Just like on a large sea stage, whales offer their water ballet and visitors enjoy such rhythmic dance from a very close distance.
While at the City of Punta Arenas, travelers may access Francisco Coloane Sea park only through the sea. It is essential to go on a guided tour if they want to see the humpback whales dwelling in this area.
Feeling completely well-disposed to having an intense day, we left from Pier Prat in the early morning, when it was still dark. Once we were navigating, we wondered about the encounter with those giants that swim and move their huge heads and tails as they make strange sounds typical of their species. We also wished to check that it is possible to approach them without any danger.
Long before we reached our destination, we were enwrapped by dawn and its changing hues. Finally, the day broke and everything came back to normal. We got past some historical points like Fort Bulnes and Cruz de los Mares (The Cross of the Seas) at Cape Froward, about which the boat guide gave us faithful information.
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Recommendations: It is advisable to wear informal clothes, waterproof warm clothes, hiking shoes, hat, gloves and sun screen.
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