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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony

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Penguins in natural environment

I was glad to see the penguins from a distance and not disturb their day to day lives by walking... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
the Green Mountain State
They were so cute!

The boat ride out to see the penguins was great. In addition to penguins, there were water birds... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Carrollton, Texas
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Punihuil, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

1  Thank j_yesno
Reviewed 18 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.

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 19 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

2  Thank LennartS_A
Reviewed 18 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

Thank donnarahn
Reviewed 14 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

Thank tim252
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Jana d
Reviewed 22 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

Thank Reilly A
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Short boat ride visiting 3 little islands. After getting your ticket you get your life jacket and then head for the boats. It is all well organized with no rushing and the boats leave as soon as they are filled. We saw both types of...More

1  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

In an effort to not repeat other reviews I will share a few things I wanted to know about the trip but didn't see mentioned in the posts on this site. The week we were here it was rainy and I wasn't sure the boats...More

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Response from Sharon G | 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