Magdalena Island & Penguin Reserve by Speedboat

4.5 hours | Punta Arenas | P U Q - 6 5 0
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Points of Interest

  • Magellanic Penguins at Magdalena Island or Otway
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Cross the Strait of Magellan to Isla Magdalena and Isla Marta. Together, these islands form the Los Pinguinos National Monument, which protects more than 120,000 penguins as well as a small colony of sea lions. The islands form an interesting ecosystem - Marta Island is home to more than 1,000 sea lions, along with cormorants, skuas, the Austral seagull, Antarctic pigeon and sea elephants. You can't step ashore on Marta due to local regulations, so you will circumnavigate the island to admire and photograph both the colony and the diversity of marine birds that live there. On Magdalena Island, you will go ashore and interact with one of the major colonies of Magellan penguins - more than 150,000 birds - spending an hour walking among colony.

Special Notes:

Seasonal migration, which is somewhat unpredictable, can affect the operation of this tour in March and April. Participants should be able to walk up to a mile on uneven surfaces and be able to easily get on and off the speedboat. The cruise may be rough and bumpy depending on weather conditions.

Please wear hiking shoes and bring a hat and raincoat.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer from ship to small boat harbor

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Board speedboat for safety briefing

Time at site:
00:15

Cruise to Magdalena Island

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Visit Magdalena Island penguin colony

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
1640
Restroom available:
No

Cruise to and circumnavigation of Marta Island

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Return cruise to Punta Arenas

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Transfer back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:35
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No