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Cruise Shore Excursion Punta Tombo Tour - Puerto Madryn - Patagonia - Argentina
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Cruise Shore Excursion Punta Tombo Tour - Puerto Madryn - Patagonia - Argentina

By Sentir Patagonia Travel
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Only as a reference, we provide tours and tourist services, at the Puerto Madryn area, Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo with Trelew valley; we focus all our efforts on providing outstanding experiences in contact with wildlife. Besides our office in downtown Puerto Madryn, we also have desks at both of the city’s piers, and we have been providing shore excursions to cruise passengers for the last 17 seasons. All our tours start and finish at the pier. These rates includes vehicle up to 18 seats, with A/C, English speaking tour guide and box lunch (ham and cheese sandwich, granola bar, 1 Argentinean alfajor and 1 bottle of water) also you can choose between a vegetarian, or gluten free meals. We don't use coach buses for tours. If the ship doesn't dock, we don't charge anything, and if you prepaid for the whole tour or any kind of deposit, we will refund the 100% If you don't show up at the pier up to 45 minutes after the ship docks (NO SHOW) we will charge 100% of the rate
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Ages 0-90, max of 17 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Box lunch (1 chicken sandwich and 1 veggie sandwich, brownie, alfajor and mineral water)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Park entrance
  • Professional Tourism Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
What's not included
  • Tips not included


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We set each tour starting time according to each cruise ship schedule, so as soon as your ship docks we will be waiting for you at the pier, and also as soon as we start the tour, much better will be our returning on time to the ship Please try to disembark as soon as the ship docks, so we can start the tour as early as possible, and you will have more time to enjoy the trip and return to the ship on time. We will be waiting for you, at the pier, next to the ship, with a sign with your name; also our tour guide will be holding a blue balloon, so you can find us pretty easy. I'll be waiting for you at the dock and I will introduce our tour guide to you. After the ship’s crew will let the people disembark, we will wait for no more than 45 minutes to start the tour Also please let me know if you have any medical condition regarding food, like lactose intolerant or need gluten free food, or if you are vegetarian, so we can set the best box lunch for you. The starting time of this tour it will depends on your ships docking time. 07:00 am it's the most typical schedule. but we start the tour according to the ship's schedule.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Muelle Luis Piedrabuena
    • Muelle Almirante Storni
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 145174P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 145174P1

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        Punta Tombo
        Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
        Punta Tombo Protected Natural Area This Protected Natural Area was created as such, in 1979, has a total extension of 210 hectares, and can be visited from September to April. The beach is considered intangible area, and in February you will find it, full of Penguins Chicks practicing swimming, especially in the small pools leave it from the tides. Leaving Puerto Madryn, towards the south, by the No. 3 national route, and after traveling through 120 miles of gravel, we will arrive at Punta Tombo, the largest continental reserve of Magellan Penguins (Spheniscus Magallanicus). This incredible place is home to thousands of Magellan Penguins, and every year since October, they arrive to nest and have their chicks. To watch and protected the place is important to respect the perfectly designed walking paths. Returning to Puerto Madryn we will have more than enough time to catch your cruise ship, so you can continue enjoying Patagonia Length: 6 hours Includes: Vehicule with A / C, English Speaking Tour Guide and Box Lunch
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Sentir Patagonia Travel
        175
        Argentina
        Joined in March 2016
      • lexy57
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thank goodness for the Blue Balloon!
        We literally booked this via email direct with Diego about 12 hours before we arrived. Gosh! It was as smooth as silk meeting him on the mile long pier(thank goodness for that blue balloon! Roberto was our driver/guide and he was warm, friendly, well versed and just a delight to travel with. His knowledge was incredible on so many levels. I highly recommend this company!
