- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This unique wildlife shore excursion takes you on a private day trip from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo, a special penguin preservation area. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk among Magellanic penguins and witness the habits of these loveable creatures up close! You'll learn about the migration and breeding patterns of these penguins from your knowledgeable guide.
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Entrance ticket
- Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
- Food and drinks
Tour departs from the Puerto Madryn cruise ship port
Coincides with your cruise ship's arrival
When your cruise ship docks at the Puerto Madryn port, you’ll be picked up by your professional guide and taken on a private shore excursion to Punta Tombo, located 3.5 hours south.
This peninsula, a fauna and penguin preservation area created in 1979, is home to the most important Magellan penguins colony in Patagonia. Almost one million of these loveable creatures arrive from the Atlantic at this place every year in order to breed, incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration. Though the first penguins arrive in September and stay until April, the best season to see them is after November, once the babies are born, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the penguins!
Your guide will lead you down the 2-mile (3-km) stretch of beach so you can get up close to these amazing animals. Walk among the penguins, witness their habits, and see how they feed their babies, fight for the defense of their territories, and build their nests. You’ll watch these tender animals more closely than you ever imagined you could!
After this unique wildlife experience, you’ll be taken back to the Puerto Madryn port.
Worry-Free Shore Excursion
We will ensure your timely return to the Puerto Madryn port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- For the safety of the penguins, you must never touch or bother them, as this is a special area devoted to preserving this species and its natural habitat
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.