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Pira Tour - Day Tours

#8 of 31 Tours in Ushuaia
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Address: Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-5557
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Cute those pinguins

Very nice to go there! It starts with a tour in a truck/ bus. They stop at a small museum where they show all types of fishes. Nice stop. After it you come at a small farm from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jantien G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice to go there! It starts with a tour in a truck/ bus. They stop at a small museum where they show all types of fishes. Nice stop. After it you come at a small farm from where to boat goes to the pinguins. You can come about 2 meters from them. A must see here! Enjoy

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only tour that will take you to the island AND let you walk on the island WITH the penguins. There are a lot of tour companies that go to the island, beach the boat and the visitors stay on the boat and watch the penguins from the boat. This is the only tour company licensed to allow... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

PiraTour is the only agency with permission to dock at Isla Martillo (Penguin Island) in Ushuaia. You will actually walk in the island and see the penguins up close (3 meters). This was an exceptional experience to have, while at the end of the world, don't settle for just seeing these beautiful creatures from a kayak. Note: You have to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We took the penguin tour and Augustine was our guide. The trip was amazing and I would highly recommend! It's an hour and a half drive, you tour a marine biology museum then stop for coffee, then you board a boat for 10 minutes to the island. You are literally standings amidst penguins. Three different species and they are gorgeous.... More 

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the prairie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The tour is very well organized and lasts a reasonable amount of time . You drive from Ushuaia for about 1.5 hours to a historic farmstead where it's a 10-12 min boat ride to a small island. The penguins have been nesting on this island for a couple of decades now and most seem habituated to the presence of people.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is the only agency that allows you to walk in the island where most of the penguins can be seen. Worth doing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

From the minute my husband and I decided to leave Brazilian beaches for Antarctic cold, I started begging (more like bargaining) to see penguins. As in, "I will only freeze my butt off if we can see penguins." When we realized I would be turning 30 around the same time as said freezing, he offered to make the penguin tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I booked this tour specifically to see penguins, and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to see not only Gentoo and Magellanic penguins but also King penguins as well. To see them in their own environment was priceless. It's worth the drive to Haberton Estancia, which despite being 90-minutes long, is really scenic the whole way. We were... More 

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Mae Sot, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My husband and I did Pira's day trip to hike with the penguins on an island owned by an Estancia. It was a great afternoon and the penguins were totally amazing. We saw three different kinds even though it was late in the season and many had left. The guide was very knowledgeable about the birds and their habitat and... More 

2 Thank Jill H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This port is the furthest south Argentinian city. We docked and we're off to 7 degree weather. Not too bad. I have two pairs of light pants, a shirt, two light hoodies and later I add my rain coat to cut the wind. We are on a trip with Pira Tours. We are comfortable in our 18 passenger van on... More 

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