        Written March 23, 2024
      • Seeitalldoitall
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Penguins ❤️
        Fantastic day! We were met right at the end of the cruise pier by Diego and his crew. They are easy to find because of the blue balloon. The van is comfortable, clean with working air conditioning. Our guide Martin had great knowledge of the area and provided an excellent full day tour. The driver always stopped to allow us to view and photograph wildlife including Guanacos, Mara, and many birds. First stop is the small museum, great to quickly read some info on the area and a restroom break. Then off to see the penguins! This rookery was well managed by the Rangers. Penguins are literally EVERYWHERE, under bushes, trees, in their burrows and near the water. Our time with them was magical! Afterwards we went to the lunch stop at Estancia San Lorenzo. Food is very good and served in large portions. Next stop was Punta Norte where we viewed Elephant Seals and sea lions on the beach. The day was long but well worth the driving time and over the dirt roads. A really great day!
        Written March 15, 2024
      • TerryandChris
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour
        Mary as guide and Pedro as driver were an excellent team pointing out the varied wildlife we saw. This is a very beautiful area and the tour was excellent. Highly recommended.
        Written March 13, 2024
      • kellmed2
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Extremely cramped vehicle. Do NOT recommend!
        Our excursion had pluses and minuses. The positive aspects were the spectacular scenery and the ability to see the sea lions and penguins in their habitat. Our driver, Santiago, was kind and very knowledgeable. The lunch of barbecued lamb, sausage, salad, empanadas and flan at San Lorenzo was quite good and ample. The negatives, which were quite significant, included a long trip in a very compact Ford pick-up, which made Economy class feel luxuriant. My wife ended up seated in the middle of the back seat on a hump with zero leg room. I am 6’1” and was in the back seat with minus zero leg room. There was another couple in the same vehicle. The vehicle was high, which made it quite difficult for my wife to climb in and out of the vehicle. Our guide, who was the driver of the vehicle, could not be heard by those sitting in the back seats. We prepaid $20.00 each for the entrance to Cape Verdes, but the price listed on the actual ticket was $12.00 each. If I had known what type of vehicle we would be transported in, I definitely would not have travelled with this agency. Thus, despite the positives, unless Sentir guarantees a comfortable vehicle, I ABSOLUTELY do NOT recommend using this tour agency.
        Written March 13, 2024
      • lk1915
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Company with a Very Knowledgeable Tour Guide!
        Sentir Patagonia Travel is an Excellent Tour Group. I highly recommend them for any tour or cruise shore excursion you may choose. They were organized, communicated well, start to finish and the tour was exactly as I expected. Having said that, it is important that if you choose a tour to Peninsula Valdez, you understand where you are going and what you MAY or MAY not see. The roads are rough and the animals are wild. So to get anywhere takes a long time (as the reviews, our guide and I knew before) and wild animals show up whenever, wherever (as the reviews our guide and I knew before.). So for me, the tour was exactly as expected with an amazing tour guide Carolina Garcia, exceptional well-prepared, knowledgeable and talked about the animals whether we saw them or not. We had a great driver that stopped and wiggled the bus best as possible to help us see whatever animals we could. But we went at the end of the season, on a very windy day and so we saw LOTS of Guanacos, no penguins and LOTS of Elephant Seals. We saw a great deal of Peninsula Valdez. It was what I expected. But you will enjoy it, appreciate it and rate it highly if you understand exactly what you are choosing. Sentir Patagonia has lots of choices and will work with you to get what you want. The buses were smaller size and in GREAT shape, far better than many other places we have toured.
        Written March 11, 2024
      • Lena1444
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nature viewing
        Nice guide and driver. Did their best to take us to the best areas to see sea lions. Penguins were scarce due to time of year.
        Written March 10, 2024
      • tonydE8727LJ
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excursion 08 March 2024 - review
        Excursion was ok but far too much time spent sitting on a coach. To begin with was about 40 minutes from the dock to the first visiting point with about 20 minute stop time. We then set off for another 1 hour 30 minutes (minimum) before a five minute stop to see the penguins. It was only five minutes because there wasn’t any to see. We then continued for about ten minutes to see the seals which was about an hour stop. After this hour we returned the same journey back to the cruise dock with a five minute stop. Lunch was provided on the coach eating as we drove along. I acknowledge it’s not the companies fault for no penguins being seen but all in all for a seven hour excursion we were sitting on a coach for over 5 hours. However we were informed there was only two seen the day before - maybe another option could have been offered. The whole experience is based on seeing the penguins.
