“Accessible only with a guide, this short hike is exclusively to view Magellanic and Gentoo penguins.”
— John Maurizi
You can not access this area on your own.
The island is only accessible through Pira Tours
. The group size is no larger than 20 people and the trail is set to view Magellanic and Gentoo Penguin rookery.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Need to Know
You cannot touch the penguins and do not put a camera or GoPro in their face.
This is an excellent opportunity to see penguins up close. While there is a set trail the guide takes you on, the penguins roam all around and can get rather close. Make sure your camera is charged up because there are a lot of photo opportunities. I did this tour in 2012 and it cost $100. Now in 2018 the price is $165. Because of the limited number of people permitted on the island and only one tour company allowed to offer tours, chances on another increase are high.