Puerto Madryn is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Patagonia Argentina and the epicentre of many maritime activities such as diving with sea lions, kayaking and whale watching. Since June the southern whale “Franca” is the protagonist of the Golfo Nuevo. Each year the animal reaches to the coast for the reproductive cycle. 

Whale watching in Puerto Madryn

There are two types of sighting of these cetaceans: embarked and coastal. On board you can marvel with the immensity of the ancestral species and the possibility of an untimely jump a few meters away. Whales are curious animals who will converge to showing its huge body through the clear water.

To book excursions in Puerto Madryn, as diving, whale and dolphing watching, kayaking or horseback riding, there are different agencies of travel recommended as for example Argentina Vision.

In the “Only whales” trip this agency leaves Puerto Madryn to Peninsula Valdes, declared a Unesco World Heritage. After approximately an hour’s drive you will reach to the picturesque Puerto Pirámides, the only population of Peninsula Valdés and the only site authorized to carry out the onboard watching.

Passengers can choose to navigate in the traditional mode on an open boat or live the fantastic experience of sailing in the Yellow Submarine to see whales under water.

Passengers lunch by its own in any of the restaurants that Puerto Pirámides has. The place offers a variety of options.

After lunch, they return to Puerto Madryn before passing through El Doradillo and Las Canteras beaches to watch the whales from the coast, having the possibility of seeing only at 10 metres.

This excursion is offered from June to November and has a duration estimated of 6 hours.

Useful Information

  • Company: Argentina Visión.
  • Address: Av. Roca 536, Puerto Madryn, Chubut
  • We recommended to book in advance.
  • Telephone: +54 280 4455888 – 4456888.
  • Timetable:
    • Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:30.
    • Saturday: 09:00 to 12:30 – 17:00 to 20:30.
  • Email:  info@argentinavision.com
  • Website: www.argentinavision.com
  • More information: http://madryn.travel/