Shore excursion special for who want enjoy the nature and walking around countryside areas
We'll depart from your Hotel/Pier and travel through to Chiloé Island. Puñihuil National Reserve is located 102 Km (65 miles One Way); South of Puerto Montt with an eastern coast that faces the Gulf of Ancud and "Bay of Cocotue" where is located "Puñihuil Penguins Colony". Ferry crossing the "Chacao channel". We will drive to Ancud and pass through in the direction to the Penguins Colony: The Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) & Magallanes Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus). The rocky landscape of volcanic origin, which makes up the three islands. During our motor boat excursion (45 minutes); we will appreciate other species as: Carancas, Cormorants, Quetrus No Volador, Ducks, Sea Otters and other local birds. We will back to Lunch or Ancud town for a photo stop and return to Puerto Montt pier. Seasonal excursion:From September to March. Early disembark is required for all participants. *This tour is priced for a group of 4, but I can accommodate groups of up to 19 or more Travelers. Ask for your Quote!
I will pick you up at the meeting point according your information provided.
We will drive directly to Pargua. Ferry crossing to Chacao (20 min). We will arrive to Chiloé Island.
We will past throw of Ancud town and we will continue to Quetalmahue fjord. Photos along the way. We will arrive to Puñihil Natural reserve. Information about the place (Local guide) and Motor boat excursion (45 min) and enjoy the nature of Magallanic, Humboldt penguins and other wildlife of the area . Photos and lunch (optional). We will return to town and we will make a short visit to Ancud town, accoding our timetable.
Back to the Ferry and return to the Pier or your Hotel.
End of our Services.
*Seasonal: From September to latest March.
**Sail subject to weather conditions at the area.
***The set sail of the tour is with 10 Travelers. If necessary, we will have to wait a short time. Is not common, but could be happen.
***Seafood Restaurant on the place. Consider 1 hour extra for lunch. Lunch at your own.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pier area or, your Hotel or Tepual airport in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.
End location: Our tour finishes on the Pier or Airport in Puerto Montt.
Your hotel in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.
Duration: 7 hours
Weather conditions may affect the duration of our excursion and not visiting all the places mentioned in the description.
Delay disembarking could be affect the excursion, with the result of not visit the Penguin Colony.
Private transportation from 1 to 4 in fully equipped SUV, CAR or similar with air conditioned.
Private transportation from 4 to 8 in fully equipped Hyundai H-1 Minibus or similar with air conditioned.
Private transportation from 9 to 19 in fully equipped Mercedes Benz Sprinter Minibus or similar with air conditioned.
Groups over 20 travelers, can be arranged.
-Professional Local Private guide (Bilingual).
-Wilderness First Responder accreditation guide.
-VHF radio communication/Mobile phone.
-Entrance to Motorboat excursion "Piñihuil Penguins" National Reserve.
-Mineral water & snack per person.
-Ferry crossing ticket round trip to Pargua - Chacao - Pargua.
GUEST PROVIDES: 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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40000 pesos - 80 USD - Between 50 to 80 dollars per person. This money will be enough for lunch or coffee in Piñihuil beach area (small and local cuisine, specialized in seafood). Extra money if you want to buy souvenirs in Ancud Markets, if we have enough time.
Optional Lunch or Coffee in Piñihuil beach. You will find local restaurant, which offer seafood and fresh fish mainly. Another option will be Ancud town. Option available at additional cost. Consider a 1 hour extra time for lunch or coffee.
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We had an amazing time with Andres. He created a personal itinerary that included all we wanted to see. He was professional, informative, communicative, and fun to be with! We would highly recommend his services and already look forward to our next tour with him.