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Isla Damas

#2 of 59 things to do in La Serena Features Animals
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” (12 reviews)
“small boat” (6 reviews)
“boat tour” (7 reviews)
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La Serena, Chile
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

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

1  Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove ourselves to punta de choros and on the way saw a guanaco! From there it's easy to buy a ticket for the boat. You'll also need to buy entry to the national park. The boat tour was beautiful, saw lots of penguins and...More

1  Thank Jemma W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We used Ecoturismolaserena as our tour guide. They pick you up where you are staying and drop you back off. We were picked up late because they go from place to place to pick people up and of course some are late. The guide spoke...More

Thank mgysgtusmc1
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It was my second visit to the reserve, and I once again saw dolphins, even some baby ones, lots of birds and penguins. We got to see and walk the whole isla damas, which was closed last time we were there. Nice trip, despite getting...More

Thank Cristian G
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We just left there. Awesome time!! Saw penguins, dolphins, sea lions, otters, and tons of birds. Had a nice boat guide but he only spoke Spanish, so lots of it went over our heads. Not sure if they do English tours. We just drove ourselves...More

Thank MaddyNie
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you love animals this is your day tour! It begins with a 90 minute car ride from La Serena. The ride is a little winding and bumpy throughout the Quebrada de Choros, though you can sight foxes, donkeys, guanacos, and horses. Once in Punta...More

1  Thank Fernanda A
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a tour through our hotel. A bit pricey but so worth it! A van picked us up and several others along the way. It's a long drive to the boat dock but Hector, our driver, made it very entertaining. He stopped to show...More

Thank Pyow
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Isla Damas is a place located in the region of Coquimbo in Chile, and is at 2 hours of La Serena, it is also part of the Humboldt Penguin National Park. To get to the island you have to sail in a boat from Punta...More

2  Thank Paula Ignacia c... M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came here excited to see the penguins, but were thrilled we also got to see many dolphins and sea lions. Fun even on a cold and overcast day. It is possible to visit without a tour if you take the bus. They say to...More

2  Thank kivory11
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This trip was something i havent done before in my life so it was exciting to me. People said if you did something similar before, you wouldnt find this amusing. Anyway, the tour bus came slightly later than they said they would but it was...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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