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Activities in Punta Arenas

Magdalena Island Penguin Tour

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An unforgettable experience!!
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Visit the largest penguin colony in Chile on this trip to Magdalena Island. This eco-sanctuary in the heart of beautiful Patagonia is home to more than 60,000 pairs of these amazing birds. 

Visit the largest penguin colony in Chile on this trip to Magdalena Island. This eco-sanctuary in the heart of beautiful Patagonia is home to more than 60,000 pairs of these amazing birds. 

Magdalena Island Penguin Tour

After meeting up early in the morning, we will head to the docks at Punta Arenas. There we board the boat, and you will enjoy a tasty cup of hot coffee as we drift off into the ocean. Our destination is Magdalena Island, a small island located in the Magellan Strait, some 20 miles to the northeast of Punta Arenas.

Magdalena Island forms part of a protected area known as Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, which is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America. Besides more than 60,000 pairs of penguins, other protected animals also inhabit the Patagonian island, such as Cormorants and Sea Lions.

You will have an hour of your own free time to explore the island at your own pace, admire the breath-taking landscapes, and observe the penguin colony. You will visit the lighthouse and the Environmental Interpretation Center, where you can witness the conservation efforts taking place in Patagonia and the Magellan Strait whilst enjoying the wonderful panoramic view across the island.

We continue our journey to Marta Island, where on the shore you will spot sea lions, cormorants, and flocks of seagulls. If you are lucky, we might even encounter the different species of dolphins that are native to this part of the world.

The trip finishes back at the port in Punta Arenas.

Important information

  • On the day of the tour, you must bring your valid passport with you.
  • The tour is subject to the weather conditions. If this activity is cancelled, we will offer you an alternative.
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Price

Adults Children from 4 to 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 145
US$ 73
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 145
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 73
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).

English speaking guide.

Boat trip.

Entry to The Penguins Natural Monument.

Coffee and biscuits on board.

When to book?

You can book up to 2 days before (Punta Arenas local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 145

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.