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Specialized in cruise passengers. Amazing tour visiting the largest Magellanic Penguin reserve in America. We adapt to all cruise policies, schedule changes, cancellations, etc. We are specialized in providing unique experiences, focused on our clients.
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  • You'll start at
    Regina Australe - Crucero del Golfo
    Av. Guillermo Rawson 109, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
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    Punta Tombo
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    A half-million Magellanic penguins are waiting for you in Punta Tombo, South America's largest penguin colony. This tour begins with a two-hour drive to the Punta Tombo peninsula in the Argentinean province of Chubut. There you will find hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins. The two-mile long, 1,969-feet-wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel. Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area includes sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos. As you walk along the trail inhabited by penguins on both sides, you will be able to observe the different phases of these birds' lives. Because of the proximity of the path to the nests, visitors may enjoy and learn from the penguin behavior. The path has benches for visitors to be able to rest and enjoy the view in this isolated place, far from towns and free of human interventions in the landscape. After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, the tour returns to Puerto Madryn and your ship. Please note: The length of your stay at the penguin reserve will be determined by the tour guide according to the ship's sailing time and following the circulation policies imposed by the reserve administration (usually no more than 90-100 minutes per group).
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  • You'll end at
    Regina Australe - Crucero del Golfo
    Av. Guillermo Rawson 109, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Regina Australe - Crucero del Golfo, Av. Guillermo Rawson 109, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
Duration
6–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joseph B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina440 contributions135 helpful votes
While on a South American Cruise, one of the stops was Puerta Madryn and we opted for an excursion to this wildlife refuge. It is one of the largest Magellan Penguin colonies in the world with 400,000 birds living there. They spend from August to March there melting and raising
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wendymorton wrote a review Feb. 2020
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This was our last opportunity on this trip to see penguins and we couldn't believe how many Magellanic Penguins were walking around and how close they were to us! The walk from where the van dropped us off to the ocean was at least a mile. The entire walk there were penguins
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Date of experience: February 2020
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falvarezfailache wrote a review Feb. 2020
Pachuca, Mexico1 contribution
I've been living in Mexico for some time now, having my sister living in Uruguay, we decided to travel and go somewhere new. After doing a lot of research, we decided the best way to get together and catch up was along thousands of Penguins. This place is crazy! You get to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Valeria A Failache wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Wouldn't miss this for the world!! Had lots of fun surrounded by these little guys. We had "Garoto" our super fan Brazilian guide waiting for us right down the Celebrity Cruise ship with an adorable yellow penguin, to start off the tour. You could tell he knew what he was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from diegofriedmann, Owner at Punta Tombo Tour - Walk with the penguins
Responded Feb. 26, 2020
Valerie, the title of your review gives us goosebumps. Thank you very much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to meet you with your sister in Puerto Madryn! We hope to meet you again soon Diego Friedmann Founder SouthExperiences
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KimS wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Penguins were wonderful. Tour guide did not speak our language (english), we had an interpretor who was from France so we could not understand him either. They never gave us information or any details. ON the way back they both slept. Van was ready for the junkyard. Pleased
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from diegofriedmann, Owner at Punta Tombo Tour - Walk with the penguins
Responded Feb. 8, 2020
IT WAS NOT OUR COMPANY Dear passenger. I am very sorry for your bad experience but I would like you to look for the company that provided the service. All our guides speak fluent English and we have NEVER used an interpreter. I ask you to look for the real person responsible for this. We are at your service to help you in the way you need it
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Great tour
We had an amazing tour with Cristina. We started at the cruise port in Puerto Madryn and drove to a few stops on Va
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  • Duration: 6–7 hours
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