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Isla Magdalena: Tours & Tickets

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Jose Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas, Chile
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All reviews magellanic penguins boat ride small penguins bring your camera early morning start mating season great trip unique experience early march their natural habitat end of the season zoom lens well worth the trip hour walk cruise line solo expediciones national monument
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The penguins are lovely but everyone that lands on the island go on the exact same path. So just choose a stable boat because the sea can be strong there. We were happy with Fiordos del Sur. The catamarã is brand new!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank PaolaSoneghet
Reviewed 10 September 2019

This is an easier way to see many penguins that going further south. As usual, they ignore you so it is easy to watch them do their own thing. In the Antarctic touring season, this Island is not snow covered and easily accessible by a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JackoSydney
Reviewed 28 August 2019

You get an hour to walk the island with your boat mates and it is well worth the early morning start time. The penguins walking across the path right in front of you can't help but make you smile. The young ones are adorable. Do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank levinfried
Reviewed 29 July 2019

We had a couple of days wait to fly to Antarctica due to inclement weather so we opted for seeing the penguins at Magdalena island. Took the ferry out to the island, great hiking area with loads of penguins and their young burrowed into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveling69Family
Reviewed 3 July 2019

A must-see island home to thousands of Magellanic penguins. Perfect for people of all ages, especially families. Be sure to bring your camera.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MikeinRaleigh
Reviewed 24 June 2019

Amazing place to kill some time with happy feets. The penguins roam around freely, homo sapiens within a roped walk way. But they wander around and some get up and personal(good photo op). And can they peck :P Tips: 1.Save $$ and book direct with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank SK_Kris14
Reviewed 5 May 2019

After a one hour boat ride we arrived at the island, removed our life jackets and were directed to a marked pathway with directions to follow it up to the lighthouse and not to step off the path or attempt to touch the penguins. Then...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 29 April 2019

We had good weather ( so lucky ) and could watch birds and pinguins during more than an hour , what a sensation

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank otcteam
Reviewed 29 April 2019

We took a boat ride from Solo Expediciones to Magdalena Island to see the Magellan Penguin colony. Unfortunately their office messed up the timing of our group tour with 73 people on 2 boats so we only got to spend 30-45 minutes on the island....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bill N
Reviewed 21 April 2019

I took a tour out to the island to see the penguins. It was a little late in the season, so there were maybe a hundred of them scattered across the island. Nice walk up to the light house took about 45 minutes. If you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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29 May 2019|
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Response from rap2737 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others....any of the local tour office in town will drive you to the dock and book you on one of the several Passenger ferries for the rip out to, and back from, the Island All the prices are pretty much... More
5 November 2018|
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Response from Tajusa16 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Katherine We were on a cruise and it was one of the excursions we did. Sorry i could not be more helpful.
14 October 2018|
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Response from George K | Reviewed this property |
When I took the tour, I went to the company’s office in town. There bus went directly to where the boat left for the island. Perhaps some companies start at the port. Or perhaps the cruise company can arrange. If all else... More