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Otway Sound & Penguin Reserve

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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

As of February 2017, it is closed due to low number of penguins. Unfortunately, there is no info about that on junction with Ruta 9, so we had to drive all the way gravel road (that's a lot of fun, actually) just to see the...More

2  Thank boskijan
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We drove to the site and it was not open. It is unfortunate because it was quite a long drive. It was a Sunday and perhaps it was closed? There were no hours listed on the gate, just a sign that said it was closed....More

1  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I really wanted to go see the penguins at Punta Arenas, and since the boats weren't going to Isla Magdalena due to strong winds, I thought I'd go and visit the Seno Otway population. Unfortunately, it is low season right now, and the reserve is...More

3  Thank Fryke K
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Well worth a trip to this penguin reserve especially if you have kids, they will see millions, and I mean millions of penguins in their natural habitat from babies to adults

Thank Martin C
Reviewed March 2, 2016

We planned to visit either the large penguin colony on Magdelenas island or the King Penguins in the bay on Tierra del Fuego, but both required boat trips and were pretty expensive and on the days we were in Punta Areans when we could go...More

Thank OrebudJD
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm driving back from this hideous place when they only care about your money and feeling an exasperate need to share on tripadvisor. We paid 8500, drove for 2 hours to see 10 penguins 100 meters away. What a waist of time and money!!!!! Please,...More

Thank Hingrid U
Reviewed February 7, 2016

If you want to spend almost 5 hours to spend 15 minutes watching 15 penguins from a distance of about 15 yards do this trip! But you will probably see more penguins much closer for much longer in any zoo in the world! Our trip...More

Thank Debdiana
Reviewed January 29, 2016

We had a day tour called 'Penguins and Condors', and I assumed we'd be c. half a day with both. However, the penguin colony appears to change its opening times and on the day we went didn't open until 4.30pm. We spent about an hour...More

Thank sophia27
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Had a free afternoon in Punta Arenas so decided to book a tour to see the penguins at Seno Otway. I may have been unlucky that day because there were about 10 penguins far on the beach and could only see their upper half as...More

Thank WanderlustValery
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Otway Sound is only accessible via land. You can drive here yourself or book through a tourist office. We were told we would only see a handful of the Magellanic penguins but I was also very interested in experiencing the Seno Otway. It was amazingly...More

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Response from drbeabea | Reviewed this property |
Usually penguins are more active in the morning and late in the afternoon. Go early.
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