Parque Pinguino Rey, Tierra del Fuego

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#51 of 130 in Wildlife in Chile
You might want your tuxedo to fit in at Parque Pinguino Rey, home to a population of majestic King Penguins. This second-biggest penguin species travels from the subAntarctic conditions in search of food, and archeological finds have shown that the penguins have been frequenting the island for hundreds of years, dating back to the time of the Selknam indigenous people. Visitors are able to view the penguins from a roped-off observation deck, where you'll find signage about the development of the penguins which will help you appreciate the age of the penguins you will see. Many tour groups in the bigger, nearby cities coordinate day trips that connect tourists with this site. Put Parque Pinguino Rey into our Tierra del Fuego journey tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 30, 2017
    It's good to keep in mind that the place is small and the sighting of the penguins is done from a distance, about 50 meters at least. Despite this, it is very useful, the Penguin Colony is still small, I believe because it is new, as we were told by staff that takes care of the Park. If you like just to observe, take binoculars, and if you like to photograph a camera/lens with zoom. Even so, the sighting by the naked eye is also interesting. There is structure with toilets and a room in which there is information about the King Penguin, besides the team provide information on them. Is within 70 miles of Porvenir, the visitation rate was 12,000 Chilean pesos per person.
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  • September 9, 2017
    Is a great experience to see these beautiful penguins, clearly seen from afar... a couple of years ago you could get much closer, but I guess that is the number of tourists... I recommend it, you should go very sheltered
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  • August 16, 2017
    A great chance to - responsibly - observe King Penguins in their habitat. Some reviews mention the visit isn't worth the long trip and that the penguins are too far away. While some other places might...  more »
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  • March 4, 2017
    Great place to see quite a lot of King Penguins. Freezing cold though! When I was there they were quite far away, so bring your best zoom lens and tripods!!
  • March 30, 2017
    pretty much the only place in punta arenas region to see king penguins. bring long distance lenses, the view points are at least 30 meters away from were the penguins hang around
  • June 11, 2017
    No good, 2 or 3 pinguins
  • November 17, 2016
    Wonderful place to see the king pinguins in their natural habitat
  • May 5, 2017
    Bah. I was expecting much more

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