The ride

Martin Garcia Island is a nature reserve located 60 km. away of Buenos Aires city, at the mouth of the Uruguay River on the Rio de la Plata.

Faced with the Uruguayan coast and covering an area of 168 hectares, the island offers the tranquility of a secluded retreat of all development, inhabited by few people and ruled by hundreds of native species of birds, reptiles, rodents and amphibians. Several trails go across the island from end to end, surrounding the ruins of a former military base, now dominated by the chants of parrots.

The ride is very quiet and relaxing, setting to spend a moment alone, or in the company of friends, sharing a chat and a warm "mate". The village has a very special theater that often serves as a cinema, the historical bakery and pastry factory, the old chapel, the famous prison where was exiled the former President Peron, small museums, the old lighthouse, outdoor games, a cozy inn, a family restaurant, etc.

Rates

  • Air rides Buenos Aires
  • 1 passenger:   $550
  • Airplane tours Buenos Aires
  • 2 passengers: $570
  • Airplane rental Buenos Aires
  • 3 passengers: $590
  • Personal expenses at the island are not included

Give this tour as a gift!

Request a gift voucher when you make the reservation and we will send you a digital voucher with the details of the tour and the passengers information. You can print it anywhere or forward it to the beneficiaries. The voucher can be used within a period of 60 days.

Frequently asked questions

Flights depart from San Fernando International Airport, just 30 minutes away by car from Buenos Aires city center (see location).

We can fly any day of the week, weekend or holiday, from 9am to 6pm. It is not possible to fly at night, however in summer season we can schedule the last departure at 7pm. Since we do not have customer service offices at the airport, flights are only carried out with prior reservation.

The airplanes can accommodate 1 pilot and 3 passengers. Unless a private flight is specifically requested upon reservation, flights or helitours may be shared with passengers occupying other seats.

The minimum age to attend a flight is 2 years old. From that age on, all passengers pay the rate equally.

Given that the aircrafts have weight and balance limitations, the total weight of the 3 passengers must not exceed 240kg (average of 80kg per person).

For safety reasons, it is required that all passengers are able to exit the aircraft by their own means, if this is necessary. If any passenger has a physical limitation, please let us know before booking a flight.

We recommend bringing comfortable and light clothes, ideally in dark colors, to avoid the reflection in the windows of the aircraft which could be seen in the photos.

All passengers must have an identity card or a passport, valid on the date of flight.

All passengers must confirm attendance to their flight at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time, either by phone or email.

Failure to receive the confirmation and unable to establish contact with the passengers, the activity will be canceled without notice by Argentina Fly and the penalty for a no-show will be charged.

Passengers must take the necessary precautions to arrive at the airport at least 15 minutes before the time of their flight. The tolerance for any delay is 10 minutes over the scheduled time, after that time the penalty corresponding to a no-show will be charged. Please note that we have other scheduled activities and your particular delay affects the rest of the schedule. Better waiting a few minutes at the airport than being late and missing your flight!

The rates displayed on our website are in Argentine Pesos (ARS), Brazilian Reals (BRL), Euros (EUR) and United States Dollars (USD), the latter being the reference currency. The VAT (value added tax) of 10.5% or 21% applies depending on the type of flight to be performed. Rates can change without notice and their validity is only guaranteed in the reference currency (US dollars), from the moment the service is paid.

Reservations may be requested from our website through the contact form or by e-mail to info@argentina-fly.com. Reservations will only be confirmed when the payment of the service, or the credit card data provided as payment guarantee, has been received.

We recommend booking a flight at least one week in advance to ensure the availability of the aircraft.

Payments can be done in advance by the means of a bank transfer. The funds must be credited to our account at least 72 hours before the date of flight.

Payments can also be done at the airport, either in cash or by credit card (Visa or American Express only; 5% surcharge applies). In this case and in order to confirm the reservation, it will be necessary to complete a guarantee form with the details of the credit card and its holder.

In case of bad weather conditions (rain, strong winds, reduced visibility ...), the flight will be rescheduled for another date of your convenience. We recommend to wait until the date of flight before making a change in the schedule, as sometimes the forecast is not met or only applies for part of the day and may not affect your flight.

A flight may suffer delays or reschedules and itineraries may vary due to weather, air traffic control or force majeur reasons. The customer will not hold Argentina Fly responsible for reschedules or changes of itineraries based on any of the aforementioned reasons.

The expected duration for each tour is indicative and varies according to the permits obtained and the route authorized by the air traffic control, weather conditions and other factors beyond the responsibility of Argentina Fly.

Since the total cost of a tour is based on the elapsed time from the aircraf's engine startup to its stop, the specific flight time could be less than the total duration of the activity, since that duration includes the time on the ground required for the execution of procedures and maneuvers pre/post takeoff/landing.

In case of cancellation by the customer, the following penalties apply: more than 72 hours before the date of flight, 30% of the total service will be charged. Between 72 and 24 hours before the date of flight, 50% of the total service will be charged. Less than 24 hours before the flight or in case of a no-show, 100% of the service will be charged.

In case of cancellations by Argentina Fly, the full amount paid out by the customer will be refunded.

Questions and reservations