Humpback Whale Watching

Trip Length: 1 Day
Group Size: 80 max.
From: 340 USD
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This epic marine adventure brings you to one of the world's best underwater reserves to feast your eyes on the colossal giants calling Patagonia home.

It’s time to observe nature’s gentle giants in their natural habitat! Prepare those binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for giant humpback whales, penguins and more on this exciting day trip, taking you to the wild waters of the Francisco Coloane Coastal and Marine Protected Area, Chile's largest marine reserve.
Book this tour in addition to our EcoCamp Patagonia and multi-day programs in Patagonia!.
*Departures are only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from December to March.





  • Navigation through Magellan Strait.
  • Experience the stunning views of Cape Froward.
  • Sunrise by Tierra del Fuego.
  • Beautiful landscapes, flora and big hanging glaciers from Darwin range.
  • Humpback whale watching and other species. (sea elephants, sea lions, Magellanic Penguin, etc)


Humpback Whale Watching

Punta Arenas, Chile

An early morning (4 AM) drive along one of the wildest roads on Earth culminates in a beautiful Patagonian sunrise over the Magellan Strait. We’ll then leave civilization far behind us and take a boat past Cape Froward, the southernmost point on the mainland of South America. The adventure is just starting as we continue across the Magellan Strait and sail through the channels past the towering mountains of Tierra del Fuego. Prepare those binoculars as we look out for giant humpback whales, penguins, albatross, sea lions and even orcas as we reach the wild waters of Francisco Coloane Coastal and Marine Protected Area - Chile's biggest marine reserve.



  • Transfer hotel/pier/hotel.
  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch.
  • Coffee service.

Not included

  • Voluntary tipping to guides and staff.
  • Insurance of any kind.



Regular fixed departures are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, from December to March (whale watching season).

This excursion lasts from 12 to 14 hours.

Starting / finishing point

This trip starts and ends in Punta Arenas.

Physical demands

This trip is suitable for all travelers and is not physically demanding.


The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the winds that circle the Antarctic landmass, making the weather hard to predict. Fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning; even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130km/hr) and rainfall. Summer’s average temperature is 11ºC (52ºF), ranging between 2 to 24ºC (35 to 75ºF).

What you need to bring

Once you book the trip we will send you a pre-trip booklet with useful and detailed information about your trip with us.

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide based upon operational considerations or weather conditions.


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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

Destinations | Chile

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