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“Don't spend a lot of money and discover a way in witch you don't disturbe the wales”
Review of Cuyunco Turismo

Cuyunco Turismo
Ranked #2 of 27 Tours in Puerto Madryn
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This november my husband and I visited Peninsula Valdes. We are real big fans of whales and thus were looking forward to see the southern right whales with their youngs. We found out that you can go to a perfect bay, named Punta Pardelas, only a 15 km drive from puerto piramides (when you leave Piramides in the direction of Puerto Madryn you can turn right on a dirtroad (direction Punta Norte and Punta Delgada), after a few km you will find a sign 'Punta Pardelas'). In this bay the whales are swimming with their babies and are getting VERY close to shore. We were just sitting on the rocks and watched the beautiful animals swimming by. They where only a couple of meters from us. And the good thing was is that we were not disturbing the whales at all and they could deside how close they would like to get.
The whalewatching boats are also going to this bay and we found it terrible to see how these boats were constantly getting closer and closer to the whales not respecting the space they need. We watched how a mother and baby, swimming close to shore for a long time, were swimming away at the moment that one of the boats was getting quite close.
Motherwhales swim all the way from Antartica, not eating anything, give birth to their babies and feed and protect them during their stay at Peninsula Valdes. They have a hard time even without being haunted every day by the whalewatch boats with al these tourists. So please think twice before you pay a lot of money to get on the whalewatching boats.

14  Thank Tinusopreis
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I went with my wife on this tour, after we had seen some whales in the distance in Puerto Madryn, and El Doradillo. We were disappointed with the trip, as although we saw enough whales, and a little up closer than from the beach, it was still very hard to catch a better look at them. Most importantly, we found it very overpriced: 490 pesos per person. It's run as a monopoly where only they have the right to do these tours, and 40-50 people get stuffed into a small boat for 1.5 hours. They must make loads of money on this. So, unless you really have money burning in your pocket, go enjoy the whales from the pier, or from El Doradillo. I am very surprised I am the first one to mention this. I guess that because people already spent the money, it becomes easier to justify it.

10  Thank Enno P
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Fantastic experience as the boat quietly approached pairs of whales, and the whales decide if they want to see you. Don't miss this if you are in the area, it is breathtaking

Thank bobramsay
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is an interesting visit, the boat tour is very nice and the explanations are clear and in very good english.

Thank jorge m
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Whale-watching here involves a small boat bopping up the bay to find southern right whales and their calves - which you will see close up alongside the boat. The trip has a certain sense of chaotic but that's part of the fun - partly because the whales surface and blow, tail slap in all directions and when and where they want - not where you're pointing your camera - so take some time to soak in the atmosphere and the sun and spray. The whole experience is tourist-based but go with the flow, it's worth it. In the quiet times look out for the strata of the cliffs around the bay, showing sedimentary layers

3  Thank ja5al1n
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