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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

San Martin 847, Ushuaia, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Ranked #10 of 32 Activities in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Ottawa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband, his sister and myself took the penguin tour from Ushuaia and had a fabulous time. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved being able to watch the penguins and walk amongst them. Our tour guide, Sebastian, was great. He had a tonne of knowledge about ushuaia and the penguins. He was able to answer... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While the overall experience was OK, it just isn't worth the money. When we got off the bus(2.5 hour round-trip), we were split into two groups, the Spanish speakers and the English speakers. The Spanish speakers headed out to see the penguins first. We didn't realize signing up for the tour that we would be spending over half our time... More

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I first learned about Pira Tour from a CNN article that also says that you can walk among the penguins. When my husband and I finally had the chance to visit South America, we made it our life mission to get on this tour. Our tour operator actually booked it for us upon our request and everything went smoothly. We... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I recently took a pirra tour to the penguin island. We were told to meet at 14:25, so we arrived at 13:50 to fill out necessary paperwork. We were made to pay an additional fee which we were not aware of (no big deal) but I had asked when I booked and they said no more fees.... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are making the effort to visit Tierra del Fuego, odds are good that you are a nature lover/adventure traveler. This is definitely worth the 6 hours! The Estancia Harberton is interesting, especially the museum. Our volunteer tour guide was a delightful biologist from Spain there to do hands-on research on marine mammals. She was very knowledgable and even... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We LOVED our trip with Pira Tours. We were able to get a last minute reservation for the trip to see the penguins, but the trip was much more than we expected. In addition to spending a good amount of time walking around with the penguins, we were able to visit a beautiful ranch with a lovely tea house and... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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30 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I love animals, and frankly, there arent a lot in Patagonia (compared to Alaska). So I jumped at the chance to see some penguins. The 1.5 hr bus ride in nice and comfortable, and then its about a 10 minute boat ride to the island. We saw a lot of Magellanic penguins and a few Gentoo pengiuns as well. I... More

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relaytoad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We boarded the 4 X 4 bus to the Harberton Ranch. From there we took a zodiac to Martillo Island. Twenty people are allowed on the Island at a time. We spent an hour amazed by the penguins. We saw Magellanic, Gentoo, and King Penguins. The tour guide did an excellent job explaining what we would see and where we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Leo was a very good guide and we enjoyed our day. The Estacion Harberton was also very interesting and we learned a lot!

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Darwin, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Was organized through a cruise company. The bus was in good condition and the guide Leo was very good. We were the only people that spoke English on the tour and we did not feel disadvantaged. He translated very well for us. We did the morning tour with very good weather which is uncharacteristic of the region. It is about... More

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