We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orca in Dec/Jan?

California
Level Contributor
41 posts
88 reviews
Save Topic
Orca in Dec/Jan?

We will be arriving at Puerto Madryn on New Year's Eve, staying for 2 nights. Are the orcas still around that time of the year? My kids would really like to see one. Thx.

- ES

buenos aires
Level Contributor
461 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

No Orcas or whales at that time - but a million or so penguins to walk among at Punta Tombo, and Elephant seals in Valdes.

Atenas, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
230 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

ES,

The orcas are the most unpredictable animals in the region.

They have a very large territory and are relatively few in number (about 25).

You will not be here in the peak sighting time but even if you were you would still be lucky to see them.

What you can do is contact the Peninsula Valdes park ranger office when you get to Madryn. They have up to date info on all of the wildlife.

3. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 1:02 pm, December 04, 2008
Buenos Aires
1 post
Save Reply
4. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

Hi, I am in the same situation as ES, am staying in Buenos Aires at the moment and am considering travelling to Puerto Madryn in the next day or so to see Whales. Does anyone know if there are any Whales there this time of year? Thanks

Buenos Aires...
Level Contributor
8,815 posts
514 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

Hello Sandra:

Whale sighting season on the shores of Puerto Madryn in Chubut province lasts usually from June through December. The best chances of good sightings are in September and October.

www.enjoy-patagonia.org/fauna-patagonia.php

www.enjoy-patagonia.org/fauna-patagonia.php

Enjoy!

6. Re: Orca in Dec/Jan?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 2:18 am, October 12, 2009