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Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

3.8 / 5

19 reviews

Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

From US$ 133 per person

Sail through the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands and observe abundant marine life. Marvel at the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, and watch the Patagonian sea lions and other species of marine life on Marta Island.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Cruise to Magdalena and Marta Islands and explore the Strait of Magellan
  • Discover a colony of over 120,000 Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island
  • Admire a colony of over 1000 Patagonian sea lions on Marta Island
  • Have the opportunity to see a rich range of other wildlife, like cormorants, dolphins, and whales
Full description
After check-in at the meeting point, transfer to Laredo Bay port to board speedboats for a 45-minute trip to Magdalena Island. Once there, enjoy 1 hour with a guide to discover the habitat of the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, the second largest Magellanic penguin colony in South America that receives more than 120,000 penguins every year. Next, if the weather conditions are good, continue your journey to Marta Island, which hosts a colony of more than 1000 Patagonian sea lions, as well as copious bird life. Keep an eye out for cormorants, skuas, austral seagulls, Antarctic pigeons, and the occasional elephant seal. If you're lucky, see southern dolphins, piebald dolphins, and sei whales during your trip. The tour includes with return to Laredo Bay port and transfer back to the original meeting point.
  • Navigation to Magdalena Island and Marta Island
  • Coffee service
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee to Penguin Island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Please make your way to the local partner's office at José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please be aware that this tour is subject to weather conditions
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The tour starts at the office of the tour company. From there you will drive by Bus/Van for ca. 30-45 min. Then you get into a small boat. This only serves as a "taxi" to a bigger boat. With the bigger one you will get to the island. There you will have time to walk around and see many penguins. After that, you get back to the bigger boat and travel to an island with sea lions. If you want to take a good picture of them, you will need a good camera as they are quite far away. After that you will get to the smaller boat, then to the Bus/Van and then back. I get sick quite easily on a boat. However, I did not have to take a pill. The drive with the smaller boat is ca. 5 min and the bigger one is totally fine.

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February 13, 2020

Good service, missing information about penguins' habits

February 11, 2020

February 9, 2020

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Product ID: 258812