CHILOE ISLAND TOUR: ANCUD, CAULIN & PUÑIHUIL PENGUINS COLONIES – FULL DAY
From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Charming, City Tour, Classic, Ecofriendly, Family-friendly, GROUP DEPARTURES, Historical, Local People, Mid-range, Mountain, Museum, Navigation, Penguin, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Trendy, Urban, Water Sports, Wild Life
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
We begin the tour in our way to Pargua, south of Puerto Varas city; here we will
aboard a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel, this channel separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the navigation we see sea wolves, pelicans and sea birds endemic in this area.
The ferry berths at Chacao pier, here we see the houses that are built with Alerce
wood, and the Churches that are National Heritage Site, then continue along a
coast route and we are going to visit Caulín beach, a place very famous for the oysters an a rich marine fauna.
Later we will go to Puñihuil beach; there we get a boat, that will take us to a small
island where we find the magallanes Penguin and Humboldt Penguin, this is the
place where this two species make their nests, an during generations they have
coexisted together, making this islands the only place in the world where this
The tour guide will explain to us the way of life of these birds, the surroundings
and the abundance of food that makes possible that these islands become a wild
paradise. It’s important to say that Puñihuil was declared National Heritage for its
Later we continue our trip to Ancud city, where we can see the San Antonio Fort;
this historic place is located in the highest part of the city, built at the latest part of
XVIII Century and is part of one of the last Spanish fortications in our country, the
Local Churches Heritage Foundation, the Mains Square, and the Central Market,
this one offers many gastronomic and crafts options of the island.
Recommendations: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunblock, sunglasses and if it rains a water resistant jacket.
Duration: 10 hours.
-Regular tour departs everyday, from November to March.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel;
- English Speaking guide.
- Entrance fee to the museum;
- Ticket for the Penguin Sightseeing sailing;