San Jose Kayak Escape

Over three days, explore a fascinating portion of the San Jose Gulf on the Valdes Peninsula. Kayak among the wildlife, exploring small bays and spectacular cliffs.

3 Days


San Jose Kayak Escape - 3 - $980

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Starts / finishes in Trelew or Puerto Madryn
  • Kayak with sea lions
  • Discover the most important population of southern right whales in the Southern Hemisphere 

Start from Trelew and end at Puerto Madryn

Landmarks visited on San Jose Kayak Escape

Operator's Itinerary

Day before: pick up from Puerton Madryn or Trelew airport 


In the early morning we drive from Puerto Piramides to the San Jose Gulf, where our adventure begins!

With our guide's instruction, we will test out our kayaks for the coming trip. He will give us a precise briefing of security technique guidelines, as well as environmental regulations. We take our time to practise and feel comfortable with our kayaks before we start.

The starting point is Camp 39 and we leave there to kayak to the Punta Conos area. There, we will have a stop for a rest and some lunch. After two more hours of paddling we'll stop to set up our first camp, where we will be able to enjoy a wonderful sunset and a delicious dinner. In this area we will hopefully observe whales from our kayaks and from the shore. 

Meals included: lunch, snacks and dinner

Total paddling distance for the day is approximately 10km


After breakfast we break camp, and paddle our kayaks to the Fracasso Bay area. There was once a Spanish fort here and we will see some of the remains. After a lunch stop on a beach, we follow some cliffs to an enchanting bay, where we set up camp. To stretch our legs we will hike up a cliff for a panoramic view of the Golfo San Jose. This area is one of the best to see whales close to the shore. 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner

Total paddling distance for the day is approximately 15km


After breakfast, we break camp and start our last lap to Villarino beach, passing a southern sea lion colony, where the sea lions happily dive into the water to come and greet us. 

In the afternoon we will be met by a vehicle to take us back to Puerto Piramides.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and snacks

Total paddling distance for the day is approximately 10km

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $980 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.


  • Qualified expedition guides.
  • Entry fees to the Peninsula Valdes nature reserve.
  • All group camping and cooking gear.  
  • All group equipment, kayaks, paddles, etc.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Airport transfers Puerto Madryn / Trelew.
  • All meals while on the kayak expedition.


  • Airfares.
  • Any additional meals not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Personal gear.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • All personal nature items.
  • Phone calls.
  • Laundry.
  • Excess beverages.
  • Wines and liquors.
  • Room service.
  • Insurance.
  • Staff/guide gratuities.

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