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Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas - with unbiased reviews

Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas

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José Nogueira 1255
José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, ChileYour incredible experience will begin directly at the meeting point, located in Jose Nogueira #1255, Punta Arenas, at the office of the local provider. Remember that you have to be at 06:30am at the meeting point.
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    Isla Magdalena
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Arrive at the small and rocky Magdalena Island, also called Los Pinguinos Natural Monument, a protected nature reserve and park since 1982, and a breeding site for Magellanic penguins. Even before the boat docks, you’ll see thousands of penguins crowding the shores and hear their squawking. During the summer, approximately 120,000 penguins occupy the island. Disembark and spend about an hour here with your guide, keeping to the designated trail roped off for visitors. These curious birds, about 2 feet (61 cm) tall, will cross your path and may approach you, but you'll be instructed not to touch or feed them. On either side of the trail, see hundreds of burrows in the ground, about a foot (30 cm) in diameter, each populated by a pair of penguins. Watch penguins pop in and out of the holes, where eggs are laid, and others excavate new burrows by flinging aside heaps of dirt with their webbed feet. Your guide may point out cormorants and Andean seagulls on the island as well. Reach the highest point on the island and enter a lighthouse, which houses exhibits explaining the penguins’ habitat and breeding cycles, the history of the strait and the rich ecosystems of nearby islands.
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José Nogueira 1255
José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, ChileYour incredible experience will begin directly at the meeting point, located in Jose Nogueira #1255, Punta Arenas, at the office of the local provider. Remember that you have to be at 06:30am at the meeting point.
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Departure Point
José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Boat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer from the meeting point to the pier
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Magdalena
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Marta
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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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By: Gray Line Chile
StuartBaum
Chicago, Illinois
1512
Great way to see a glacier … tour guide needs to be more attentive
I guess tripadvisor last my last review… Great way to get up-close-and-personal to a glacier! The boat (Grey
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Chris Columbus
152
A great day out with the penguins
Bought our tickets on the dock, cheaper than cruise ship. Well equipped vessel with WC, bar for alcohol or coffee.
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John D
Fredericksburg, Texas
20
John dodds
Valentine was excellent and very informative and fun . She took a lot of time to me helpful telling us lots of
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TFredWells
London, United Kingdom
14198
Highlight of Punta Arenas
Well-organized trip with a literal boatload of strangers through beautiful Patagonian fjords. My daughter and I
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George K
1616
Full-Day Tour of Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales
This was a comprehensive visit to the park and we were blessed with excellent weather that permitted a great view
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Ondrej Neff
Zvole, Czech Republic
41
Definitely worth a visit, but you must be there before dawn.
We visited El Taito in early January. The sun appeared above the mountain peaks at 7.30. That's why we arrived at
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Bushboy66
London, United Kingdom
7566
Booking process is dishonest!!
Very unprofessional company and a nightmare to deal with. Booking link via Viator delivers a full confirmation and
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TFredWells
London, United Kingdom
14198
Masses of Magallenas
A half-day trip starting at 6:30am and ending at 11:30am to Magdalena Island, home to hundreds of Magallena
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JPatti1
7724
Penguins and more!
Such a fun trip to see penguins in their natural habitat, with currently 10,000 breeding couples here with one or
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Worldtraveller5862
Calgary, Canada
217
Penguins Plus
Fantastic trip. Lots of penguins (babies and adult) up close. Also seals and dolphins. Fun facts with guide and
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