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Magdalena Island Penguin Tour By Boat From Punta Arenas

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Explore the Penguin community at the beautiful Magdalena Island, home of the largest penguin colony in Chile in the Strait of Magellan


  • Navigate through the legendary Strait of Magellan
  • Contemplate the local wildlife
  • Walk through thousands of Magellanic Penguins


  • Transfer from Office to Pier
  • Boat Trip
  • Entrance fee to Los Pinguinos Natural Monument
  • Tea and coffee service


  • Transfer from Punta Arenas Hotel to Office
  • Transfer from Office to Hotel in Punta Arenas
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Wear comfortable, warm clothes and trekking shoes or boots
  • Please bring a jacket or sweater, a scarf, hat, sunglasses, and water
  • Passport name, number, expiration date, and country is required at time of booking for all participants (mandatory)
  • Tour is subjected to weather conditions
  • On peak season (Christmas, Holidays, cruise dates) the time for your tour may vary depending on availability. We will contact you after your purchase to confirm pick up time for your tour

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75% of reviewers liked this tour
Apr 01 2018
Great trip--PENGUINS! Take your sea sick meds!
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Hi there,

We are ecstatic to hear that you got your fix of penguins on the Magdalena & Marta tour! We love those cute little birds as well. Sorry to hear about the seasickness, though. We would love to see you again soon!

-The Gray Line Team
Mar 07 2018
Excellent bus line that was on time and comfortable
Dec 28 2017
Lovely guide, nice boat ride, the trip to the penguins was great!
Jan 28 2017
Ужасная организация тура и завышенная стоимость тура при покупке онлайн.
Reply From Gray Line:
Hello Anastasiia,

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us at Gray Line today. While it is good to hear that you enjoyed the tour itself, and saw some penguins in their natural habitat, it's unfortunate to hear that you felt there was a price discrepancy though what you paid, and what the tour was worth. We'll admit that the translation of this text left it open for interpretation, so if you feel the tour was not WORTH what you paid, we do apologize. If you saw the tour ADVERTISED for a cost much lower than this in person, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected], as the price for this tour online is consistent across websites and platforms. 

In response to the wait times before and after the experience--we agree that there is room for improvement here, and we'll touch base with our local team ASAP to ensure that they are making the best logistical choices and using their provided resources properly. We apologize for any inconveniences and/or uncomfortable situations as a result of this. 

The Gray Line Team
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Passengers must be at 06:30 a.m. in the address: Jose Nogueira 1255, to check-in. After doing the check-in at the Solo Expediciones Office, we will begin this fascinating journey.

Located 32 km northeast of Punta Arenas, in the middle of the Strait of Magellan, Magdalena Island is a must for animal lovers, hosting the greatest colony of penguins in the continental region. This island is a protected area since 1982, year in which it was renamed “Los Pinguinos Natural Moment”. It has an interesting ecosystem, with thousands of penguins which come during the summer in order to reproduce and other kinds of birds, such as cormorants and the Andean seagull.

We will reach the Island after a navigation of about 40 min. Once disembarked, you will have about one hour to walk around and take a picture. Visitors may complete the visit by reaching “The Lighthouse” environmental interpretation center where information about the history of the strait and the ecological richness of the islands is provided.

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