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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • Via the "Titanic III", we ventured out to see the penguin colony in Punihuil, Chiloe. The boat trip brings you up close to the birds and penquins who live on the rocks. Make time to eat lunch followin...  read more »
  • the landscape, the environment, the islets, the barracks-restaurants, souvenir shops, the road to get there, the carriages that take you to the boats ... the penguins only if you've seen others. But the collection is beautiful, pleasant to spend a lunch and a few hour. Council
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  • We got a rental car from Puerto Varas with a two year old child. At first, we were afraid because of the distance (about 2 hours) and by being with a small child, but it was very worthwhile. The island of Chiloé is beautiful, only the path is worth the ride. The ferry crossing the Chacao channel is fast, quiet and you can get a sense of the beauty of the place. Now in March is already the end of the season the penguins, but it was possible to show the two species that breed on the island: Magellan and Humboldt. We were lucky to get a mild and sunny climate and there were no problems with our son. Was the memory of a wonderful day and the desire to return and to stay on the island.
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