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Nautical Wildlife Tours - Boating Puerto Deseado - Argentina

The best way to see the unique landscapes of Ría Deseda, Isla Pingüino and the other nature reserves near Puerto Deseado is on a nautical wildlife tour. Get up close to the Magellanic and Rockhopper penguins and watch their mating dances. Check out the incredible menagerie of birds soaring overhead and resting on rocky outcrops along with sea lions and elephant (fur) seals. Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins–and, with luck, a Southern right whale–leap through the waters to greet you. For a more intimate experience with the Ría’s beauty and its residents, kayak up the waterway, exploring its myriad inlets and islets.

Puerto Deseado, Argentina

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Getting There

Several tour operators offer nautical excursions of RĂ­a Deseado, Isla de los PingĂĽino and Cabo Blanco: Los Vikingos (Estrada 1275, Tel.: 487-0020, E-mail: / turlosvikingos@ya

Travel Tips:

Tours are offered September-April. Many companies have bilingual guides.

Price Description:

A boat tour costs $30-35 per person.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Warm clothing, sunglasses, sunblock, waterproof jacket, binoculars, bird guide.

Browse the city’s museums, hike in Ría Deseado, visit Miradores de Darwin, go fishing, head out to the other reserves in the area.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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