Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Chiloe

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#2 of 16 in Wildlife in Isla Chiloe
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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 Ancud trip planner.
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  • We drove from Castro up to Ancud, then west to Punihuil. It wasn't very busy so we easily parked on the hard sand. The boats didn't look very appealing so we just walked to the far end of the beach....  more »
  • No need to arrange a tour in advance, simply drive to Punihuil and there are multiple people that will take you out to see the penguin colonies. Note that google maps is a little misleading as it...  more »
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