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Pira Tour

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“king penguins”(26 reviews)
“penguin island”(29 reviews)
“martillo island”(20 reviews)
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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847 San Martin Street | Av. San Martin 847, Ushuaia V9410BFI, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I came to the end of the World, and given that I couldn't go to Antarctica, for me, this was the next best thing. Yes, it's pricey, but if you are a wildlife fan, when you have come this far it is worth paying those...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These people know what they are doing! We went to Hammer Island to see the Penguins, they coordinated our lunch at Haberton and then finished the day on a boat tour to see the cormorants and sea lions. Our tour guide, Ana was knowledgeable about...More

Thank Cassara
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This 5 out of 5 rating is well earned. The main season to see the Penguins is Nov - March, we visited in August & were treated to about 100 penguins. The tour only goes 3 times per week out of season & is limited...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

1  Thank JonnyC000
PiraTour, Director Comercial at Pira Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hey, Jonny!! Thank you very much for the review about our trip. We are glad to know that you spent a beautiful day with us and that it lived up to your expectations. Thank you very much for choosing us!

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
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

4  Thank Mark C
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
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

Thank wghss
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
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
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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23 June 2018|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
Ya we booked 7 months ahead...we booked off viator with a little discount...make sure you book the "walk" all others just go by the island on a boat no stops. We never had to deal with Pira booking directly..just show up at... More
23 June 2018|
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Response from wghss | Reviewed this property |
Go to thei website.
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.