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Pira Tour - Day Tours

#8 of 31 Tours in Ushuaia
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Address: Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
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Amazing opportunity to walk among penguins

The tour consisted of a boat ride down the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia, a visit to a ranch, another boat ride to where the penguins are located, about 1.5 hours among the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour consisted of a boat ride down the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia, a visit to a ranch, another boat ride to where the penguins are located, about 1.5 hours among the penguins, and then a bus ride back to Ushuaia. The boat ride through the Beagle Channel was great. Had an opportunity to see Sea Lions, comorants and other... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour itself was really good. I enjoyed my time on Isla Martillo. The bus was comfortable, the guide was informative. But the problem was contacting this agency. They did not reply my few email requests. The best way to contact them is via facebook message. But still this company responds fairly slowly. So be patient.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for the afternoon tour of the walk with penguins. The guides are funny and helpful. Do wear many layers because it is VERY cold and windy. The day we went it was kind of raining and snowing. The penguins do get really close sometimes and you can get great photos. The boat ride was somewhat bumpy but manageable.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super experience with amazing penguins in their natural habitat. Could be really windy & cold so do bring your layers. Really informative guide.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking with the Penguins is a definite 5 star once in a lifetime experience. The lower rating is due to confusion with my booking and the overall tour. We were told that we had an afternoon tour even though we had booked for a morning tour. (We were told that they don't do morning tours.) Then we were told that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

All in all a truly memorable and unique experience. We booked the "walking with penguins" tour but also enjoyed a tour of the beagle channel on the way to the island. During the day we saw sea lions, three types of penguin and many many birds. We really did experience penguins within touching distance in their natural habitat. A once... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have reviewed the penguin island in a separate post, and that of course got a five star rating, that was great. If you want to walk on the island, this tour is the only option, because they have an exclusive agreement with the owner of the island. We can only give the company itself 3 stars; the reason for... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The penguin rookery was a great experience. We were very impressed with their professionalism and organization and especially the tour guide. We were a small group of only 10 on the English speaking tour. Our guide was knowledgable and we were able to get very close to the Penguins. This was well worth the price and highly recommended

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the penguin rookery at the end of October with Piratours. Our tour guide was Augustine and he was the best tour guide we had over our entire visit to Argentina. The island was fascinating. We were luck enough to visit while the Magellan penguins were nesting. We also saw king penguins molting. At the end... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I booked my tour with Pira Tours before leaving for our South America tour. The electronic transaction was safe and quick. Before going on trip my husband had small injury on his leg. Guide and other people were there to help my husband proper way. It was interesting to see so many penguins on the island.We were lucky to see... More 

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