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Chiloe Island Penguin Reserve

Chiloe Island is a land of myths and legends surrounded by an emerald ocean, misty mountains, and hundreds of little piers that host a variety of colored wooden boats. You will enjoy a stunning nature and be able to spot penguins in their natural habitat.

USD $156.00USD $572.00

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Discover the Magnificent Chiloe Island Penguin Reserve

Patagonia is home to a wonderful wildlife and natural beauty. On this day tour, you will be able to enjoy some of Chiloe’s National Reserves and spot dozens of penguins. The boat ride to reach Puñihuil volcanic islands will make you dive into into Patagonia’s pristine nature. Furthermore, you will also get a cultural aspect of the region by discovering the city of Ancud and its traditional houses.


  •  Spot dozens of penguins in Lacuy
  •  Enjoy a boat ride to admire the amazing wildlife
  •  Visit of the lovely local city of Ancud

Tour Information

Duration: 8-10 hours (7 hours for cruise passengers)
Start/End location: Pick up from your hotel or hostel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt
Departure Time: 07:30 am
Availability: All year round


You will leave from your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and travel directly to Chiloe Island. After crossing the Chacao Channel from Pargua to Chacao, you will head toward the Lacuy Peninsula, an islet that is home to hundreds of penguins and sea birds.

On the Bay of Cocotue, you will take a 30 minute boat ride to Islote Puñihuil – a rocky, volcanic cluster of three islands. During the ride, you will get a chance to see Humboldt Penguins, Magellanic Penguins, Otters, Carancas, Cormorants, Ducks, Quetrus Voladores, and other local birds.

On the way back to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas, you will stop for some excellent picture-taking opportunities in Ancud at The Market and the San Antonio Fortress.

What’s Included

  • Professional Local guide
  • Wilderness First Response guide accreditation
  • Entrance to Motorboat excursion “Piñihuil Penguins” National Reserve
  • Ferry crossing ticket round trip to Pargua – Chacao – Pargua
  • VHF Communication radio/mobile phone
  • 1 Mineral water & snack per person
  • Private transportation.

What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Meals
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips
  • Anything else not listed above

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes according to the activity (overlanding & motorboat excursion)
  • Rain jacket or windbreaker jacket
  • Trekking boots or tennis shoes
  • 1 day backpack
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses


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