Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery

Price: $184.00
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Take a walk among Magellan penguin nests and see them in their natural habitat on this day trip to Punta Tombo. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the largest penguin nesting ground in continental South America.

The penguin nesting grounds of Punta Tombo thrive from September to March, hosting nearly two million Magellan penguins. Beginning in November, visitors can actually see baby penguins first leaving their nests.

While in Punta Tombo, you can explore the nesting grounds and get up close to these amazing creatures. Punta Tombo is 100 miles south of Puerto Madryn, but the experience is worth the five hours of round trip travel. You won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime penguin experience.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Terminal. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A box lunch with a ham and cheese sandwich, a piece of pie, a granola bar, 2 Argentinean alfajores, and a bottle of water is included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing and sturdy non-slip walking shoes are recommended. Guests should bring sunscreen and a hat. A light sweater may be needed for the winter months in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. This tour travels over some unpaved roads.
5 Stars5Based On 2 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVery goodJanuary 28, 2017

Reviewer: Terry Haugen
We beat the crowd out to the penguin reserve and actually had a fair amount of time there before the large tour buses from the ship arrived.

5 StarsPenguin excursionMarch 31, 2016

Reviewer: Jan
It was a great insight into the ways of the penguins in Puerto Madryn, Arg.

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