We highly recommend Gaston to be your tour guide. A very pleasant, knowledgeable individual who is fluent in English as well. We are so grateful as he did more than we could expect. We met him as soon we stepped off the cruise on 02/07/2019, while he had a clear plastic folder and printed my name on it while he drove slowly along the ship. Our arrival in the NP was early before the big buses with crowd arrived and allow us to enjoy the tranquility and stunning beauty of the NP with the birds.
This tour was excellent. Gaston took us to several locations where he knew many of the passerine species (small bush birds) would be present. These locations were both within and outside the national park and covered a range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, which enabled us to observe a large number of species. We also had the opportunity to photograph many species at a leisurely pace. The transportation was excellent and Gaston's wealth of knowledge was first-class. Highly recommended.
Ron SmileyPowell, OHIO, United States
If you are looking for someone with a true passion for "birding" you will not go wrong with Gaston. He picked us up at the dock and took us first for some sightseeing around the town in Ushuaia, Argentina . . . and then drove us to Tierra Del Fuego (a National Park) for an outstanding bird-watching expedition (carrying his scope) through the park. He then drove us to another lake/river area for more birding before taking us back to the ship after a tremendous day. Thanks Again -- Ron, Judy, Maureen, Jim
Tim ShelmerdineUnited States
5 out of 5 stars for my tour on Gaston on December 23, 2017. Had a wonderful day with this knowledgeable and outgoing guide. Absolutely super experience. Gaston met me as my cruise ship came in and we spent every possible moment birding the Tierra del Fuego NP and areas around Ushuaia. It was more like hiring with a friend than a guide. HIghly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tim, it was really a pleasure having you here! Thanks a lot and Buena suerte!!
Vidyasagar PremkumarUnited States
Norma MalinowskiUnited States
Gaston spoke fluid English which really helped. He was very knowledgeable about birds and the natural environment. Showing us in a book what identification marks to look for on birds was excellent. He was great about taking is to different splaces to see the birds we were intetested in. I highly recommend Gaston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Norma! Have a wonderful voyage to Antarctica!
More important than his extensive knowledge of birding and the local area was his ability to effortlessly adjusted our itinerary to reflect both our physical needs (not as young as we used to be) and the changing weather conditions. The result was a throughly enjoyable experience and photographic memories of both the wildlife and scenery.
Bonnie PetersonUnited States
Knowledgable guide on area and birds. Very enjoyable tour and friendly guide. Thank You Gaston!
Excellent tour and guide. Extra time and effort spent to cover the area. Identified our objectives and fulfilled them.
Fergus SweeneyUnited Kingdom
Gaston was an excellent, knowledgeable and very enjoyable company, we saw many birds - especially Magellanic woodpecker, black-faced ibis, ashy headed goose , Andean Condor and more - 31 in all. He has excellent English and was responsive to our requests. Very good local beer, cheese and sausage to round off the day. Great start to a holiday moving on to Antarctica.
Carl SafinaUnited States
We had a 5-star experience with a terrific guide. We saw almost everything we were hoping to see (and more), which is remarkable for a half-day outing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!! It was great having you here! I hope you are enjoying a lot in Antarctica
Julie RosenfeldUnited States
Gaston really knows the area, the ecology and the birds. So many have to be located using bird calls and he can identify them all. We had fabulous weather and saw an incredible number of birds. We had several non-birders in the group who thoroughly enjoyed the bird watching and hikes through the national park. This is the nature tour you should take!
We had a fabulous day with Gaston. We were particularly impressed by his depth of knowledge of both the environment and the town as well as his willingness to share his experiences with us. I highly recommend Gaston's tour in Ushuaia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!
Karen FarkasUnited States
Gaston truly understood our interest in birds and the natural history of Tierra del Fuego. We spotted over 20 bird species - highlighted by a nesting pair of Great Grebes, 3 Magellanic Woodpeckers and a large flock of Austral Parakeets. Gaston's English is excellent. He clearly has great depth of knowledge of the natural history of Tierra del Fuego and enthusiastically shared that knowledge with us in a carefully planned tour. We highly recommend Gaston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen thank you for your kind comments. I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to show you the National Park and its wild life. All the best
Judy C.United States
Wonderful and enthusiastic guide. Gaston loves birdwatching and loves sharing it. Also our ship arrived an hour early and after a quick phone call the day before he was waiting when our ship disembarked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment Judy!! All the best
Kimberly BrienUnited States
Gaston was an excellent guide. He carried his own spotting scope and field guides. The spotting scope allowed us to see the birds up close (better than binoculars). He was also just as excited to see the birds as we were and gave us a check list of all the birds we spotted while on the tour so we didn't have to keep track while bird watching. We had a 20 month old with us and Gaston was very accommodating. From serious birders, to amateurs, this is a great tour for anyone wanting to see Tierra del Fuego.
Paul LombardiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It is easy to be a good guide when the guest are as nice as you. I am very happy that my tour met your expectations. All the best! Gaston
Linda F.South Africa
Gaston was an exceptionally knowledgeable bird guide who took us on a 6 hour bird watching trip to the Tierra del Fuego National park - he made every effort to show us special birds that we wanted to see, provided us with a complete bird list and took us around many places in the park that were absolutely stunning ! I am happy to recommend Gaston to any novice or experienced bird watchers without reservation ! He is fluent in English, courteous, professional and simply a great guide to have. Thanks Gaston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments!! It was great having you here!! Next time the hummingbirds!!!! Kind regards Gaston
We had a superb day with Gaston birding in the Tierra del Fuego NP. He picked us up on time from our hotel and drove us to some terrific spots in the park, away from the crowds, where he was able to show us some excellent birds including some endemics. Very pleasant company, excellent English language. Not a cheap day, but worth every cent and highly recommended.