Peninsula Valdes Region: Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

  • See the Southern Right Whale in Peninsula Valdes
  • See In Peninsula Valdes the largest continental colony of southern elephant seals in the entire world
  • See the South American Sea Lions in our scenic navigation in Peninsula Valdes
  • Visit the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Punta Tombo
  • Get close to the cute Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo
  • See the cute Commerson’s Dolphin, which can only be seen in just two spots on Earth!
  • Prepare to see the Southern Right Whale in all its splendor in Peninsula Valdes

The Peninsula Valdes region is a true marine wildlife lover’s paradise, where you can admire the largest continental colony of magellanic penguins in the world and the largest territorial colony of elephant seals. It’s also one of the only places on Earth where you can discover one of the cutest and most acrobatic dolphin species, the Commerson’s Dolphin.

As one of the largest marine wildlife preserves in the world, Peninsula Valdes was declared as a “Mankind’s Natural Heritage Site” by the United Nations for containing “very important and significant natural habitats for the conservation of several threatened species of outstanding universal value.” Among those threatened species is one of the stars of this destination, the Southern Right Whale. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, this rare whale is one of the friendliest whale species.

The area is also home to colonies of sea lions, killer whales (orcas), and other marine and land species.