PUNTA ARENAS SHORE EXCURSIONS
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SHORE EXCURSIONS IN PUNTA ARENAS
Shore Excursions in South America specially designed for Cruise Passengers
1.-Otway Sound Penguin Colony with stop at Punta Arenas downtown (4-5Hrs)
Leaving out from Punta Arenas, head north on Brunswick Peninsula along the Strait of Magellan. Take a detour to Otway Sound, a beautiful landscape of plains, bays and fjords. Next, proceed to the Pecket Mine, an important open-pit mineral deposit in the region’s gigantic coal mantles. Finally arrive at the penguinera, the nesting ground, of the Magellan penguin (Spheniscus magallanicus). Thousands of birds, which are called “jackass penguins” due to the donkey-like braying sounds they make, they come ashore in the spring to breed and lay eggs here. Before returning to the ship a 30 min stop at the city main square is scheduled for shopping and picture taking.