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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe

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Wildlife Area
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 were staying in Puerto Varas but had a hire car so decided to do this trip to Chiloe Island as it was recommended by our tour company and in the Rough Guide. You have to get the car ferry across to...  more »
  • If I could do this over again, I would have enjoyed taking local buses or hitchhiking or renting a car and doing it on my own. Because of time constraints, I went with a tour, called CHILOE VIAJES --o...  more »
  • 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 »