Leave Puerto Madryn to cross the Ameghino isthmus to Peninsula Valdes, the land bridge between Golfo San Jose and Golfo Nuevo and home to a remote wildlife haven. Arrive first at Puerto Piramides overlooking Golfo Nuevo to board your boat. Piramides is the hub for all boat trips to look out for marine mammals and especially Southern Right Whales. From July to November, peaking in October, these cetaceans stop here on their migratory route to mate and raise their young, swimming close to the surface and breaching in the deep offshore waters. Then continue on to Caleta Valdes, a natural creek embraced by a long promontory, home to a colony of sea elephants and the natural habitat for storks, guanaco deer, armadillos, Patagonian hares, foxes, eagles and many others.