Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe

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#2 of 15 in Wildlife in Isla Chiloe
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. Put Chiloe Island Penguin Colony on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chepu trip planner .
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  • In my opinion, this is just average as there are better places to see more penguins, seals and more birds than this. To be honest, was a bit disappointed that there isn't really that much to see on th...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery in a remote area of the island, a protected area with many tour operators that offer the boat ride, ride that allows you to see the penguins in a natural habitat. Go with time.
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  • It is worth riding some of the boats that take you to penguins travelling to Chiloé to reproduce.
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