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Chiloe Island Penguin Colony

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Punihuil, Isla Chiloe, Chile
+56 9 9380 1032
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Good range of bird species

There is more to this place than just penguins although there are plenty of them in evidence. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Short but worthwhile activity on the island (with prices)

We took a ferry to Chiloe for $12 000 pesos one way. That price is for the vehicle and includes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jana d
Cape Town, South Africa
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Punihuil, Isla Chiloe, Chile
+56 9 9380 1032

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 24 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 8 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

1  Thank Beth S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were staying in Puerto Varas but had a hire car so decided to do this trip to Chiloe Island as it was recommended by our tour company and in the Rough Guide. You have to get the car ferry across to the island which...More

6  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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

1  Thank viajera4eva
Reviewed 12 December 2016

When you arrive here you can see the small boats that will take you out to the little islands in the bay. I wondered whether we would get wet accessing the boats. I needn't have had any concerns, they have a wonderful contraption. An elevated...More

1  Thank GillH007_12
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Visited 16 Nov as an alternate to Castro/Dalcahue tour. From the mainland ferry, run was west through Ancud abt 30-40 mins to the western location of Islets of Punihuil. Stunning countryside and river seascapes, think Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand. And on a stunning...More

2  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've seen penguins in various places before, and this isn't the world's best penguin colony, but it's still a lot of fun. The boat operators seem to coordinate with each other and the service is well organized. We were there in late November, and you...More

4  Thank Dave's_reviews
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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