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Half-Day Adventure to Penguin Colony in Magdalena Island

By Gray Line Chile
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Highlights

  • Trip to see penguins at Los Pinguinos Natural Moment

  • Navigating through the legendary Strait of Magellan

  • Free time to explore & learn about the local wildlife

  • Walking through area with thousands of Magellanic Penguins

  • Live commentary, admission & boat ride to the island

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Magdalena Island

  • What's included

    Boat ride

  • What's included

    Admission to Los Pinguinos Natural Monument

  • What's included

    Snack

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Transportation to and from meeting point

Know Before You Book

  • After booking, please provide the names of all passengers along with their passport number, nationality, date of birth, and address in Chile.

  • Transportation to and from meeting point is not included, you have to approach directly to the meeting point

  • On peak season (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 6:30/10:00/15:00hrs, the regular one is 6:30 BUT we will be letting you know if we have to reschedule the departure time

What you can expect

Visit Magdalena Island to see thousands of Magellanic Penguins. Dress warmly and meet at a centrally located point in Punta Arenas where a minivan takes you to the pier.

Located 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Punta Arenas in the middle of the Strait of Magellan, Magdalena Island is a must for animal lovers. The island, a protected area since 1982, was renamed Los Pinguinos Natural Moment. It has an interesting ecosystem, home to more than 120,000 couples of penguins which come during the summer to reproduce and other birds such as cormorants and Andean seagulls.

Reach the island, hosting the greatest colony of penguins in the region, after about a 40-minute ride. Once you disembark from the boat, you have about an hour to walk around and take pictures. You may complete the visit by reaching The Lighthouse, an environmental interpretation center, to learn about the history of the strait and the ecological richness of the islands.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Isla Magdalena

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Solo Expediciones
  • 1255 José Nogueira
  • Punta Arenas Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena
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