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Pira Tour - Day Tours

Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Great visit to Martillo Island!

We found this tour operator online after doing some research. They are based in Ushuaia and have a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Henry T
Oakland, California
Well organized trip

We took the walk with penguins -tour and were very satisfied. Views were amazing and the guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We found this tour operator online after doing some research. They are based in Ushuaia and have a booth at the tourist pier. You get picked up there and are driven about 90 km to Estancia Haberton where we got taken by boat to an...More

3  Thank Henry T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We took the walk with penguins -tour and were very satisfied. Views were amazing and the guide was professional and easy to understand. Reservation and all communication was easy.

1  Thank Anni R
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was the most fun experience, completely awesome. Our guides, Valentin and Karla were amazing: friendly, informative, and extremely engaging. The penguins are such a delight. The cruise over and back was very pretty. We brought lunch, and enjoyed eating with gorgeous views. But walking...More

1  Thank AW1008
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

At the dock, there are a number of small offices e different excursion and tour operators. Luckily, we chose Piratur. Piratur offers an excursion down the Beagle Channel all the way to the Estancia Harberton. While other tour operators offer this voyage, Piratur offers something...More

1  Thank bobogado
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

When you visit the Ushuaia tourist office you'll find there are various tours that take you onto the Beagle channel. Of the non-private tours, Piratour offers the most comprehensive one for 2500 pesos (and 20 pesos port fee). Just a note: this tour takes you...More

1  Thank Elvagilth
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I was a little hesistant to book because were on a little bit of a budget - but really wanted to see penguins, so went for it and I'm SO glad I did! Pira Tour did an amazing job with the entire day. We took...More

1  Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This tour is a must-do if you are in Ushuaia. Loved starting the day by heading out of Ushuaia via boat. We stopped to see cormorants and sea lions along the way to Estancia Harberton. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Walking with the Gentoo...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Book this tour...it was the best thing we did in Argentina!! The boat ride out to Martillo Island was beautiful (and no need to do another boat tour of the Beagle Channel)...you'll see the lighthouse, sea lions, and millions of birds. Our captain even stopped...More

Thank emily462
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

good tour. we did this prior to Antarctica. no king penguins seen on our tour. guiding was more in spanish with some english but we were ok with that. could have explained more about the history of the area while we're on the boat. email...More

Thank U K
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was one of the best tours I have been on and it was great to walk right next to the Gentoo and Magellanic penguins and watch them play and talk to each other. There was a great vista stop seeing the beautiful national park...More

1  Thank Michael W
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Cyntia R
Can someone let me know if the Pira tour to Martillo island operates on all days of the week? Also how early do you have to look into booking the tickets to be sure to get a reservation. Thanks in advance.
19 June 2017|
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Response from bobogado | Reviewed this property |
I believe they plan to go daily, but weather Is a factor. We booked the day before and got the last places. Try to book as soon as you can.
Just wondering if anyone knows how much is it for the penguin tour and the beagle channel navigation tour?
26 February 2017|
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Response from MichelRegS | Reviewed this property |
If my memory is correct about 100USD
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Hi, What is the best way to book this tour in advance? We are considering taking a 14-hour bus ride to Ushuaia just to see the Penguins, but have had no luck getting a response from Pira Tours either through their website or Facebook page, and would not make the trip unless we can go on the tour. Have other visitors just shown up and booked the day of? Would it be worth travelling to Ushuaia just for the penguins, or what other activities would you suggest. We would have about 2 and a half days there before returning to Buenos Aires.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
I booked it through viator online and actually found a discount code so I got it even a little cheaper. It won't say on the website that it is piratour but it's the only "walk with the penguins" tour from ushuaia. I was... More