Private Whale Watching Tour on the Coast of Atacama Desert
Immerse yourself in a pure nature experience with passionate guides and visit the whales with us on the coast of Atacama desert! Book your private tour now, we can customize it according to your wishes! Rates as low as $250 USD per person and minimum booking of 2 people. Rates 10 Hours (Trip starts at 7:30 am) • 2 people: $500 USD • 3 people: $600 USD • 4 people: $700 USD • 5 people: $750 USD • 6 people: $810 USD • 7 people: $875 USD • 8 people: $920 USD • 9 people: $1,035 USD • 10 people: $1,100 USD • 11 people: $1,155 USD • 12 people: $1,260 USD What You Can Expect: Discover Chile's hidden secrets on our guided, one day private trip from La Serena with a small group (maximum 12 people). Observe the unique flora and fauna of the Atacama desert. Visit the Humboldt Penguin Nature Reserve on a boat tour where you can have a close encounter with blue whales, fin whales, humpbacks, dolphins and other marine wildlife. Learn about olive oil preparation at a desert olive oil farm. The tour includes unforgettable memories, whole day guiding, nature reserve permits, water, breakfast, lunch, snack, transfer from and to La Serena. What's Included: • Boat tour • Nature Reserve Permits • Breakfast, lunch, snacks • Water • World Cetaceans Alliance certified guides • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Pickup and drop off from and to designated meeting points • Unforgettable memories • Customized itinerary Duration and Itinerary: This is your own private tour, so we can customize it according to your wishes. One possible itinerary • We will pick you up from your accomodation at 7:30 am. • We will have desert picnic on the way to the traditional fishing village, Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno. Along the way we will enjoy the scenery of the Atacama desert where we might see guanacos and desert foxes. Upon arrival to Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno, at approximately 11am, we will take the boat to the nature reserve and search for the whales. • Before beginning the 2-3 hours whale-watching tour, our guide will give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures on board, responsible whale watching guidelines, as well as some historical facts. • While searching for whales, we will pass by the Island Chañaral to observe birds and other marine life. • After the tour we will enjoy a locally prepared lunch in the village. • Around 4pm we will head back to La Serena. On the way we we can make a stop at a paleontology site, at 6 million years old whale fossils and have another stopover at an organic olive farm to learn about the preparation of olive oil. • We will arrive back to La Serena between 6pm-7pm. Minimum Group Size This is your own private tour, so you get an instant confirmation! Minimum group size is 2 people. What to Bring • Sun protection • Sun glasses • Warm clothes (it can get cold at the sea) • Camera • Refillable water bottle (if you have one) • Good mood If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 12 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Outboard Engine
- Twin Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Important information The last few days the cold current which brings the food of the whales, suddenly changed its direction (it is probably due to a starting El Niño phenomenon, but causes are unsure at this point) and it has been harder to find the whales, than a week ago. There have still been whale sightings, but less than before. Luckily this change hasn't affected the rest of the wildlife-sightings, and we have been spoiled with dolphins, penguins, sea lions and a lot of different bird species, but we want to keep you informed that the chances of seeing whales decreased. As it is nature, it is impossible to predict how long this will be the case, but we are closely monitoring the whale-situation and keep all of our guests informed about it.