These medium-sized penguins are always "strapped in" and ready for action!
Our Expert Says… "The noisiest (and some would say grumpiest) of the brushtail penguins, Chinstraps specialize in breeding in places with large ocean swells that batter the beaches - they aren't put off by being pounded on the way to shore. They like to climb up and away from the beach to nest on windswept ridges."
Chinstrap penguins are one of the most easily recognized of the penguin species, thanks to their unique marking - a band of black that passes under their bill like the chin strap of a helmet! They are also sometimes known as bearded or ringed penguins.
Pictures of Chinstrap Penguin
Highlights where the Chinstrap Penguin can be seen
Arrival at Port Stanley
Baily Head on Deception Island
Port Charcot, Booth Island
Georges Point, Rongé Island
Half Moon Island
South Shetland Islands
King George Island
Northeast beach of Ardley Island
Our trips to spot the Chinstrap Penguin