Boats leave from the port of Piriapolis every weekend to embark on whale watching. The boat rides are one hour long and cost approximately $400 and $200 for children under the age of ten. Although whales are not always visible, visitors often find penguins, turtles, albatrosses and petrels apart from the ever present sea wolves and sea gulls.
Another alternative for this boat rides is to embark at the port of Punta del Este. The Company registered at the Ministry of Tourism for these rides is Nautical Events, which also organizes special tours for groups upon previous arrangement.