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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

Address: San Martin 847, Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-5557
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Ranked #8 of 38 Activities in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent our day in Ushuaia doing the penguin rookery tour with Pira Tours. Our cruise ship port time did not work with their normal tour times, but they were accommodating for our group and set up a time that would work with the ship's schedule. We met up with the company a short walk from our ship, where we... More 

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St. Paul
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our family recently took the Pira Tours to the penguin rookery and loved it. Our guide, Augustine, provided excellent information and pointed out interesting facts. He is bilingual and was very approachable and easy to talk to. We traveled with two teenage boys and they loved this! We were fortunate to see not only the magellan penguins, but also the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our 2014 4 Hemisphere World Tour led us to Argentina Patagonia to the town of Ushuaia. We wandered into Pira Tour on Av San Martin. Maria (Bobbie) was wonderful and gave us all the information we needed to decide on making wise discissions on the tours we were going to take while in Ushuaia. She was honest and clear as... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is a real MUST in Ushuaia. It was really touching experience to visit the penguin paradise where the penguins are protected from the humans. It was the highlight of my visit in Ushuaia. Pira tour takes real good care for the island to make sure the penguins are not disturbed or harmed by our presence there. Our guide Augusto... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We took the 2:30pm Penguin Rookery tour, and have nothing but great things to say. Booking via email and paying online via credit card was simple, and communication was great. We were shuttled 1.5 hours to Haberton Farm in a brand new motorcoach with super comfortable seats and plenty of heat to keep us warm. Our tour guides spoke perfect... More 

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