Our South American cruise is almost coming to an end. 😢 Today is the last port excursion where we will get to see penguins. If you’ve been following along you know we have had lots of sightings along the way! Today’s tour will take us to Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery. Which is home to the world’s largest nesting colony of Magellanic penguins and a place that attracts wildlife researchers and conservationists from around the world. Now you know why it was a must see stop on our trip!
Not only did we see penguins but during our drive to the reserve we were able to see several wildlife species. These are not found in the US and our guide made sure identify and explain about some of these common species.
After a quick briefing we were off on the boardwalk and trails to view the penguins! You can see the terrain and fauna varies from the Magellanic penguins that were on Magdalena Island in Chile on one of our pervious excursions.
The reserve had amazing views and lots of these little guys to enjoy watching. Many of them were in the process of molting which can be stressful, but they were pretty active. They seemed like they were having a good time playing in the water and hanging out on the beach. I don’t blame them, I 💙 beach days, too!
After a fun excursion of Punta Tombo we enjoyed lunch on our bus ride back to the ship. It’s a good thing too a sand storm suddenly swept across the port. It seems like the weather has been a major factor this vacation but we have managed to dodge down pours, tender in safely, etc and have really been extremely lucky with all these elements!
After a short wait we safely made it aboard. It’s time to clean up and enjoy dinner. We have come such a far way in our adventure with only two more ports to go!