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Southern Spirit Cruises (Whale watching)

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Primera Bajada al Mar, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
+54 9 280 457-4332
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Amazing submarine views!

We took the yellow submarine, and were lucky enough to enjoy many whales approaching us. As the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Maria J
via mobile

After some days of anxiety due to high winds, we made it out with Southern Spirit who were... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
pete 7
via mobile
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Southern Spirit Cruises, an authorised boat operator for the watching service of southern right whales is pleased to offer you the following services:CONVENTIONAL WATCHING (Regular trip)The regular program consists of an excursion on the Golfo Nuevo waters on board of RIBs (rigid inflatable boats). The breathtaking show of watching closely a whale with her calf, observing a breach or listening to a whale’s spout is an experience you will hardly forget. As from spring, during the navigation you will be able to watch sea lions in their rookeries and typical species of sea birds, apart from enjoying beautiful seaside landscapes. SUNSET WATCHINGAs from September, we will be offering a special longer trip in RIBs with only a few passengers on board. This excursion is the last trip of the day, and is usually chosen by lovers of photography due to the light and peculiar colours that the Patagonian sunset offers us. YELLOW SUBMARINE (Underwater whale watching)This trip is carried out on board of the semi-submersible Yellow Submarine which, unlike other vessels, allows us to watch whales submersed in their environment. Underwater, the perspective is totally different and the experience is similar to diving among them. By means of any of the 40 viewing windows located at the underwater level you will be able to watch the whales while they remain close to the vessel, or you may opt for watching them from the outdoor upper deck as a conventional watching tour.
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Primera Bajada al Mar, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
+54 9 280 457-4332
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We took the yellow submarine, and were lucky enough to enjoy many whales approaching us. As the guide explained, they approach the whales at a certain distance, and then wait for them to come close. You could tell they were very respectful of the whales....More

1  Thank Maria J
Julitte, Director Comercial at Southern Spirit Cruises (Whale watching), responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for your opinion Maria. Best regards

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

After some days of anxiety due to high winds, we made it out with Southern Spirit who were excellent. The boat is big enough to be reassuring while small enough to be personal. Crew knew exactly where to look for whales and kept moving around...More

1  Thank pete 7
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I'll keep it short. We did it once with young kids and we loved so much that we came back and do it again, and we would have been back again if not for our schedule. You basically would be able to stretch you arm...More

1  Thank Fares33
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Loved this whale-watching trip! Was able to get onto a 5:30pm tour - which was great because it wasn't full and had perfect lighting for photographing whales and then a beautiful sunset! We learned that all of the companies charge the same price for the...More

Thank ClevelandWanderer
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Absolutely fabulous staff. Special thanks to Sanda in the tour office in Puerto Piramidas; that woman deserves a raise. Went above and beyond to ensure I had a fantastic experience seeing whales. Everything was great; the boat, the guides, the price. Highly recommend!

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took the "yellow submarine" tour and what we saw was overwhelming. Seeing those 50 tons creatures jump into the air leaves one speechless. And then seeing the little one, an only 20 tons one so close to you (through the windows of the submerged...More

2  Thank Amir55
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great service and would recommend to call ahead to check if the tour is running. Booked the yellow submarine tour with intention of seeing the whales under the water but it is difficult to see them under the water although the whales do swim close...More

Thank SNgoi
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We opted to get the return public bus out to the Valdez peninsula and scoped out Southern Spirit as one of the better companies to whale watch with. The company have all the latest equipment and send a photographer out with the boat. They're honest...More

Thank Jill_Dublin_12
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Book our tours in advanced. Called to confirm reservations and whether the trip would be cancelled due to weather prior to heading over. Told to come on over, the tour would proceed regardless of whether even if we were only ones on the tour! Showed...More

Thank jdmt86
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Came here last year and did 3 trips with Southern Spirit. Got some amazing photos and videos, one of the latter featured on Select Latin America website who organised the trip. Came back this year and never occurred to us to request same company for...More

1  Thank Gillian M
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