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.
- 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.
When making the reservation, you can choose if you want to be collected from your hotel in Punta Arenas or if you prefer to make your own way to the meeting point. If you choose the option without hotel pick up then you must be at the meeting point at 1255 calle Jose Nogueira, at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 11 years old||Children under 4 years old|
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Tour without hotel pick up
Children from 4 to 11 years oldUS$ 100
Children under 4 years oldFree
Tour with hotel pick up
Children from 4 to 11 years oldUS$ 128
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).
English speaking guide.
Entry to The Penguins Natural Monument.
Coffee and biscuits on board.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Punta Arenas local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
1255 calle Jose Nogueira