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The Penguin Burrows Of Otway

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The Penguin Burrows Of Otway

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Journey out of town to see the caves where the Magellan Penguins have their nests!

Punta Arenas, founded in 1848 at the shores of the Magellan Strait, is definitely a town with "European" character. Penguin colonies and immense farms, as well as a usually cold and windy climate will be experienced here on the southernmost continental town of South America. Over flights to Antarctica also depart from this city.

Depart from the cruise ship pier and travel about 50 miles northwest, following a road that crosses a huge sheep farm before bordering Otway Bay. Here, you will be offered a magnificent view of the almost permanently snow-covered Pinto Range's mountains and Riesco Island.

Continue to skirt Otway Bay until you reach the caves where the funny Magellan Penguins (Sphenicus Magallanicus) have their nests. Flights of wild geese and many rheas may be seen on the way as part of the Chilean Patagonia's rich fauna.

To get close to the penguin caves, you must be able to walk at least one mile each way over an uneven path. You will have to cross one bridge with wooden steps and a handrail on one side.

• Please note that air-conditioned vehicles cannot be guaranteed.

• The path to the penguins is not suitable for wheelchairs.
• This tour is available from November through March 31st, and is subject to the road conditions.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 4 hours If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.
  • 01:00 PM, duration: 4 hours If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.


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