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Address: Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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We never saw whales before, and it was amazing! We rented a car and we saw some whales very very close to the shore. We also took the boat trip which was awesome but expansive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I was there in the right season (november) ánd on the right time of the day (high tide), but the whales didn't come close to the shore. There were only some distant blows of the whales, whilte at that very same day there was a 'whale show' which could be seen from the beach in Puerto Madryn itself. So.... some... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We never saw whales before, and it was amazing! We rented a car and we saw some whales very very close to the shore. We also took the boat trip which was awesome but expansive: 890 pesos ppl.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to seeing whales from this beach, however we had no luck :(. It seems towards the end of November, the whales don't congregate in this area much anymore. Still a nice area to visit, but of course kind of disappointed having not seen any whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Yep it film of whales you can see them from the shore, in boats and if you get your timing right you will see hundreds In went at the end of the season and took a boat trip 800 pesos saw around 20 differ whales both adults and calfs lots of jumping out of water coming close to the boat... More 

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Prague, CZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Only a taxi ride away from Puerto Madryn, this beach and view point were one the highlight of our trip in Argentina. The whales are just meters away from the shore, and so many of them. Off course the boat trip we took the next day was also amazing and well worth it, but this beach blew us away. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Find out when high tide is and head out to El Doradillo to see close up whales for as long as you want. El Doradillo has a few beaches so head to the last one, Las Canteras. Renting a car gives you the freedom to stay as long as you want and where you want. Roads are good, granted they... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Watching the whales come so near the shore has been amazing. A very spiritual moment of communion with nature. Since it's close to Puerto Madryn it's with going to for an hour or two at a time. Don't forget to bring a jacket though, since it gets rather windy. And remember, it's US who are visitors to THEIR space, so... More 

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El Calafate, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to this beach twice...once at 9:00am and again at 4:00pm the next day. BOTH times we saw whales up close and personal!!! It was so fun to see the mamas and their babies. They practiced slapping their tails and rolling over...awesome! We got so many good pictures, videos, and memories. Seriously, the whales were probably only 20-30 yards... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We went in our rental car at high tide and saw lots of whales. Some are closer than others but all were amazing to see. A must visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was June and the whales were there. It was a fantastic experience. We've done the whales tour the day before and even this was highly recommended. Our tour guy Juan from Bottazi was really skillful and was as excited as we were to find and see the whales. He also took us to near there to a station where... More 

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