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Expected to see more seals and penguins during the boat ride so was a bit disappointed. This may be interesting for people who hasn't done such boat trips before but for those who has, this pale in comparison.
My husband and I drove out from where we were staying in Castro for a day trip to see the colonies. It was a beautiful drive not far from Acund. We were extremely lucky the rain stopped and the sun came out as we pulled...More
... and lots of other birds. Be sure and take your binoculars. The boats do this really interesting launch of being pushed out to shore by a tractor, while the participants board from something like an airline shuttle. You will find the guides take time...More
We came to Puñihuil by car and were amused by the fact that we had to drive through a stream of water and then on the beach itself in order to reach the car park.
We then booked a Penguin Tour with the first company...More
If I could do this over again, I would have enjoyed taking local buses or hitchhiking or renting a car and doing it on my own. Because of time constraints, I went with a tour, called CHILOE VIAJES --offices in Ancud: Mercado Principal , and...More
We took a tour here, and it's really interesting to see these birds in their natural habitat (especially the endangered Humbolt penguins). The guide was overrated, and the towns visited along the way are nice, but unnecessary if you've already visited much of Chile elsewhere....More
We took a tour here that went through the hills and the driver/guide talked a lot about the landscape and history of the island which was great. The second part of the tour involved getting on a boat to see the penguins. The guides here...More
You can reach the beach of Puñihuil by public buses, touristic tour buses or hitchhiking. Buses don't go too frequently, so you might try to lift your thumb a little out of town (in town everyone will point on the bus stations).
On the (very...More