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Isla Damas

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La Serena, Chile
+56 51 221 8970
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Isla Damas and Punta Choros from La Serena
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“sea otters” (14 reviews)
“small boat” (6 reviews)
“boat tour” (7 reviews)
La Serena, Chile
+56 51 221 8970

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This natural reserve host a large amount of sea birds, sea otters, sea lions and the famous Humboldt Penguin. Small boot take you from Punta Choros to the islands Choros and Damas; in the latter you will be landed for one hours. The tour of...More

Thank Maxx_Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit apprehensive, as I am not a great boat trip person. But we were slightly out of season and this made the water slightly bumpy. BUT that said it was only the return to harbour, about 15 mins and quite bearable. Brilliant wildlife, beaches, flora...More

Thank LUCY S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went there hitchhiking with my girlfriend and were very lucky as we didn’t wait at all on both ways. The place is lovely, well looked after and not too touristic. If you want to have a chance to get on the only available tour...More

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The trip to Isla Damas and the Humbold Penguin National Park is a must if you love the sea and its creatures: you will see sea otters, penguins, dolphins, whales and many other beautiful species. Landscapes are beautiful.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

If you've arrived in La Serena and haven't booked a tour of Islas Damas - don't worry, we didn't either. There is a bus stop next to the Japanese gardens by the side of the motorway (headed north). If you arrive at 8.45am then the...More

1  Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove ourselves to punta de choros and on the way saw a guanaco! From there it's easy to buy a ticket for the boat. You'll also need to buy entry to the national park. The boat tour was beautiful, saw lots of penguins and...More

1  Thank Jemma W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We used Ecoturismolaserena as our tour guide. They pick you up where you are staying and drop you back off. We were picked up late because they go from place to place to pick people up and of course some are late. The guide spoke...More

Thank mgysgtusmc1
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It was my second visit to the reserve, and I once again saw dolphins, even some baby ones, lots of birds and penguins. We got to see and walk the whole isla damas, which was closed last time we were there. Nice trip, despite getting...More

Thank Cristian G
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We just left there. Awesome time!! Saw penguins, dolphins, sea lions, otters, and tons of birds. Had a nice boat guide but he only spoke Spanish, so lots of it went over our heads. Not sure if they do English tours. We just drove ourselves...More

Thank MaddyNie
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you love animals this is your day tour! It begins with a 90 minute car ride from La Serena. The ride is a little winding and bumpy throughout the Quebrada de Choros, though you can sight foxes, donkeys, guanacos, and horses. Once in Punta...More

1  Thank Fernanda A
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Pedro Elio C
15 February 2017|
Response from Cristian G | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Que delicado. Yo creo que si, ojo al bajarse y al subirse a la lancha porque el vaivén es harto. El mar es tranquilo. Con mucho cuidado, yo lo haría
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Pedro Elio C
15 February 2017|
Response from Abarlocci | Reviewed this property |
Mire, yo no lo haría. Usted verá que para subirse a los barcos, hay que tener cuidado, porque se tiene que superar el borde del mismo y no siempre es fácil, he visto adultos en dificultad. Me imagino que es peor con bebé en... More
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Ximena M
7 February 2015|
Response from MauPaiva | Reviewed this property |
I understand it's opened the whole year but there are seasons you may see Wales, dolphins, etc Also, weather is very important... We went in March and it was cold. Luck of us we took some coats in the trunk. Another hint... More