- Price per person:
- CLP$ 59.000 per person.
- 7:00 am to 8:30 pm and 7:30 am to 8:30 pm.
- 13 hours and a half.
- Pickup at the hotel (urban area), shared transport, bilingual guide (Spanish and English) and entry ticket to the museum.
- Not included:
- Lunch, entry ticket to park (CLP$ 12.000) nor travel insurance with health-care coverage.
- What to bring:
- Warm clothing.
- Weather :
- Subject to weather conditions.
- Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
- 48 hours.
- Until September 15, 2019: CLP$ 59,000 per person.
- From September 16, 2019: CLP$ 65,000 per person.
Hotel pickup early in the morning to go towards the terminal in Tres Puentes and take the ferry to Tierra del Fuego Island, sailing by the Magellan Strait for 2 hours and 15 minutes until we arrive at Chilota Bay. From this last point, we will be heading to Porvenir, where we will have time for lunch and visit the Fernando Cordero Ruesque Museum (not included).
We will follow our way by land, boarding the Inútil Bay for 110 km until reaching the Pingüino Rey Park. There, we will stay for 1 hour to see these birds from a 50 meters (164 ft.) distance. Then, we will go to Primera Angostura to board the ferry again and make a 20 minutes navigation by the Magellan Strait, and begin our return to Punta Arenas, passing by the Estancia San Gregorio, which facilities are from 1878 and today are abandoned. When we arrive in Punta Arenas, we will leave you in your accommodation.
*The crossing to Tierra del Fuego could be done through Primera Angostura instead of Tres Puentes, without previous notice, due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure. In these cases, there is no refund because of the change, we will not pass by Porvenir and the duration of the tour could be extended about 3 hours.
*The ending time of this activity might be modified, reason why our recommendation is not to buy tickets for leaving Punta Arenas until three hours after the returning time or travel the next day after the end of the tour.
- In what period of the year the tour is made?
The tour is made during the whole year, because the king penguins are there, in Tierra del Fuego, all year round.
- Which time of the year is it possible to see a bigger number of penguins?
It is possible to see penguins during the whole year in Bahía Inútil. Nevertheless, the number of adult specimens varies according to the time of the year and reproductive status of the species. That is to say that from March to September the colony decreases due to the guard of nestlings and the longer travels looking for food of the reproductive parents.
- How far can I see the penguins during the visit to the Pingüino Rey Park?
You can see the penguins from the tracks of the park, to a 50 meters (164 ft.) distance, approximately.
- Why the tours are not made on Mondays?
The tour is not made on Mondays because the vessel in which we cross from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego just operates from Tuesday to Sunday.
- Which kind of vessels are used for the navigations?
The crossing from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego is made in the Pathagon ferry, a vessel with capacity for 380 people. Meanwhile, the Primera Angostura crossing is made in the Patagonia or Fueguino ferry, vessels with 250 or 184 people, respectively.
Is there a place where I can buy lunch during the tour?
You can buy lunch in Porvenir or Cerro Sobrero, what will be defined the same day of the tour, considering the place where we cross to Tierra del Fuego. For this, remember that a lunch costs around CLP$ 7,000 per person and it has to be paid in cash.
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