Chilean Patagonia is home to the second largest species of penguin in the world - the King Penguin. A stunning trip across the Straights of Magellan with amazing views of the Patagonian landscape offers the chance to see the area's other famous animals. Guanaco, Peale’s dolphins and the South American Sea Lion. The goal in this visit to Parque Pinguino Rey is to see these majestic King Penguin in a protected conservation area, a place their colony has been returning to for many years.
Take the morning ferry journey fork approximately two hours across the Straits of Magellan to the island of Tierra del Fuego. Have the chance to see marine mammals such as the Peale’s Dolphin and South American Sea Lion or keep on eye on the sky for Albatross, Dolphin Gulls, South American Terns.
When you arrive the town of Porvenir meet your local guide for a briefing and some refreshments in a cozy local hosteria before heading out to see the King Penguin colony. On the approximately two hour drive along the coast of Bahia Inutil (Useless Bay) look for sightings of Guanaco, the Southern Grey Fox and even Flamingos, until we reach the Parque Pinguino Rey. This private reserve serves to protect the rare species of the King Penguin, which archaeological discoveries of penguin bones in the area prove that this colony has been coming here for over 6,000 years! This small group trip will observe the penguins from an appropriate distance as it is critical that the penguins’ natural habitat is maintained.
After lunch, return to Punta Arenas by a shorter, 20 minute ferry ride.
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.