        Written March 9, 2024
      • 487glens
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Tour, Guide and Driver
        We had excellent communication with the tour operator, which was essential since weather impacted our itinerary. The meeting point at the end of the pier was easy to find, and we left with our guide very efficiently. Our visit to the area was at the end of summer, and much of the sea begun their migrations. Still, we saw penguins, seals, sea lions. Just not as many as you would expect in a higher season. Along the way, we saw many guanaco, and mara, and a hawk. Our guide Diego spoke excellent English, and made sure that we had enough time to visit the important sites and get back to ship with time to spare. Some things that you should know. This tour involves a long drive - about 2.5 hours each way - and half of that drive is over gravel road. Any tour from port to see wildlife will have similar travel times. If you are prone to motion sickness you might want to ensure you have a small tour. Ours was a group of 12, so 14 people including driver and guide in a 15-seat tour bus. There was not too much walking on this tour. We made a number of stops and at each one there was a short walk. In short, this is an excellent tour with a well run tour company with knowledgeable and experienced guide and driver. I would book with them again without hesitation. Thanks!
        Written March 7, 2024
      • TRWilliams2
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good excursion but cramped van rude
        The excursion was good, but it’s long van ride from the cruise port. The seats are small and not enough leg room so it is very uncomfortable.
        Written March 6, 2024
      • YEE MAN MARIA W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Interesting tour
        Excellent guide Emilia. Saw penguins up close, seals and sea elephants from the cliff, also saw owls and other animals.
        Written March 4, 2024
      • tmoore48
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great visit to see many of the animals of Argentina
        We actually booked through Shore Excursions Group to take advantage of the money back if we didn’t make it to port. The ship’s schedule changed dramatically several times, but as promised, Sentir Patagonia was waiting for us 30 minutes after arrival with a blue balloon. We were on a bus with 15-20 others from our ship, with Gustavo driving and Martin as guide. They both are excellent at spotting animals and birds, although no specific animal is guaranteed on any particular tour, weather and season dependent. We saw guanacos, a mara, chioques, elephant seals, and a few Magellanic penguins, as well as some burrowing owls at the end of the tour. We were given plenty of notice of what was coming, how long each drive would be, and when restrooms would be available. Great tour, knowledgeable guide!
        Written February 29, 2024
      • Christine N
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience .
        Mary and the driver Eduardo , gave us a fabulous experience.Mary pointed out various wildlife on our trip and we felt very safe with Eduardo who was the driver who had to drive on unsurfaced roads with ruts . We knew from the information on the trip that we would be on the bus for a long time to our destination and it was. but we found the time passed as Mary was very informative . We were able to stop on the way for a short while to see an exhibition and use the facilities . On the trip when Mary saw an animal of interest Eduardo would stop and give us time to look. During the drive we saw birds of prey , guanacos , and were lucky enough to see Gauchos on horseback rounding up the sheep. At the peninsular we saw elephant seals and penguins , when we had time to take photographs . It was an amazing trip , so thank you Mary and Eduardo . Also thanks to Diego who we met at the cruise terminal. It was the trip never to be forgotten so thank you to Mary and Eduardo.
        Written February 29, 2024
      • alangersten
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice trip
        Martin tour guide ha d tons of information about Patagonia and Eduaro our driver did an amazing job. Be ready for gravel roads and a bit of wind.
        Written February 14, 2024
      • 669parkerr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Better than the ship’s excursion!
        Better than buying on the ship! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! Would definitely book with them again. Save your money and do not book through your cruise ship.
        Written February 14, 2024
      • 317waynef
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bumpy road trip
        The trip was a bit disappointing as the sea lions and penguins were far away. Christian the tour guide was both pleasant and informative but the tour itself was mostly riding in a bus with very little opportunity to have close up encounters with local wildlife. We found the trip was way overpriced and would not recommend to others
        Written February 10, 2024
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      Clifford S
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      Mar 2023
      they said there was a boardwalk available it e as a mess and very dangerous. poor;y maintain, The guide was very young and knew nothing the driver have some knoeledge but only spoke spanish so you ask the tour guide a question she had to repeat it to the driver in spanish then she would translate to us the answer. It was a long up hill walk to see the first penguin and a longer walk to see more, the said they left for the beach. It was a long boring drive for the price just did not justfide the cost
      Written March 10, 2023
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      PebbleFlorida
      Florida21 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Great tour to see tons of Magellanic Penguins! As soon as they filled a vehicle you were off! Small group! Mary our guide was fabulous and made the 2hr trip go very fast! She gave us all kinds of information about the history and current situation of the area.
