Traditional whale watching

Excursion in Península Valdés to watch southern right whales

More than 20 years of experience in whale watching have shown that semi-rigid boats are ideal for the operation due to their versatility and because they are preferred by passengers because of their exposure and proximity to animals.

Southern Spirit has developed specially for whale watching two semi-rigid boats: Islas Malvinas Argentinas and Zeus.

These boats with the latest technology and maximum security, have a capacity of 60 passengers.

Rates & timetable

Low season (June 15 to August 31)$2000$1000$0
High season (September 1 to December)$2750$1300$0



  • Departure and return point: Southern Spirit boarding station in Puerto Pirámides.
  • Route: Navigation in the Golfo Nuevo, within a radius of 10 miles from the starting point, depending on the position of the animals.
  • Species observed: Southern Right Whales, one-fur seals, typical Patagonian littoral birds and dark dolphins (depending on the time of year).
  • Duration of the program: 1,5 hs.
  • Boats: Semirigid “Zeus” and “Islas Malvinas Argentinas

Throughout the tour our guides will help interpret the behavior and customs of the animals, and answer the queries of the passengers. To take better advantage of the experience, read the code of best practices for whale watching.

In order to guarantee the quality of the sighting, the Captain on the day of navigation will decide whether or not it can be done according to the weather conditions. If they can not be made, they will be offered to pass their reservation when there is availability or cancel the reservation. More information in our reservation and contingency policies.

The departure time is subject to modifications depending on the weather conditions.



  • Present during the pre-boarding time
  • Bring sunscreen and lenses
  • Bring windbreaker clothes
  • Have protection cover for photo machine in case of splash
  • Doubts? See the FAQ

Other experiences in the "Golfo Nuevo":

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