US dollars. If you want to pay with pesos in cash or any card they use the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I am very glad that I went to Martillo Island with Pira Tours. None of the other tours would come close to actually walking on the island with the penguins, peeping into their nests (holes in the ground) and seeing the heads sticking out, having them literally cms from your feet staring up at you and resisting the incredible urge... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I took the tour to the Estancia and then the island with the Penguins. The tour was first class, a comfortable bus with a brief stop at the tea house at the estancia (good apple cake) and the a nice 15 minute boat ride to the island. The island is COLD; the wind never stops blowing so be sure to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This tour was a fantastic experience. We were able to get very close to the penguins and take photographs without being rushed. Be aware that it is very windy, cold and open on Martillo Island, so be sure to dress accordingly. As others have said, Pira Tours is the only company that has permission to land on the island. We... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Pira Tours offers the only tour that lets you walk with the penguins. This is because they limit the number of visitors to Martillo Island to I believe 90 people. Book in advance - I booked 3 months in advance, and Lola at Canal Fun Tours was able to book for me. It is expensive for this reason - to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Pira tours is the only company with permit to land in the Penguin Iceland. The experience is breath taking. The views, Penguins and the island trip is awesome. Half of the trip is Sea life Museum. I loved it. It is a live museum where interns come and study the sea life there. Some people may not enjoy the museum... More 

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Pira Tours offers a little known yet the best tour in all Ushuaia. They take you on a 1.5 hour bus ride to a small estate where the operators have a license to take twenty people at a time for an hour to walk among the penguins. There are some basic rules, like not to walk within 6 feet of... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Let me first warn you that there are 2 different trips that can be booked. On one of them, you go to the island by boat (a fast cat ferry) but you don't get to go on land and it costs some AR 2400 per person, or a second tour where you go to the private Estancia (where the island... More 

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