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Pira Tour - Day Tours

#8 of 32 Tours in Ushuaia
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Address: Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
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+54 2901 43-5557
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Magellanic and Gentoo penguins

Arranged the Pira Tours penguin trip through Jelena Richardson. Grandkids did fine with the long drive. We stopped on the way to check out the "flat trees" and notice how Chile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arranged the Pira Tours penguin trip through Jelena Richardson. Grandkids did fine with the long drive. We stopped on the way to check out the "flat trees" and notice how Chile was to our left and Argentina to the right. Then on to the estancia where we boarded a zephyr for the ride on Beagle Channel; we saw a Sei... More 

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Orsay, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride of 1:30 is a bit long but nice. All the rest is great. My only regret is that we started waking up at 6am to end 3pm. I understand they have to have 2 visit a day so there is no other way around. Service is very good. People are nice and all is beautiful and fun. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged 2 full day excursions with Piratour. The first was a 4x4 trip to the lakes Escondido and Fagnano. The actual services on the day were from another agency Nanotak. The guide for the day was excellent who did his best to make the most of the trip for the group. There were some good thrills driving through narrow... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat ride down the Beagle Channel was unforgettable. We were taken to a small beachhead where the penguins walk around you. I had to be careful not to step on them. Our host, a biology student, was well informed and stayed with us for the whole day. The local ranch owners accepted us into their hacienda during especially bad... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just plain and simple awesome! There are a few options for the tour...Only with Piratour will you be allowed to walk amongst the penguins. Other tours can only pull the boats up to the rookery island.....They can't disembark. The 3 options: bus/bus, bus/boat, or boat/bus. The bus ride is 1.5 hours long including 1 "photo" stop for 15 minutes or... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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 29 December 2016 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 24 December 2016

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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