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847 San Martin Street | Av. San Martin 847, Ushuaia V9410BFI, Argentina
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Expensive like everything in Patagonia but a great day

Another really expensive tour in Patagonia but it was a great experience. We decided to take in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JonnyC000
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Best Tour of the Entire Cruise

We booked the March 12th Pira Tour "Walking with the Penguins" several months in advance. Their... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Sam G
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Melbourne, Florida
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With Piratour travel you can make your dream trip in Ushuaia! you can visit the Beagle Channel, walk among penguins, enjoy breathtaking trekkings around the area, 4x4 experience, and much more... Explore Patagonia with us.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“king penguins” (26 reviews)
“penguin island” (31 reviews)
“martillo island” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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847 San Martin Street | Av. San Martin 847, Ushuaia V9410BFI, Argentina
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"comfortable bus"
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"their natural habitat"
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"amazing experience"
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"research center"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another really expensive tour in Patagonia but it was a great experience. We decided to take in the Penguin Island rather than do the short tour and luckily we had good weather for it. The Penguins are super cute, helped by the good luck of...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We booked the March 12th Pira Tour "Walking with the Penguins" several months in advance. Their little hut is at the end of the cruise terminal. They were ready for our small group and off we went. The bus ride was comfortable; the weather was...More

1  Thank Sam G
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We booked in advance to do the full day tour of the Beagle channel and penguins on Isla Martillo. It was a great experience, and especially the hour on the island with the penguins was unforgettable. The tour was sensitively run, and we were quite...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the walk with penguins tour on 4 April. We were afraid it would be too late in the season, but there were still quite a few penguins. I think this is their last week, though. We saw Magellanic and Gentoos....More

Thank Karen11122
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We took the tour to Isla Martillo which also included the boat ride through the Beagle Channel and Harberton Ranch. It was, without a doubt, the best thing we have done our entire trip. We got lucky with the weather. The boat was comfortable and...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

If you don't think penguins are adorable, you will not like this tour. This is the only tour that allows you to actually visit the island and walk among the penguins from my understanding. We were lucky enough to also view hump backed whales in...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Well after months of planning and reading about Ushuaia and canned tours we decided on this one. It was worth every peso!!! We went on an hour and a half bus ride to the farm then a 15 min boat ride with 20 of my...More

Thank Michael L
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PiraTour, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pira Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Michael! We are very happy to hear to had a great time. A ll of our staff members work very hard to make sure you enjoy the excursion! It´s very nice to hear you were able to travel with your friends, we are sure...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent day tour to see the penguins. We saw a king penguin which was great since this is not their home. We also saw the lighthouse and seals and birds along the way of the cruise which took almost 3 hours. On...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
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PiraTour, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pira Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi there! We are very happy to hear to had a great time. All of our staff members work very hard to make sure you enjoy the excursion! The return by bus is only half an hour shorter than the one by bus, but you...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We did the full day beagle channel and penguin rookery tour. The tour started by boat, cruising up the beagle channel. The boat takes only 40 passengers, and the small group was phenomenal. The two guides spoke great English, and were filled with interesting facts...More

Thank sevengrams_travel
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PiraTour, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pira Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi there! We are very happy to hear to had a great time and that you would recomend us. All of our staff members work very hard to make sure you enjoy the excursion, especially the guides that make sure you get all the information...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We took the all-day tour that allows you to walk with the penguins. Everything was first rate. The young woman who led our penguin tour was very good - informative, funny and she spoke very good English. The other stops were also very good. We...More

Thank Jeff K
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PiraTour, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pira Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Jeff! We are very happy to hear to had a great time. All of our staff members work very hard to make sure you enjoy the excursion! It's very important that you thought it was worth it. Thank you very much on behalf of...More

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Renee E
11 May 2018|
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Response from wghss | Reviewed this property |
September through April is when the penguins are on Martillo Island so your timing is good. I would contact Piratour for more specifics about their tours.
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Aforapple G
4 May 2018|
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Response from _ilanbar11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think the most important thing is that you're lucky with the weather. I do not think there are penguins in this season. They reach the beach and nest only at the beginning of the summer. I recommend going to the... More
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Diane M
25 March 2018|
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Response from Sam G | Reviewed this property |
We booked directly with Pira, about 10 months before the trip. Don't wait.
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