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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe
(4.5/5 based on 90+ 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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  • Place is wonderful, with many alternatives to navigate through $7,000 per person. There are three restaurant and you can walk along the beach quietly. It is a wonderful place that you can not miss if you go to the island.
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  • The place is on the beach of Punuhil approximately 25 minutes of Ancud, you can get in car or on any tour, on the Beach the boats were taken up and visit the colony which has the characteristic that is home to two species of penguins Magellan and Humboldt who live between mid spring to late summer.
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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...  more »