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Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from our meeting point in Punta Arenas, ride in your comfortable minivan to the picturesque pier; climb aboard an awaiting powerboat and speed over the sea to the Strait of Magellan. Observe the water for the protruding fins of wild dolphins then arrive at the small and serene Magdalena Island.

    Also known as Los Pinguinos Natural Park, the protected reserve has been a breeding site of Magellanic penguins since 1982. Gasp as you lay eyes on thousands of penguins crowding the shore, squawking and frolicking happily in their natural habitat.

    Disembark and follow your guide down a cordoned-off trail that meanders around the island; delight in the curious nature of the penguins, which are sure to cross your path as you stroll. Observe hundreds of penguin burrows and gain fascinating insight into the mating habits and behavior of the birds; keep an eye out for swooping cormorants and Andean seagulls during the hike.

    Ascend to the island’s highest elevation and enter the historical lighthouse, home to interesting exhibits regarding the rich ecosystem of the enclave. Refresh and revitalize with warming coffee and sweet biscuits before boarding your boat for the shore back to the mainland. Capture fabulous photographs of sea lions and elephant seals lounging on the shores before returning to Punta Arenas main square Plaza Muñoz Gamero where your tour will finish.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point at local office
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM at the meeting point located in Jose Nogueira #1255, Punta Arenas.
    For passengers arriving by cruises, you can book this service and we will schedule your trip to a special departure time at 10:30 AM. Remember to let us know that you're coming on a cruise for modifiying your presentation time in Jose Nogueira #1255, Punta Arenas.
    Return Details
    Concludes in Punta Arenas at the main office of the local provider, located in Jose Nogueira #1255, Punta Arenas
    • Boat tour
    • Professional guide
    • Transfer from the meeting point to the pier
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Solo Expediciones
    • Entry/Admission - Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Airport pickup and drop-off
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable, warm clothes and trekking shoes or boots
    • Please bring a jacket or sweater, a scarf, hat, sunglasses and water
    • Important: Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Seasonal product operating October to March
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: On peak season (Christmas, Holidays, Cruise dates, November to March) the departure time of your tour may vary depending on availability, there are three possible departure times, which are 6:30/10:00/15:00hrs, the regular one is 6:30am BUT we will be letting you know if we have to reschedule your departure time due availability.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We booked the Trip „Penquis&strait of Magellan“ for 4:30 hrs on 27.03.2019 by „Solo Expediciones“ in Punta Arenas. The trip to Island Magdalena&Marta started at 14:30 by good weather condition. We travelled about 40 min and near to Isla Magdalena the Trip was suspended - we
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    This company provided a very well organized and fun experience. Loved the guide, drivers and the boat workers. Not too many people and pretty good respect for the penguins. Not sure how they’ll be able to make it in the long run with climate change and the nearby oil drilling,
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    had a great visit bought tickets locally instead of the cruise ship price. after leaving the island the captain went to find some whales. well worth it
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    My wife and I were on a 22 day cruise of South America from Santiago to Antarctica and on to the Falkland Islands and ending up in Buenos Aries in December and January. One of our stops was Punta Arenas and while there we had an excursion to Magdalena Island by boat and time
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    Magdalena Island Penguin is a fantastic place and you are guaranteed to see penguins. Unfortunately, upon return to the shore there was only one bus (instead of two that brought us to the shore). Consequently, about 30 of us were told we had to wait 30 min for the bus to return.
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