Dock at the Sandy Point of Punta Arenas and greet your knowledgeable guide at the port. Climb aboard a comfortable awaiting minivan and begin the scenic 40-mile (65-km) journey to the Penguin Sanctuary of Otway Sound (Pinguinera de Seno Otway). Arrive at the access point and stroll across a wooden walkway, admiring the scenic surroundings as you stroll.
As one of the country’s prime penguin breeding grounds, the island is an ideal place to observe the beautiful birds in their natural habitat. If visiting in October, see the penguins entering and exiting their burrows to lay eggs containing tiny chicks. Between January and February, the island is swarming with adorable penguin chicks covered in a fine dusting of grey feathers.
Follow your guide to a prime viewing point on the beach and watch the birds waddle across the shore on their return from the sea. Listen as interesting information is provided regarding their behavior and breeding habits.
Ascend to the summit of a lookout tower and gaze at the unique creatures below; delight in the antics of the penguins as they fish and feed their young. Return to your awaiting transport when the tour concludes, and arrive at the port well in advance of your cruise ship departure.