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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony

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Highlight of he trip to Chile

We came for the penguins, but we also saw sea otters, seals and cormorants. The penguins were just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boulder CO
Penguins and other birds too

After a drive along the coast we arrived on the beach and were directed into a parking place. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Punihuil, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the penguins, but we also saw sea otters, seals and cormorants. The penguins were just adorable. I was amused by the clever way the staff keeps your feet dry when embarking and disembarking: they load you all on a high cart, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a drive along the coast we arrived on the beach and were directed into a parking place. We hadn't realised that several companies operate along the beach and we could have ignored the first and chosen another. But the trip was great. Pushed on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

They told us that in 10 days they would run boats out to see penguins but right now they don't run them. It was cool seeing the boats come in but no penguins.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pixtonian
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I was glad to see the penguins from a distance and not disturb their day to day lives by walking among them. The boat trip was fun, and I enjoyed the beauty of the islets on which they lived. We also saw an otter. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank j_yesno
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, this is just average as there are better places to see more penguins, seals and more birds than this. To be honest, was a bit disappointed that there isn't really that much to see on the island.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It is interesting to see the little islands and the wildlife surrounding them! Don't expect to learn much during the 30 minute boat trip if you don't speak Spanish. However, we were already told by our tour operator ChiloeViajes about this, so that was expected....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank LennartS_A
Reviewed 17 February 2018

The boat ride out to see the penguins was great. In addition to penguins, there were water birds, a sea lion, geese, cormorants. If I had it to over again, I would not go late in the day as the sun was right behind the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank donnarahn
Reviewed 13 January 2018

There is more to this place than just penguins although there are plenty of them in evidence. The boat trips are well organised and compulsory wearing of life jackets is reassuring in fairly rough seas. Our guide went out of his way to point out...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tim252
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We took a ferry to Chiloe for $12 000 pesos one way. That price is for the vehicle and includes 4x4's etc. The drive to where the tours start of the penguin colony was stunning. We arrived on the beach while it was drizzling and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jana d
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We rented a car and drove all around the island and made this our last stop. We stayed as this amazing little cabana up on the hill were we were able to hike around their grounds and could overlook the penguin tours. Our next day...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 427reillya
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Response from SGC60 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a tour from Puerto Varas to Chiloe but the office of the tour operator was in Ancud on Chiloe. So if you make your own way to Chiloe you will be able to get a tour to see the penguins. Also if you have a car you... More