- Price per person:
- CLP$ 63.000 per person.
- 6:30 am to 12:00 pm.
- 5 hours and a half.
- Shared transport, navigation, bilingual guide (Spanish and English), snack and entry ticket to park.
- Meeting Point:
- José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas.
- What to bring:
- Warm clothing.
- Weather :
- Subject to weather conditions.
- Cancellation Policy :
- 48 hours.
This half-day tour starts at 07:00 hrs. in downtown Punta Arenas, where we will transfer to the pier, where we will take the boat that take us to Marta Island and Magdalena Island. First, we will sail around Marta Island, where we will see from a distance a colony of 2,000 sea lions, and then we will disembark on Magdalena Island, where we will be for one hour.
Once there, we will walk along a path 800 meters long, up to an old lighthouse, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Strait of Magellan. Throughout this walk, we will see around us more than 200,000 Magellanic penguins. The tour ends at Punta Arenas at 12:15 hrs.
- In what period of the year the navigation is made?
The Magellan penguins are migratory birds and are in the island from the beginning of October to the beginning of April, period in which the navigation is made.
- Which time of the year is it possible to see a bigger number of penguins?
The larger number of penguins is seen in December and January, months in which the colony is formed by about 170,000 specimens.
- How far can I see the penguins during the walking in the Magdalena Island?
The penguin colony in the island is big. As this is a small island, it is possible to see penguins with a less than a meter distance during the walking. It is common that the penguins enter to the track while you are walking. However, it is strictly forbidden touching the birds.
- What type of boat is used for the navigation?
The navigation is made in Zodiac boats. We have three boats of different sizes, with capacity for 20, 36 and 67 passengers, respectively. The boat used for a particular tour will depend on how big is the group.
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