Roland JonesUnited Kingdom
Gaston is a bright and entertaining guide with excellent communication skills and a keen sense of humour! He is most personable and is great company. His knowledge of nature is vast as was displayed on the walking tour. He went out of his way to make the day a very memorable experience for us. Highly recommended.
Carolyn DombrowskiUnited States
Gaston was great - both personable & knowledgeable. Really enjoyed his tour!
Gaston, was a great guide. He was well versed in all areas ranging from geography, history, trade, populations etc. Gaston had expanded his tour package to include sights we requested. He was gentle and kind in his demeanor as he watched out for our welfare-communicating with the locals to ensure advantages as well as our comprehension. He was able to highlight different aspects of the area always seeking areas of interest to our group. Gaston was a wonderful guide. We were fortunate to have his lead.
Joan KellyUnited States
Gaston was very accommodating after our ship itinerary changed. He met us on time and made sure that we got to all the scenic spots in Tierra del Fuego park before all the bus crowds arrived. He also took us on a tour of the town of Ushuaia and helped us find a restaurant in town that we enjoyed very much. He was very informative and we were glad that we had chosen a private tour instead of the ship excursion.
Sandra AndersonUnited States
Gaston provided a most pleasant tour--both of the town of Ushuaia and its surroundings, as well as to the Tiera del Fuego National Park. He is very knowledgeable, especially about flora and fauna, but he also listened to my requests to learn about the indigenous Yamana and Selknam. The history of the indigenous communities and their links with explorers and missionaries is also very interesting. Gaston maximized my time in port and ensured a timely return to the cruise ship. Muchisimas gracias.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Sandra! It was really wonderful having you here
Samuel Victor F.Canada
6 out of 5**s. Gaston was most superlative. Knowledgeable, excellent guide. Pleasant to be with. Enthusiastic. Anticipated the wants and needs of his clients. And a great new vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very mucho!! All the best.
Scott NessUnited States
Gaston was AMAZING! He was so knowledgable about ecology and biology and he was an absolute expert birder. Gaston was also super flexible. We wanted to spend more time in Tierra del Fuego than Ushuaia and he was able to accommodate. He also managed to combine birding (for me) with hiking and scenery (for my husband). I would recommend Gaston to any travelers who are looking to get a true taste of nature and who wish to avoid the crowd of the tour bus!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was really very nice having you here.
Linda LeeUnited States
Gaston was an excellent guide. We enjoyed our short tour with him. Our ship was leaving earlier than expected so tour had to be cut short. We expected to see more wildlife while touring Tierra del Fuego. Nice drip edge but nothing special. We appreciated that he respected our desire to be back to ship plenty early. Perhaps if we had the time to see the prison we would have felt more fulfilled.
Stephen Gittinsshrewsbury, ENGLAND, United Kingdom
Very well informed and interesting guide who loves his job and is willing to pass on his knowledge enjoyed our time with him greatly.
Doug LervikUnited States
I highly recommend Gaston. He was waiting on the dock, had a nice van to ride in, and was fun and informative. There were 4 of us, we are somewhat active, and Gaston let us leave the itinerary open until we showed up. We wanted to base our day on how we felt and the current weather. It worked out great, as we hiked for several miles through the Park, as well as saw several other sites. Gaston is also very knowledgable on local history, flora and fauna. I give Gaston my highest recommendation
Stephen LaneUnited Kingdom
Gaston provided an excellent tour of the area and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the the natural environment and wildlife of the area was superb. We were treated to some wonderful sights of the wildlife in the park and finished our visit with an excellent tour of the city and surrounding areas. Gaston's commentary throughout was excellent and he never hesitated in answering any of our questions. I would highly recommend this.
Nancy RoweUnited States
Gaston escorted us in Ushuaia, showing the flora & fauna of Tierra del Fuego with expertise and enthusiasm. His consideration for our special needs & his kindness and generosity made the trip satisfying and comfortable. His commitment to serving our needs was gratifying. His gusto about his job is very evident.
