Purpose of this site
This site provides practical information about the whale and dolphin watching opportunities available in Argentina and Chile and is based on my personal experience of these countries as an independent traveller. It does not give information about cetaceans in the Antarctic regions or off the South Atlantic islands as I have no personal experience of these areas.
This photo of a Southern Right whale was taken from the pier in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The whale swam alongside the pier for several minutes giving the best views imaginable. This photo was published in the July 2009 issue of the British BBC Wildlife magazine. You can buy this image on Shutterstock.com
The site does not provide information regarding accommodation, transport etc. I anticipate that visitors to the area will have their own guidebook providing these necessary practicalities.
I am an enthusiastic whale watcher and independent traveller. Information about the opportunities for whale and dolphin watching in this part of the world can be hard to find at times therefore I hope this site will be of some use.
Further information about whale watching in Latin America as a whole can be found in the paper "The State of Whale Watching in Latin America" by Erich Hoyt and Miguel Iñíguez.
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