Penguins & Whales in Patagonia

The incredible wildlife of the South

Meet the Magellan penguins and the southern right whales in the most beautiful natural reserve of Patagonia. Wade with these amazing creatures and visit the Punta Tombo Interpretation Center.

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What is the penguin season in Patagonia?

Penguins can be seen from October to March (when they are in nesting season) in Peninsula Valdes and Ushuaia in Argentina and in Punta Arenas in Chile, sometimes they arrive or leave earlier or later, but in those months you can see them for sure!

What is the whale season in Patagonia?

The whales usually arrive in June and leave in December, they can arrive or leave earlier or later, but they are usually in those months in Peninsula Valdes.

What whales can I see in Argentina?

The area of Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes is considered one of the best places in the world to see whales. The whales that can be observed in the area are known as “Southern Franca Whale”

Where can I see the Magallanic penguins in Patagonia?

The largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Patagonia is located in Punta Tombo (you can visit from Puerto Madryn), also it is possible to visit the second-largest penguin colony in the north of Peninsula Valdes, in Estancia San Lorenzo. If you are in Chile, it is possible to see the Magallanics on a tour from Punta Arenas.

Can I see other kinds of penguins in Punta Arenas?

Yes, in Bahía Inútil you can visit the Pingüino Rey Park and in Martillo Island you’ll find Papúa penguins.