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Isla Damas

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La Serena, Chile
+56 51 221 8970
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Isla Damas and Punta Choros from La Serena
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“sea otters” (15 reviews)
“small boat” (7 reviews)
“boat tour” (8 reviews)
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La Serena, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cool little nature reserve island. I like how they done't fence off the just hatched birds and trust people not to interfere with them. The rangers were great and one gave us our own little run-down in English which was really...More

Thank ArrianeNC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you book a boat tour (easily done at the ticket office in Punta de Choros, right where the buses drop you off if you take a colectivo from La Serena), stopping here will likely be included. You'll get only 45 minutes to an hour...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

You can't go wrong if you have the slightest interest in nature and animals. The views when going out on a small boat are breathtaking and you get close to some animals. As it is a reserve you're only allowed limited time there. But that's...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must if you are in the area ... or anywhere close to the proximity of being in the area. In early January we saw whales, penguins, sea otters, countless other birds and absolutely incredible scenery. I’d guess the wildlife is uncertain but...More

Thank Buttzyue
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. The microclimate, the flora and fauna are spectacular. The trip is 10 min from Punta de choros and it’s worthwhile 100%. Getting to the place from the highway (Ruta5) takes appr. 40’.

Thank Guylevp
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This natural reserve host a large amount of sea birds, sea otters, sea lions and the famous Humboldt Penguin. Small boot take you from Punta Choros to the islands Choros and Damas; in the latter you will be landed for one hours. The tour of...More

Thank Maxx_Germany
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Bit apprehensive, as I am not a great boat trip person. But we were slightly out of season and this made the water slightly bumpy. BUT that said it was only the return to harbour, about 15 mins and quite bearable. Brilliant wildlife, beaches, flora...More

Thank LUCY S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went there hitchhiking with my girlfriend and were very lucky as we didn’t wait at all on both ways. The place is lovely, well looked after and not too touristic. If you want to have a chance to get on the only available tour...More

Thank Olivier C
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The trip to Isla Damas and the Humbold Penguin National Park is a must if you love the sea and its creatures: you will see sea otters, penguins, dolphins, whales and many other beautiful species. Landscapes are beautiful.

Thank ochassot
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

If you've arrived in La Serena and haven't booked a tour of Islas Damas - don't worry, we didn't either. There is a bus stop next to the Japanese gardens by the side of the motorway (headed north). If you arrive at 8.45am then the...More

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Response from Cristian G | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Que delicado. Yo creo que si, ojo al bajarse y al subirse a la lancha porque el vaivén es harto. El mar es tranquilo. Con mucho cuidado, yo lo haría
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Response from ABarlocci | Reviewed this property |
Mire, yo no lo haría. Usted verá que para subirse a los barcos, hay que tener cuidado, porque se tiene que superar el borde del mismo y no siempre es fácil, he visto adultos en dificultad. Me imagino que es peor con bebé en... More
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Response from MauPaiva | Reviewed this property |
I understand it's opened the whole year but there are seasons you may see Wales, dolphins, etc Also, weather is very important... We went in March and it was cold. Luck of us we took some coats in the trunk. Another hint... More
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