Damas or Chañaral island: Whales & Humboldt Penguin Reserve

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You will explore and navigate one of the ancient, richest and most diverse coastal areas in Chile for seeing sea fauna, whales, penguins and islands of mythical formation with beaches of great beauty.


  • Outstanding historical coastal landscapes very rich in stories and geographies
  • Comfortable transport, specialized guides and very unique seafood and drinks
  • Two hours navigation from picturesques fishermen coves to islands and beaches
  • Very diverse flora and fauna from Green North Coquimbo coast and Atacama desert
  • Beautiful beaches and islands with cactus, penguins, whales and sea birds


You will discover one of the places with major diversity of sea fauna in the South Pacific coast: 'the frontiers of Coquimbo´s Green North region and the beginnings of the driest desert in the world: the Atacama.' We will travel through attractive landscapes and settlements of ancient shepherds, miners, farmers and brave descendants of indigenous fishermens and pirates, until reaching the coast of the most experienced and long-standing artisanal fishermen, divers and seaweed collectors in Chile: Los Changos 'blood drinkers' culture, Choros and Camanchacas. We will navigate the borders of the islands: Seagulls, Choros and Damas to appreciate its beautiful beaches with mythological geomorphology of stone gods and outstanding diversity of plants and cactus beside its attractive fauna of seabirds, sea otters, sea lions, penguins, whales and dolphins. You will discover islands of great beauty with a fascinating past that gave life to the first and last indigenous fishing rafts made with sealion skin.


The excursion included pick up and drop off transfer to the accomodation before and after the tour, air condition transport, bilingual and specialized guide, national park (marine reserve) ticket, boat navigation and lunch menu (different starter, main course, dessert options) with drink (wine glass, water or soft drink)

Important Information

  • This tour needs optimal climatic conditions and depends of the wind, the sea tides and waves. Two days before the tour we are checking and informing to the passengers the weather conditions.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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