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Southern Spirit Cruises (Whale watching)

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Address: Primera Bajada al Mar, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 280 449-5094
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Southern Spirit Cruises, an authorised boat operator for the watching...

Southern Spirit Cruises, an authorised boat operator for the watching service of southern right whales is pleased to offer you the following services:CONVENTIONAL WATCHING (Regular trip)The regular program consists of an excursion on the Golfo Nuevo waters on board of RIBs (rigid inflatable boats). The breathtaking show of watching closely a whale with her calf, observing a breach or listening to a whale’s spout is an experience you will hardly forget. As from spring, during the navigation you will be able to watch sea lions in their rookeries and typical species of sea birds, apart from enjoying beautiful seaside landscapes. SUNSET WATCHINGAs from September, we will be offering a special longer trip in RIBs with only a few passengers on board. This excursion is the last trip of the day, and is usually chosen by lovers of photography due to the light and peculiar colours that the Patagonian sunset offers us. YELLOW SUBMARINE (Underwater whale watching)This trip is carried out on board of the semi-submersible Yellow Submarine which, unlike other vessels, allows us to watch whales submersed in their environment. Underwater, the perspective is totally different and the experience is similar to diving among them. By means of any of the 40 viewing windows located at the underwater level you will be able to watch the whales while they remain close to the vessel, or you may opt for watching them from the outdoor upper deck as a conventional watching tour.

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Good, reputable company to book with

We opted to get the return public bus out to the Valdez peninsula and scoped out Southern Spirit as one of the better companies to whale watch with. The company have all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We opted to get the return public bus out to the Valdez peninsula and scoped out Southern Spirit as one of the better companies to whale watch with. The company have all the latest equipment and send a photographer out with the boat. They're honest in-so-far as how many whales you can expect to see - we were there in... More 

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CHICAGO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Book our tours in advanced. Called to confirm reservations and whether the trip would be cancelled due to weather prior to heading over. Told to come on over, the tour would proceed regardless of whether even if we were only ones on the tour! Showed up and told due to whether tours would be cancelled. However, contradicting what we were... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Came here last year and did 3 trips with Southern Spirit. Got some amazing photos and videos, one of the latter featured on Select Latin America website who organised the trip. Came back this year and never occurred to us to request same company for whale trips. Oh how disappointed we were when reality struck. The Southern Spirit boats have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am not sure how to describe this attraction, because the experience of meeting those huge and beautiful animals out there is simply unique and amazing. Now, on the tour: there are many good companies providing similar services. Make sure you understand 1) if you are visiting in the right season for whale watching, 2) which kind of boat do... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did the Sunset Whale tour. After passing the lobo's nearby the Piramid, we went pretty far out of the bay to see the whales by sunset. It was very cold because of the strong wind, make sure you wear warm clothes. Both english and spanish information by guides and a nice roof deck for a good view. Although the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took 2 trips with this company. Very good. They did both Spanish and English translation, although the English version is a lot shorter. The staff on board make sure you know which whale is going to be closest next and also try and make sure the people closest to the edge sit down so the ones behind can still... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We went on a whale watching sail. The staff were very nice and gave lots of interesting information, We felt that although they do it every day, they were as moved and excited as we were with the whales.,

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Kind of spontanuously we decided to go on the sunset tour. We were really lucky that were only 10 persons on the boat. We were out on the sea for two hours, which was a perfect duration. We took some really nice pictures with the sun in the background. It was an great experience! We got very close to the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Wonderful company providing the boat rides. They use the best boats and are planning to bring a new one for next season so travelers can also see whales from windows below water level. They use speed zodiacs and keep moving on search of whales.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

My husband and I did not book this tour until we arrived at Puerto Piramides. I had actually been trying to book a kayak whale watching tour, even before we left for Argentina. The company I had been in contact with told me that they had no guides available the day we wanted to do it, and the second company... More 

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