Our next stop is Puerto Piramides, the only village on the peninsula and the only place for starting the marine fauna boat trips. The beaches are surrounded by cliffs that resemble pyramids, hence its name. In the village, we will have a stop of approximately 2 hours in which we will have the unforgettable experience to sail waters of the New Gulf (if you chose this option) or enjoy the enchantments of the village.
*The boat trips are made in boats of varying capacities, from 5 to 70 passengers, and last approximately one and a half hours.
From June to December, Southern Right Whales are in the gulf, and the tour takes place during this time. These whales are curious and slow-moving animals and therefore, allows us to get very close to them and observe their characteristic skin covered by callosities. From time to time, they will swim under the boat, and we will be able to observe their actions and hear their breathing. With luck, they will offer the incredible spectacle of breaching (jumping) or at least flap of the tail.
From January to March, Marine Fauna Cruises are available (the whales immigrate to the Antarctic seas). We will sail first to the Sea Lion colony of Punta Pyramids, where we will be able to observe the activity that dominates the colony according to the time of the year (the formation of the harems, mating and births).
We will then visit the “Island of Cormorants” and the “Precipice of the Birds” (colonies of Rock Cormorants and Neotropic Cormorants). Later, we will travel to the caves filled with fossils.
If the climate helps and luck is on our side, we will be able to see Dusky Dolphins. This cruise also offers the option to go snorkelling; make a stop of about 20 minutes with the necessary equipment (wetsuit, mask and fins) to enjoy this unforgettable experience.