• Tour code: 3452PRTPUQOTT
  • Location: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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After your cruise ship docks at the picturesque port of Punta Arenas, set out to explore the Otway Sound Penguin Colony on a 3.5-hour shore excursion. Stroll around the protected preserve and encounter hundreds of penguins as they return to the shore; observe the behavior of these incredible creatures and gain fascinating insight into their physiology with a knowledgeable guide. Relax during a timely return journey back to port, arriving well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.


  • 3.5-hour Punta Arenas shore excursion of Otway Sound Penguin Colony
  • Stroll approximately one mile around the penguin sanctuary
  • Watch Magellan penguins return from fishing expeditions in the sea
  • Observe the penguins as they preen or care for their young
  • Learn about the colony and the birds’ behavior from your local guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Otway Sound Penguin Colony Tour

Punta Arenas Shore Excursion

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.

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