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Valdes Peninsula Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers
Activities in Puerto Madryn

Valdes Peninsula Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

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10 Rosalia Benitez
  • English and Spanish
  • 6 hours - 7 hours

Discover one of Argentina's natural treasures when you take our trip to the Valdes Peninsula. This tour has been specially adapted to suit cruise passengers arriving at the city of Puerto Madryn.

Valdes Peninsula Shore Excursion

We will meet you at the port of Puerto Madryn upon your arrival by cruise ship, before heading to the Valdes Peninsula (entry not included), a spectacular nature reserve located just outside the city.

Our journey there will take us across the isthmus of Carlos Ameghino, which connects the peninsula to the Chabut province on the mainland. This spectacular wilderness area covers a huge area of 1,400 square miles and is home to a high number of animal species. We will arrive at the Interpretation Center at the entrance to the reserve. Inside the building, you will discover the observation point which offers stunning views across the peninsula to both gulfs and the Isla de Los Pájaros (Bird Island), home to gulls, herons, and even penguins.

Our next stop is the bay of Caleta Valdés where you will see wonderful Elephant Seals and Sealions in their natural habitat. To get even closer to these amazing creatures, we then head to Punta Cantor. We then make a pause in our itinerary so you can have something to eat if you want (not included).

Feeling re-energized, we continue with our tour of the peninsula. If we are lucky, we will spot magnificent orcas, considered the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family, hunting in groups.

The last stop on our route is tiny Puerto Pirámides, the only settlement on the peninsula. The beautiful surrounding area was designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve due to its highly biodiverse ecosystem. Among the crystal blue waters and the fine white sand, you will discover a spot which is home to a large colony of amazing sea lions.

In the afternoon, we will return to the port of Puerto Madryn so you can climb back on board your cruise ship.

Road conditions

This activity takes place depending on the road conditions. If bad road conditions stop the activity taking place, then you can choose between changing the date of your trip or receiving a refund of the cost.

Price

Per person
US$ 97.40
  • Per person

    US$ 97.40

More Information

Duration

6 hours - 7 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

English speaking guide.

Pick up and drop off from the port of Puerto Madryn.

Transport.

Not included

Food.

Entry to the Valdes Peninsula ($20, €18 approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Puerto Madryn).

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (you must attend with a carer).

US$ 97.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Meeting point

Puerto Madryn

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 4 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.