Patagonia, June 18 2019
Home > Atlantic Patagonia > Puerto Madryn > NatGeo: Patagonia is the best place for Whale Watching

NatGeo: Patagonia is the best place for Whale Watching

This is the conclusion reached by the experts at National Geographic after conducting a survey about the places in the world where one can spot these huge cetaceans.

Avistaje de ballenas francas australes - Puerto Madryn - Patagonia Argentina

Southern Right Whale watching РPuerto Madryn РPatagonia Argentina

The list also included places in South Africa, USA, Brazil and California among others.

The great advantage of Puerto Piramides and the entire area of the Peninsula Valdes is the ease of access to short navigations that take the traveler to the middle of the Gulf to literally join the community of whales.

Preparados para la aparición de la estrella: la Ballena Franca Austral

The Southern Right Whale is a Natural Monunent

In late May, as every year, Southern Right Whales came together in the Nuevo Gulf and thus whale watching season in Patagonia began. While navigations that set sail from Puerto Piramides remain the star of the excursions, every year more people become adept to coastal sightings as they are very frequent too. It is because whales can be seen from the beaches of El Doradillo area and also in the very waterfront of Puerto Madryn.

Esperando a las ballenas en Playa Manara - √Ārea Doradillo

Waiting for the Whales to say “hi!” – El Doradillo Beach – Puerto Madryn

And then there’s the option of ¬†submarine whale¬†watching:¬†although it has more climate restrictions than the traditional navigations, it offers a totally different experience. If you have several days in Puerto Madryn you may¬†choose this option, knowing beforehand that there is the possibility of rescheduling because of bad weather.

Avistaje Submarino de Ballenas en Puerto Madryn - Patagonia Argentina

Submarine Whale Watching in Puerto Madryn – Patagonia Argentina

The whales will stay until December, and from September they will share their territory with the elegant Magellanic penguins, which also come to hatch their eggs and wait for their offspring to be born.

Familia de ping√ľinos en su nido - Punta Tombo - Patagonia Argentina

A Family of penguins at their nest РPunta Tombo РPatagonia Argentina

Valdes Peninsula: a haven of life in the heart of the Atlantic Patagonia. It is truly worth the visit!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Patagonia Tours
The ideal trip for those willing to know Argentina's travel icons: Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the End of the World in Ushuaia, the indispensable and mysterious Buenos Aires and the new Wonder of the World, The Iguaz√ļ Falls. A combo that lacks nothing, with...
This is a journey to the End of the World, reaching the mythical Tierra del Fuego and then visiting the Glaciers National Park and the deservedly famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Simply put, it is a seven days journey of non-stop beauty, distributed across the cities...
This dream tour includes the ride in the Los Glaciares National Park until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, crossing walkways and balconies that will allow you to have excellent views of this mass of ice. A unique sensation of smallness in front of...
The two most iconic & emblematic Natural Monuments in Argentina, both declared World Heritage Sites, toured in six unforgettable days. The immense glaciers in Patagonia and the spectacular Iguaz√ļ Waterfalls in the north-eastern region of the country, will leave you breathless.
An ideal option in order to get to know three of Patagonia’s major sites: first, the Atlantic Ocean littoral, Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; later, a visit to the majestic Glaciers National Park and Perito Moreno with its magical, blue...
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: - A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. -...