Sights in Puerto San Julián
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The last census found 130,000 penguins inhabiting this stretch which you can visit by boat. The penguins stick around from September to April; when conditions permit, you’ll be able to step off the boat and walk around an island where penguins swim, doze and guard their eggs. The tour also stops at Banco Justicia to see the cormorant rookeries and other seabirds. From December to March there’s a good chance you’ll see the Commerson’s dolphin, known as the world’s smallest dolphin. Two-hour excursions on Bahía San Julián are run by a marine biologist-led team at Expediciones Pinocho.
Relive Magellan’s landing at this museum and theme-park with life-sized figures cloaked in armor and shown celebrating Mass and battling mutiny, at the port on a reproduction.
Another option is trekking the coastline and checking out the abundant birdlife. If you have a friend (or make one), you can rent tandem bicyclesto explore. For more information on either activity, consult the tourist information kiosk.