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Mocha Island

Introduction

Endemics of Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest and Mocha Island.


Mocha Island is home to the breeding endemic Pink-footed Shearwater, but the waters off the island are also noted as the home to a famous 19th century sperm whale, Mocha Dick. American explorer and author Jeremiah N. Reynolds published an account, "Mocha Dick: Or The White Whale of the Pacific: A Leaf from a Manuscript Journal" in May, 1839 in The Knickerbocker magazine in New York. Mocha Dick was the inspiration for the fictional whale Moby Dick in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.


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Tour highlights


  • Price: US$ per person. Including: English-speaking Ornithologist and Birding Guide, lodging, all meals, national flights, private transportation and entrance fees to national parks.


    Meet and depart: Santiago or Concepcion.


    Dates: From November to March.



Endemics of Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest and Mocha Island - 6 days / 5 nights