      Written March 8, 2024
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      Jo Ann S
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      Jan 2024 • Friends
      Eduardo and Martin p were easily visible at the cruise port and did a good job getting us to the rookery in good time — with a washroom break along the way! We had lots of time with the penguins before heading back to town. The tour was informative. The van was clean and they provided a box lunch for our return.
      Written January 9, 2024
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      Shar1805
      Florida489 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      Thank you Sentir. The tour to see the penguins at Punta Tombo was well organized, professional, and very interesting. Our guide, Diego, spoke excellent English and was friendly and very knowledgeable. The vehicle was comfortable and the driver was good too. Even the boxed lunch was full of tasty goodies. Highly recommended!
      Written March 15, 2020
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      karen
      Victoria, Canada4 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019
      Vehicle was unsafe - seatbelts needed to be repaired before we left the port - this took about a half hour
      When we got to the rookery, we were given 30 minutes to have a look see, although guide told us that was enough time, never got half way before having to drive back
      Returned to the port half hour before requested time
      rather than being able to enjoy this once in a lifetime excursion, this company wasted approximately 1 hour of our time that we could have been enjoying the penguins
      Written December 31, 2019
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      Dear passenger, first I would like to apologize for any inconvenience we may caused. the problem you mentioned with the seatbelt, was the belt was in between 2 seats, stoked, not broken, but doesn't make the vehicle unsafe, when the driver was aware of that problem, he found the way to solve the problem, and actually he did it, all our vehicles have every 6 months an full inspection, and that give us the permit to work. I spoke with the tour guide this morning, and she told that everyone made the full path on that day. please feel free to contact me by email, and I will provide you a compensation for this situation. again my sincerely apologize. kind regards Diego Allende (Sentir Patagonia Travel - owner)
      Written January 1, 2020
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      Sharon H
      Las Vegas, NV2,082 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      We highly recommend Sentir Patagonia and their excursion to Punta Tombo to see the Magellanic penguins--and it was far more reasonably priced than the ship tour! The blue balloons that they were holding made it easy to spot them as we disembarked. Even though they had to wait nearly an hour for everyone to arrive from the ship (totally a ship problem), they waited for everyone and assured us that we would not miss out on our day with the penguins. The small group was a real plus and the vans were comfortable and well-equipped. Lucas, our driver. was wonderful--he was even able to find a way to get around a few road problems that we encountered and get us to the rookery in record time. Our guide, Diego, was the best. He gave us wonderful history and background of Puerto Madryn and much information about the penguins and other animals we would be seeing--like the Guanacos. He was very professional and made sure that we had time to walk the entire boardwalk to see everything possible, and he still got us back to Puerto Madryn with time to explore the many vendors and the lovely beach adjoining the cruise dock. Thanks Sentir Patagonia, Lucas, and Diego, for an unforgettable experience!
      Written March 2, 2020
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      eengel34145
      Long Island, NY4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Friends
      This was a wonderful tour. The ride was long but our guide provided thorough information about his country and the animals we would be seeing. We did make a bathroom stop enroute and their were bathrooms at the beginning of the tour on the pier and at Punta Tombo. Our Tour Guide talked just enough which was great! Penguin colony was fabulous, numerous Guanacos and many different types of birds were there as well. Great tour!
      Written December 17, 2019
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      Haley W
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Friends
      It was a long drive from the port of Puerto Madryan but we saw a lot more than penguins on the ride! Amelia was a great guide, she was fun and knowledgeable.
      Written March 23, 2024
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      Elianne V
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      It was a nice excursion with a good guide and nice driver. We saw many penguins both at the sea and at nests, including young ones. The drive is over 2 hours (partly unpaved road) but definitely worth it!
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      Written February 2, 2024
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