Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos

Wildlife lovers go wild for Punta Tombo, a nature reserve sheltering the largest colony of Magellan penguins outside of Antarctica. Penguins come to the area from September to April to nest and look after their young, which are born in November. The rocky strip juts into the Atlantic Ocean, extending for roughly 3 km (1.86 mi). Visitors are free to enter the area and get close to the penguins, but must not touch or bother the creatures in any way. Bird enthusiasts also enjoy sightings of cormorants, oystercatchers, and kelp gulls. Just a couple hours' drive from Puerto Madryn, the park makes a worthwhile day trip. Plan trip to Dos Pozos with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Are penguins only in the cold? Fake. Do they love the sea? Up to a point. Can you pet it there? Much better than not. And don't walk in front of them, otherwise they get disoriented and don't go back to the den to feed the puppies. But better if you come and find out for yourself, right?
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  • We chose the Punta Tombo excursion as a non NCL excursion from Puerto Madryn when on a cruise. We were late leaving, waiting for a booked family to find the minibus parked at the town end of the wharf...  more »
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