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Feb 12, 2018
Mar 4, 2017
“Penguins, penguins and more penguins”
Islotes de Punihuil, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We drove to Monumento Nacional Islotes de Puñihuil, a protected area of small island rocks where Magellanic and Humboldt penguins breed at this time of year. We paid $7,000 CLP each to go on a 35-minute guided boat tour of these rock outcroppings. We couldn’t...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The drive here was already a blast! Magnificent views of the coast as well as a river crossing and sand driving (though only for a few meters) created great expectations for the boat trip! We were escorted to the boat on a rolling cart. Weather...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

By far our favourite place in Chiloe! We came here by car and we're amazed by the fact we had to drive through a little water stream and then on the beach to get to the car park (no 4x4 needed!). We booked a Penguin...More

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This excursion is great ! It is the only place in the world where you see the Humboldt and the Magellanic penguins coexisting and nesting side by side. You see many other fascinating birds. Also you experience the ingenuity of the local Chilote people (inhabitants...More

3  Thank Dr-Bea B
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This is very cool Humbolt and Magellan penguins are in residence from November through March--then they take off. They were molting when we were there, so they weren't too active, but the guide gave us a good tour. Getting on and off the boat was...More

2  Thank cookpias
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We went with a tour from Ancud and of course it cost more. You can drive directly to the beach and take a boat for there. Cost -6500. With the tour 17000 pp. They all offer the same. It was great to see the penguins,...More

3  Thank Patty C
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This one is one the must-see attractions of a beautiful island inhabited by warm, kind people. Quiet surroundings for relaxation and introspection. Nice cabins overlooking the rock formations, or else you can stay in lovely Ancud (I strongly recommend Cabañas Las Golondrinas, with its marvelous...More

1  Thank Rodolfo M
Reviewed 21 December 2013

If you didn t come from the far south, having seen pinquins already, do make the little detour from Ancud to see the three little islands.. The road is all paved now! The trip only takes 30 min, but is worth it. We didn t...More

1  Thank liesenrut
Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

After a long, rough car ride from Ancud, my friend and I signed up for a tour and boarded a cart which was pushed out into the water by two guys so that we could board our small boat to penguin island. Obviously, we were...More

2  Thank Grebnevaagain
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