Natural Reserve Magellan Penguin Colony "OTWAY SOUND""
Visit and know the wonderful world
of the Magellan Penguin,
only 34 miles from Punta Arenas.using Punta Prat route.
information from your travel agency or directly from us,
phone: +56-61-2614650 - +56-61-2614651
ith this project in operation, within a three year period, environment, research and management conditions will be created to effectively preserve the penguin colony of 2.500 couples, with an approximate total of 10.000 individuals, that every year come from September to March to Otway Sound. Special relevance is given in this project to the restoration of the present condition of walk paths that had been operating for about 10 years.
The facilities to be built have been designed and located so as not to affect the penguin colony, during their construction or operation, and they will enable us to offer the visitor a quality product, safety and confort while protecting the environment.
- Quality Service to Visitors
- Ecology and Conservation
- Studies and Promotion
- Population study and monitoring
- Fauna jeepers training
- Restoration of deteriorated environment
- Promotion and information
Recreating the human spirit at the sight of one of the most amazing and perfect phenomena of nature.
Granting the Magellan Penguin and the local biotic community the environmental conditions to ensure the population welfare and normal development.
Contributing to the knowledge, conservation and promotion of flora and fauna species by means of implementing Technical Programs:
NATURAL PENGUINS RESERVE
It is particularly interesting to observe the colony as a whole, the penguins going to the sea and back, the location and distribution of their nests (burrows), the routes they follow in their walks to the beach, which make you think of the patterns determining the colony size, shape, etc.
The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil where they are occasionally seen as far north as Rio de Janeiro. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African, the Humboldt and the Galápagos penguins. The Magellanic penguin was named after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who spotted the birds in 1520.
Rates & schedules
from: Opening date and time to be confirmed
CHILDRENS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD FREE...