We are wildlife photographers and booked our trip with Gaston B. He has a large, comfortable van, and met us 10 mins early at our hotel! We had a wonderful day, his knowledge of the area and the birds was stupendous. He can make bird calls to entice different species and was even able to find us the elusive Magellan Woodpecker, a highlight! He is personable knowledgable and speaks English fluently. He catered to our every wish and made our Experience well worth the expense. We highly recommend Gaston!
Martin TaylorUnited Kingdom
Gaston was our charming and knowledgeable guide during our stay in Ushuaia. He met us as planned as soon as our ship docked and took us around the Tierra del Fuego National Park. We spent time exploring by car and in foot and even went back to certain sites when the weather improved in the afternoon. His plans were so good that we hardly saw the masses coaches leaving from the port. You will not be disappointed in hiring Gaston for your stay in Ushuaia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! Regards!
Gaston was very nice and pleasant, quickly understood our focus areas and likes and designed the tour accordingly, and showed impressive command of the local flora and fauna. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Assaf!! It was great having you and your parents here. All the best. I hope you are enjoying with your children
Robert KearnsSpring Mills, PA/ 16875, United States
Gaston was greatly enjoyed by our family. He took us to several areas that a tour bus could not access. Gaston was always willing to stop for photos or scenic views, also waited during some shopping in town.I would highly recommend his tours. We had some confusion at the dock with a meeting point that was quickly resolved. Overall great day with Gaston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. It was great having you here Best for you and your family!
Carole ReplogleWest Chester, OH, United States
Gaston was an excellent guide. He explained many things about the National Park and took us on several short walks to see various sights. Several people in our group had limited mobility and Gaston arranged our walks to accommodate them. We saw several gray foxes and birds near the road and Gaston had the driver stop so we could take pictures. Gaston's enthusiasm for his tour soon spread to the whole group and all of us had a marvelous time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carole I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with yourself and the rest of the group.
Christine H.United States
Gaston was knowledgeable about the plants and animals of the region and prepared a day's activities that allowed us to see the beauty of Ushuaia and understand it ecological importance. He was responsive to questions and provided important background about the distinctiveness of Patagonia.
Michael KaminskiUnited States
Gaston was a real pleasure to have as our guide! He was very very educated in all of the things that my kids and I were interested in -- nature, etc. He was also very flexible in the arrangements, which was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks!!!
Richard KleinSarasota, FLORIDA, United States
Gaston was a delight --clear, informative and pleasant. He served not only as a guide but as a naturalist as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks!! It was very nice having you here
Ann McPheeUnited Kingdom
Gaston met us from the ship at Ushaia. We had a very interesting tour of the town, Tierra del Fuego and Ensenada. He was friendly, informative and helpful. We enjoyed our morning very much and would recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me!
Guide very nice and professional. He speaks very good English and is also an ornithologist.
Victoria WilsonUnited Kingdom
Gaston was waiting for us once we were able to disembark the MS Veendam, unfortunately 1/2 hour late. Gaston was so knowledgeable re the wildlife and the area of the National Park, it was an extremely enjoyable tour. Wish we could have had more time to go further afield. Thank you for your organisation, would certainly use Tours by Locals again and would recommend Gaston as a guide. Kind regards, Victoria Wilson, England
Richard Louis BrownUnited States
My partner and I spent yesterday with Gaston, and found him to be informative, personable, and ready to tailor the tour to our preferences. We chose to spend most of the day in the national park, where he was able to find things to delight us, including a tree full of parakeets and two varieties of ground orchid, along with other bird and plant species. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a pleasure to receive these comments from the traveler. This encourage me to continue improving myself as a professional tourist guide.
very polite, well mannered in addition to being very knowledgeable. His English was excellent and his vehicle was very clean and comfortable. This was the most expensive of all of our tours. Can anything be done to improve the cost. The cost of admission to Tierra del Fuego Park was costly ($21US pp) - an additional cost.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I am glad to know that you really enjoyed the tour. Take care. Gaston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.
Beautiful organized and very knowledgeable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Gaston knows the area and was a good tour guide. I guess the only criticism would be to help his clients plan more effectively. He should ask his clients what they want to do, then put down the options then execute! Great tour overall
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad that you enjoyed your tour and thanks for the helpful feedback. For the future, I will make sure to have a short planning meeting at the start of each tour.