Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe

4.5
#2 of 17 in Wildlife in Isla Chiloe
A visit to Chile's largest island would not be complete without observing hundreds of penguins in their natural habitat at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. The two species of penguin here, Magellanic and Humboldt, migrate to the island in spring for breeding. You'll need to access the colony by boat, as the penguins reside on an island that acts as a reserve. Numerous operators organize motorboat tours here--many including a traditional lunch and other packages. Put Chiloe Island Penguin Colony on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Isla Chiloe trip planner .
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  • This three small islands off this small cove on Chiloe's northwestern coast is the only known shared breeding site for the rare Humboldt Penguin and the not so rare Magellanic Penguin. Never have my w...  more »
  • It was a very nice half day tour with very friendly staff! At first I was worried we would enter too much in their natural habitat and disturb them but as there weren't many boats around (on purpose, ...  more »
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