Exclusive Penguin and Seal Estancia

Exclusive Penguin and Seal Tour in Estancia from Puerto Madryn
Excursion Highlights:
  • Meet Magellanic penguins and Southern Elephant Seals up close on our exclusive Penguin and Seal Estancia Tour from Puerto Madryn
  • Experience the unique Golfo Nuevo ecosystem and try to spot sea lions and orca whales
  • Immerse yourself in the protected Magellanic penguin colony in the northern sector of the estancia, observing nests, sea lions, and other animals
  • Book now to secure your spot on this unforgettable small-group tour, offering the industry's strongest guarantees
Price: $249.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A Patagonian barbecue lunch is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in layers with sensible walking or hiking shoes. Guests should bring a windbreaker, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must advise if they have food allergies or have special dietary requirements at time of booking. Guests must be in good health and able to walk, sit, lay down, on and possibly crawl over gravel beaches or hard packed dirt. Guests with walking difficulties should not participate in this tour, as there are few paths and none are paved.

Exclusive Penguin and Seal Estancia

On this exclusive tour from Puerto Madryn, you will see Magellanic penguins closer than you ever thought possible, and Southern Elephant Seals can be spotted occasionally from a lighthouse.

Departing the pier in a group of no more than 18 guests, you will drive southeast with your bilingual guide. You will travel for approximately one hour over gravel roads to reach the Punta Ninfas lighthouse, where the first stop will be to see elephant seals. Get ready for a glimpse into the Golfo Nuevo eco-system at this strategic place where you can spot elephant seals from above the cliff, and if you are lucky, you might see sea lions and killer whales as well.

You'll then drive to the northern sector of the estancia, where a Magellanic penguin protected colony exists. You will be driven as far as possible, until you have to walk, as there are nests along both sides of the road. Continue walking until you reach the beach, where you will learn about the ecosystem of this Golfo Nuevo's special place. You will also be able to see a South American tern colony. Sometimes sea lions, cormorants, giant petrels and other animals can be spotted as well.

Finishing the safari activities, you will head to the estancia's main lodge, where the barbecue is waiting for you in the quincho area. There are washrooms and a relaxed atmosphere to rest a little. After your grilled lunch, you will drive back to the pier.

Weather, groups mobility, or other unforeseen circumstances may affect how much of the estancia can be visited.

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