Day trips & excursions

Magdalena Island boat tour from Punta Arenas

Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore the penguin community at Magdalena, home of the largest penguin colony in Chile
  • Contemplate the local wildlife
  • Navigate through the legendary Strait of Magellan
  • Walk through thousands of Magellanic Penguins
What to expect

Dress warmly and arrive early in the morning at a centrally located meeting point in Punta Arenas where a minivan takes you to the city pier. Located 32 km northeast of Punta Arenas, in the middle of the Strait of Magellan, Magdalena Island is a must for animal lovers, because the island hosts the greatest colony of penguins in the continental region. This island is a protected area since 1982, year in which it was renamed “Los Pinguinos Natural Moment”. It has an interesting ecosystem with more than 60,000 couples of penguins, which come during the summer in order to reproduce as well as other kinds of birds, such as cormorants and Andean seagull.

You will reach the island after a boat ride of about 40 minutes. Once disembarked, you will have about one hour to walk around and take pictures. You may complete the visit by reaching “The Lighthouse” environmental interpretation center where information about the history of the strait and the ecological richness of the islands is provided.

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What's included
  • Shared roundtrip transfer from the local operator office to the pier
  • Boat trip
  • Ticket to Los Pinguinos Natural Monument
  • Tea and coffee service
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children 4-12 years old
  • Free for infants 0-3 years old

This tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off. You have to approach directly to the tour provider's office located at José Nogueira 1255, at 4.00am

What to remember
  • Comfortable, warm clothes, and trekking shoes or boots are recommended
  • You should bring a jacket or sweater, a scarf, a hat, sunglasses, and water
  • The tour is subjected to weather conditions
  • PLEASE NOTE: On peak season (Christmas, holidays, cruise dates, November to March) the departure time of your tour may vary depending on availability, there are three possible departure times, which are 6.30am, 10.00am, and 3.00pm. The regular one is 6.30am, but the tour provider will be letting you know if they have to reschedule your departure time due availability
  • This tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off. You have to approach directly to the departure point located in José Nogueira N. 1255, Punta Arenas
  • Please contact the local operator to provide passport number, expiry date, and country for all participants (mandatory). You will find their contact information on the voucher after booking
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  • From October to March
  • Daily at 6.30am
  • Blackout dates: 25/31 December, 1 January
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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