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Parque Pinguino Rey

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An interesting destination when passing through, but wouldn't recommend it as a full day trip from Punta Arenas

I passed through on my way to central Tierra de Fuego. It's also a worthwhile destination when on... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Paris, France
Worth the drive!

We took the ferry from Bahía Azul and then drove all the way out to see the penguins. Yes it’s... read more

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Daria B
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Parque Pingüino Rey promotes conservation and protection of both the king penguin as the wealth of vegetation, other wildlife, and archaeological sites in Bahía Inútil, accepting a conservation project based on three pillars: Research, Education and...more
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Route Y-85 Km 14 | Bahia Inutil, Porvenir, Chile
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All reviews king penguins long drive their natural habitat day trip punta arenas well worth the trip ferry ride south georgia pair of binoculars chilli colony stops pinguins birds disturbance magellan protection
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Bahía Azul and then drove all the way out to see the penguins. Yes it’s quite far and yes it’s somewhat pricy. But you can see the king penguins in the wild!! The ranger was very kind and knowledgeable, gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daria B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As were are on a birding trip to Chile, it couldn’t be missed. The setup was sensitively managed, with a pleasant knowledgeable introduction at the start. The views of the penguins was excellent through our own binoculars, but not sure the fixed telescopes were much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ProfIan
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We did this as part of an excursion from Punta Arenas. The trip ended up being 14 hours, most of which was spent in a mini van. The penguins were definitely the main attraction and are worth a visit. I would book in advance as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Leerichardson14
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It was an 11 hour day for roughly 30 mins of penguin viewing from 50 yards away behind a wooden fence. Sure they were neat and the babies were cute, but it felt like being the butt of a joke. Literally, it’s 2 converted shipping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Nadera172018
Reviewed 22 May 2018

the logistics is very well described by Wandering_photograph We went there early April 2018, when it was not possible any more to access the famous Penguins Island... Our 2 daughters (6 and 9) were desperate to come that far and not see pinguoins. So we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank J B
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We traveled as a couple on our way back from Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas. As we were self-driving during this trip, we planned to head back to We started around 6 AM from Puerto Natales and got to Punta Delagada (About 3.5 hours)...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Wandering_photograph
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I passed through on my way to central Tierra de Fuego. It's also a worthwhile destination when on your way to San Sebastian in Argentina and beyond, or as a doable trip from Porvenir, but I wouldn't recommend it as a full day trip from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 84huberts
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I joined the tour organiser, Tourismo Selknam to go on a day trip to visit the King Penguin colony reserve. It is awesome. This one of the nearest place from Punta Arenas that you can view King Penguins besides South Georgia. It is an incredible...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Penguins, penguins, penguin. That was the purpose of our South America visit. We were not disappointed at Parquino Rey. Perhaps we could not walk among them as we could in the Falklands. But should we have? I enjoyed that we were not intrusive at Parq...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

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 allow you to get closer, or even walk among...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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30 September 2018|
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Response from PARQUE P | Property representative |
Estimado Oliver, para visitar el Parque tiene 3 opciones, las cuales son arrendar un vehículo, contratar un Full Day Tierra del Fuego en Punta Arenas y viajar de peatón en el ferry contactando a un servicio de transporte en... More
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27 August 2018|
Response from 84huberts | Reviewed this property |
It’s a breeding colony, which means they are there all year round. However, I think opening times are limited in winter. If it’s closed you may not be able to access the area where the penguins are. Why not give them a call... More
8 May 2018|
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Response from PARQUE P | Property representative |
Hola, por este año el Parque estará cerrado durante todo el mes de Junio. Saludos!!
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