Orca Watching in Peninsula Valdes
Between late February and May, orca (Orcinus orca) – also known as killer whales- can be viewed from the coast. At the Punta Norte sea lion rookery (Otaria flavescens), situated 180 km/ 112 miles from Puerto Madryn and 80 km/ 50 miles from Puerto Piramides, high tides offer the best probabilities for the orca attacks. The Peninsula Valdes orca have developed a unique hunting strategy called “intentional stranding”, by which they beach themselves intentionally to catch their favourite prey: sea lion- and eventually elephant seal pups.
The pebble beach is divided up in sectors separated from one another by rocky reef, creating channels that are used by the orca to take the prey by surprise, and be able to access the surf in a matter of seconds.
If Punta Norte is a must for nature lovers, the so-called “Attack Channel” is the official platform for this breath-taking natural attraction. Access to this area is limited to professional photographers and filmmakers, who must apply for a special government permit to be able to shoot the attacks of the orca on the sea lions and elephant seals from a privileged location. Documentalists from all over the world meet at Punta Norte between March and May for that purpose.
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7 days before the tour
After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.
If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
It is very difficult to see orcas due to their behavior. The excursion does not guarantee that they can be seen. There is no refund or change of date due to this.
Available from February to May
Just complete the booking form. When you finish will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay the tour.
As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.
This tour is 100% refundable until 72hs before your tour.