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Humboldt Penguin & Damas Island

Flexible cancellation policy

Get to know the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and Damas Island with this tour that begins in La Serena, which includes navigation and walk.


Price per person:
CLP$ 50.000 per person.
Time:
6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Duration:
11 hours.
Included:
Pickup at the hotel, shared transport, bilingual guide (Spanish and English), lunch, humboldt Penguin National Reserve entry ticket, navigation tickets and drop off at the hotel.
What to bring:
Comfortable shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, comfortable clothing, digital camera with battery and memory space, windbreaker and binoculars.
Restrictions:
Swimming is not allowed in damas island.
Weather :
Subject to weather conditions.
Confirmation policy:
The departure will be confirmed once we gather a minimum of 6 passengers.
Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
48 hours.

Join us through one the most important natural attractions in the region with this Humboldt Penguin National Reserve & Damas Island, which will allow us to know this bird –that inhabits the Pacific Ocean coasts– and traverse the island tracks, appreciating the flora and fauna of the place.

Itinerary:

  • Hotel pick up at 6:00 am to go to Punta de Choros.
  • From this point we will sail towards the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.
  • We will navigate through two islands: Choros Island and Damas Island.
  • In Choros Island we will see the sea fauna, with sea otters, diving petrels, and Humboldt penguins, at a distance of 30 to 80 m, depending on the sea conditions.
  • After sailing around this island, we will go to the Damas Island, where we will disembark for 1 hour.
  • The island has a white sand beach, crystal clear waters and tracks to go over and see the flora and fauna of the place.
  • Back in the continent, we will have lunch in a typical food restaurant.
  • After that, we will visit an olive tree plantation, where we will be able to try olives and olive oil.
  • On our way back to La Serena, we will see the semi-desert flora and fauna before reaching the city at 5:00 pm.

*It is important to notice that the number of penguins and other animals in the area may vary due to different nature factors not manageable when making the tour.


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