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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe
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A visit to Chile's largest island would not be complete without observing hundreds of penguins in their natural habitat at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. The two species of penguin here, Magellanic and Humboldt, migrate to the island in spring for breeding. You'll need to access the colony by boat, as the penguins reside on an island that acts as a reserve. Numerous operators organize motorboat tours here--many including a traditional lunch and other packages. Arrange your visit to Chiloe Island Penguin Colony and discover more family-friendly attractions in Castro using our Castro vacation planner.
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  • We hired a tour company to make the ride Pinihuil Pinguineras. We left Puerto stop until the port at Puerto Montt where we caught the ferry to the island of Chiloé by Chacao Channel. There we made a break in Ancud for lunch and see the Center and the Cathedral. After that we took a road to Pinihuil with very beautiful landscapes. As we went in early November, we saw a few penguins, but very beautiful. The two species inhabiting the island are Magellan and Humboldt. The boat trip between the Islands was 7,000 pesos each (incidentally on the sidewalk not specified that we would have to pay this boat, since the tour was specific to Pinguineras, I thought it was already included). In short: let go between January and March, I believe you will see more penguins get sunnier days.
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  • When you arrive here you can see the small boats that will take you out to the little islands in the bay. I wondered whether we would get wet accessing the boats. I needn't have had any concerns, they...  more »
  • The route is well on your own drive. On-site one is on the beach by the first provider immediately intercepted and parking-technically instructed. It wasn't a mistake for us, however, because we have enjoyed first views of the fantastic beach and driving the boat trips in the accompanying restaurant on the panoramic terrace. The Empanadas were very tasty. The offered tour costs 7000 CLP per person and takes about 30 minutes. We had the luck, which was a German guide on board, so we had all declarations to the penguins and all around on german. Although we have been waiting until 16: 00 (is again and again to read, that this time would be good), was no special activity at the penguins felt. But never mind, the Mageĺlan - and Humboldpinguine were still beautiful to look at, an absolutely interesting tour. It comes without a boat away from the animals, signs prohibit access to this protected area, no boat rental.
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