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Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony provided by Top Private Tours (Puerto Madryn, Argentina)

Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony

Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
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£209.69
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Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and driver when your cruise ship docks at Puerto Madryn. Ride approximately 3.5 hours south to Punta Tombo, Patagonia's most important colony of Magellanic penguins.  Puerto Tombo, founded in 1979, is a wildlife preserve dedicated to the Magellan penguins. Upon arrival, follow your guide down the 2-mile (3-km) beach trail to the center of the penguin colony. The first penguins arrive in September and generally stay until April, but plan your trip for after November to view the penguins tending their chicks.  Learn about the history and behavior of these fascinating creatures, who arrive one million strong at Puerto Tombo every year. Listen to your guide explain their migration to Puerto Tombo and its purpose: breeding with their partners, incubating their eggs and preparing offspring for the return migration. View the waddling black and white animals as they fight for territory, build nests and feed their babies. Observe these entertaining animals in their natural habitat on this full-day private guided tour, an experience you will not soon forget. After your memorable experience with Patagonian wildlife, return to your vehicle for the transfer back to Puerto Madryn. Worry-Free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Puerto Madryn after this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange transportation to your next port of call. If your ship is delayed in its arrival and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our conditions and terms for full details.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and driver when your cruise ship docks at Puerto Madryn. Ride approximately 3.5 hours south to Punta Tombo, Patagonia's most important colony of Magellanic penguins.  Puerto Tombo, founded in 1979, is a wildlife preserve dedicated to the Magellan penguins. Upon arrival, follow your guide down the 2-mile (3-km) beach trail to the center of the penguin colony. The first penguins arrive in September and generally stay until April, but plan your trip for after November to view the penguins tending their chicks.  Learn about the history and behavior of these fascinating creatures, who arrive one million strong at Puerto Tombo every year. Listen to your guide explain their migration to Puerto Tombo and its purpose: breeding with their partners, incubating their eggs and preparing offspring for the return migration. View the waddling black and white animals as they fight for territory, build nests and feed their babies. Observe these entertaining animals in their natural habitat on this full-day private guided tour, an experience you will not soon forget. After your memorable experience with Patagonian wildlife, return to your vehicle for the transfer back to Puerto Madryn. Worry-Free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Puerto Madryn after this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange transportation to your next port of call. If your ship is delayed in its arrival and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our conditions and terms for full details.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5640PRTPMYPT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Terminal de Cruceros, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina
Additional information
  • 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 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Terminal de Cruceros, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina
Duration
8h
Additional information
  • 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
We will be operating only with private groups, only your party, and we follow government mandates.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Punta Tombo
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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.
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    Puerto Madryn
    Province of Chubut
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bilbo42
Memphis, Tennessee161 contributions
Not the penguin experience I wanted
Feb 2019
Five hours in a bus, two and a half each direction, should have a payoff worth the time spent. This wasn't it for us.
Bring sunscreen, a head covering and water for the very long, hot trek to the end of the boardwalk. There you'll see the penguins swimming in the distance. Binoculars will help. Otherwise you may see a few penguins up close as they make their way to the welcome shade of the boardwalk. These will be surrounded by tourists taking pictures.
In the words of Roseanne Rosannadanna, "I thought I was gonna die!"
Written 28 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Top Private Tours (Puerto Madryn, Argentina)
Lynnda61
Lynnda61
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Enjoyable time watching the seals and sea lions
We enjoyed spending time watching the seals and sea lions. Our driver was good and our guide was a lovely young la
A5205PValexandram
A5205PValexandram
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Quite expensive for what it was.
This is a short drive from Puerto Madryn to see the sea lions from a viewing station on a cliff. You could do it by
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