Explore our excursions and we will organize a custom trip! Magdalena Island, also known as Isla Magdalena, is a small island in the Strait of Magellan, Chile. Wenn Sie in einem anderen Land oder in einer anderen Region leben, wählen Sie über das Drop-down-Menü bitte die Tripadvisor-Website in der entsprechenden Sprache aus. Seems very hit or miss with this depending on weather. The boat leaves Tres Puentes at 16:00. Excursion to Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony: Navigation and walking in the island. The cost of landing upon the island is $5 USD ($3.000 CLP). You will… Start in Santiago and end in Buenos Aires! https://www.apatagonia.com/en/half-day-tours/penguins-on-magdalena-island I have heard and seen some reviews even videos of extremely choppy waters on this ride. Ask us a question Operator's Itinerary . It’s only 2 hours from Punta Arenas, the largest city in the Magellanes Region of Chile. I wasn't quite convinced I would see penguins until we were about 15 minutes away from Magdalena Island. Explore all the ways to get outside ••• Browse. Recommendations: Warm clothes or thermal and waterproof wear, gloves, cap with earflaps, comfortable trekking shoes or boots (not sandals at all), personal backpack with bags inside for keeping items dry, sunglasses with UV protection, a supply of sun cream of suitable factor for your skin. Located in Magdalena Marta Islands is one of the best places for sighting penguins in Chile as it is home of one of the largest Magellanic Penguin colony in Patagonia. See Tour Book Now. Not included: Pick up from hotel to the office. Only Magdalena island is open for visitors. US$192.31 per adult. Sind Sie an anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten interessiert, die Sie sofort buchen können? Diese Version unserer Website wendet sich an Deutschsprachige Reisende in Deutschland. More info. Cascada Expediciones is a locally owned tour operator specializing in soft-adventure tours and bespoke trips with an eco-friendly focus. In the morning, fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and then transfer to your hotel. I am planning on taking a boating tour via Patagonia Adventure to Magdalena island. discover Add to adventure. In November there are only 3 boats a week, at 4 pm, so I think you should book in advance. Magdalena Island is home of the largest penguin colony in Patagonia. With its rookery of around 120,000 penguins, this tiny island in the middle of the Strait of Magellan is a significant breeding ground for the species and was declared a national monument in 1982. 2 reviews. How to describe Isla Magdalena? As someone who is prone to motion sickness I am pretty concerned about doing this trip. Quick View. For more than 20 years we have been dedicated to adventure tourism in Puerto Natales, Chile. I am planning on taking a boating tour via Patagonia Adventure to Magdalena island. Settle in a little and then launch straight into the adventure with an afternoon exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park. We will start our oceanic adventure by heading north towards Magdalena Island where we’ll start to spot different types of marine life such as austral dolphins and whales. The penguins that live on this island have been luring in tourists for some time now. If you are travelling from a cruiser ship we can arrange a special schedule : contact us ! Location: Magdalena and Marta islands, Magellan strait, Punta Arenas. Outdoor Activities . Answer 1 of 6: In the month of November, would anyone have an idea how popular the penguin tour from Punta Arenas is- would you need to buy a ticket in advance, or could you purchase it the day of? Magdalena Island A popular spot on many Austral adventure cruises , this island allows you to get up close to the penguins before arriving in Ushuaia , the southernmost city in the world. From there passengers are transferred to the shipping point located in “Sector Laredo”, 15 miles north of the city. Südamerika Chile Magallanes Region Punta Arenas Sehenswürdigkeiten und Aktivitäten in Punta Arenas We went on Isla magdalena penguin trip with comapa. I have heard and seen some reviews even videos of extremely choppy waters on this ride. US$128.00 per adult. Por razones de protección a la vida silvestre, sólo se desembarca en la Isla Magdalena 1 hora, circunnavegándose la isla Marta. This area hosts a great diversity of marine life, including dolphins, sea elephants, and a wide variety of marine birds. We are from here and we would love to give you the best experience in our beautiful land. TOURS & TREKKING. . 28 reviews. Located in the Strait of Magellan, Isla Magdalena (or Magdalena Island in English) is the main part of the Penguins Natural Monument and sits on the Chilean side of Patagonia, on the boundaries of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Located about two and a half hours northeast of Punta Arenas by boat, Isla Magdalena features a well-marked trail that visitors can take to follow the path of the penguin colonies. Day 1: Fly to Ushuaia and visit Tierra del Fuego. Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta. Patagonia Penguin Adventure - 10 - $ 4,270. Playing with Penguins in Patagonia: A Visit to Isla Magdalena. We are a local travel agency and tour operator in Puerto Natales, Patagonia. Over 120,000 Magellanic penguins flock to this island and visitors can view them by following a trekking trail around the island. During the navigation it is possible to sight Austral Dolphins and Overas Toninas (kind of dolphins). WELCOME to Patagonia. Season: From October 1st until March 31st, Presentation time: 07:00 am at office in the centre of Punta Arenas. Seems very hit or miss with this depending on weather. Located in the most southern part of Chilean Patagonia, Isla Magdalena is a one stop shop for penguin viewing. Stellen Sie anderen Reisenden und Managern von Sehenswürdigkeiten Ihre wichtigsten Fragen. 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Ask us a question Send me details. Observations: If 100% of the tour is not made, as a result of adverse weather conditions, there will be a refund for the part of the service that was not possible. We operate throughout Chile, including Patagonia, the Atacama Desert, and Easter Island, as well as into Argentina and Bolivia. Included: Transfer (from office in the centre to the pier), navigation (speedboat), entrance, guide, coffee and biscuits. In the past the island was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers, hence the seaside red and white striped lighthouse which still guides today's ships through the Magellan Straits. Visiting In November there are only 3 boats a week, at 4 pm, so I think you should book in advance. It is only accessible by small boat or Zodiac excursion from larger cruise ships. Thank you :) This excursion is often cancelled if the conditions aren't quite right as the winds in Patagonia are fierce and unpredictable. Quick View. Appreciate any input. But, against all odds, we were picked up from our hotel at 6:45 AM to head to the Solo Expediciones office. However in Magdalena Island it is possible to disembark for about one hour, to walk and to interact with the colony. Durante la navegación, dependiendo de la suerte, es posible avistar Delfines Australes y Toninas Overas. Magdalena Island and Panoramic City Tour Interact with the largest colony of Magellanic Penguins in the region on Magdalena Isla (isla Magdalena) and the sea lions on Marta Island on the Strait of Magellan. In 1976, it was declared of historical importance due to its strategic location and function to the shipping trade lines. I emailed the company and they said sometimes it is pretty bumpy. MAGDALENA ISLAND PENGUIN COLONY The adventure of a speedboat trip to observe magellanic penguins and sea lions colonies. This adventure is not for everyone but certainly provides an amazing out of this world experience far from the maddening crowd. More info. Fort Bulnes It is a historical reconstruction, which revives the place where the firs... discover Add to adventure. This maritime route was the original navigable link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans which precedes the Panama canal. The boat trip is 2 hrs each way. This excursion departure is from our office every day, depending on weather conditions. Multi-day adventures—no planning needed. Nestled in the world-famed but untamed Patagonia region of Chile’s rugged south, this nine-mile property provides the only access and the only developable embarkation point for adventures into Isla Magdalena National Park, an island the size of the main island of Hawaii with 790-square-miles or 2,025-square-kilometers of untouched temperate jungle. ÚLTIMA ESPERANZA Puerto Natales. La Isla Magdalena permite interactuar con una de las mayores colonias de Pingüinos Magallánicos, superando las 150.000 aves. Cost is CLP 40,000 which is much cheaper than what we were quotes by other agencies. To protect wild life, Marta Island is only circumnavigated to admire and photograph the Colony and the diversity of marine birds that live there. Both islands form an interesting ecosystem, making an obligatory visit for any visitor, whereas Marta Island lodges more than 1000 Sea lions, Cormorants, Skuas, Austral seagull, Antartic pigeon and Sea elephants. There is comfortable seating inside with large glass windows. 209-B Ladrilleros Street, Puerto Natales, Magallanes-Chile. Itinerary: Passengers must do check in at office at 6:30 am (time to be confirmed). Zeigen Sie der Welt Ihr Erlebnis so, wie Sie es sehen. DAY 2, Isla Magdalena to Puerto Natales After breakfast, we’ll take a 2-hour ferry journey to Isla Magdalena, Chilean Patagonia’s most important Magellanic penguin colony. mehr. Patagonia Adventure includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more. The Magdalena Island allows us to interact with one of the majors colonies of Magellan Penguins, going beyond the 150,000 birds. Here we’ll also have a great view of the islands of Tierra del Fuego, such as Contramaestre and Isabel. We saw 1 whale and many dolphins. Imagine that movie ‘March of the Penguins’, but instead of the remote and hostile shores of Antarctica it’s a chilled out two-hour cruise up the Strait of Magellan from the port town of Punta Arenas. With the Adventure tour Patagonia Adventure, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Santiago, Chile and 5 other destinations in Latin America. You are in the Argentine Patagonia forum, and Isla Magdalena is in Chile. In 1982, Isla Magdalena became a declared national monument, Monumento Natural Los Pingüinos. There is a small coffee shop inside. 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