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“Isla Magdalena Day Tour was great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Comapa Tourismo - Day Tours

Comapa Tourismo - Day Tours
Ranked #29 of 33 Tours in Ushuaia
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“Isla Magdalena Day Tour was great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

You can buy tickets for this day tour at the Comapa office in Punta Arenas or right at the ferry terminal on the day when you want to take the trip. In peak season I would recommend buying it beforehand.

The boat is a ferry with one part that is closed and heated with seats like in a train. Make sure to get in front of the line to get a window seat. Coffee, cocoa and snacks are available for purchase (tourist prices).

The boat tour itself was a little less than I had expected (thought one would see more of the land/ surroundings but the straight was much broader than I had thought. Great explanations about the penguins though both in English and Spanish. Bring sea sickness pills if you suffer from it as the boat ride can be quite bumpy.

The boat tour takes 2h each way, while being 1h on the island.
Really good value for money and I loved the trip!

Visited March 2014
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“Ecotourism with Beavers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

In the pretty Valle Hermosa some 24 km from Ushuaia you can see beavers quite close up in the wild. We booked the tour through Comapa Tourismo and eight of us joined five more in the valley for a walk through the valley to the beavers. The tour took 2.5 - 3.0 hours and was followed by a delicious meal of grilled salmon or steak, plus creme caramel for desert. The guide's English is a bit limited but with a number of very pleasant and helpful tourists from Mexico and Uraguay in the party to provide assistance we got by. The main attraction of course is the beavers and we had great opportunity and vantage points to view them and their constructions. We were picked up at our hotel at 6pm and returned at 11.30; 5 1/2 hours including a great dinner for 340 pesos each we thought was great value. A truly different experience for those unfamiliar with these animals.

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“left us out in the cold, at 10PM after a long journey without any information!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We booked a bus ticket with Comapa from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales, ensuring us that the first bus to Punta Arenas would connect to the one to Puerto Natales. But border checks took long and there was no connection. So there we were, 10 tourists altogether, stranded at night with expensive accommodation booked and paid for in Puerto Natales, but no transportation. Nor Comapa, nor the bus company (Bus Sur) did anything for us. No offer to take us to a hotel (that was on a personal initiative by a van driver), nor to compensate us for booked accommodation.
If we had known before there was no guarantee, we wouldn't have booked a night's accommodation. And we would have directly booked with the bus company to Punta Arenas.
Of course we went to Comapa the next day and they said they'd look into it and get back to us. Since then, I have sent them 3 emails, but no reply. Bad information, bad service, bad customer care. Go with another!

Visited November 2011
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