Magdalena & Marta Island Package Excursion


Magdalena & Marta Island Package Excursion


Marvel at thousands of playful penguins in their natural habitat on a morning tour of Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas. Cruise past stunning seaside scenery as you venture to a picturesque and protected nature reserve to observe the incredible creatures and embark on a hike to a legendary lighthouse. Weather permitting, sail to the shores of Isla Marta to witness sea lions and elephant seals splashing in the sea.

Highlights:

– Magdalena Island penguin tour by powerboat from Punta Arenas.

– Travel across the Strait of Magellan in a powerboat which only takes 45 minutes!.

– Observe legions of Magellanic penguins along the shore.

– Learn about the penguins’ habitat and breeding cycles at a lighthouse exhibit with your guide.

– Cruise by Isla Marta to see more wildlife, depending on weather.

– Snack, entrance fees and transport from city meeting point to pier included.

– Pickup from your cruise port.

– Guide who speaks native English.

 


 What You Can Expect


Marvel at the Magellanic penguins on the island! After pickup from your cruise port, 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 your cruise port where your tour will finish.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


Before booking you must send an e-mail at [email protected] because there are only 16 seats available per day!

This tour is the only tour that can be cancelled on the same day due to weather and starting time can also be changed due to the same reason. Only if the maritime authority allows us to sail we will sail.

100% refund if the tour is cancelled due to weather, that includes if your cruise cannot stop at the port. Refer to our cancellation policy for more information.

Select one of the following prices for your tour.(Prices per person)

Tour Name
Tour Detail
Price
Buy Tour
$188 USD p/p
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If you only book this tour with us. Includes visit to at least one island which is the penguin island. If weather allows we will visit the sea lion island.

$ 188
$146 USD p/p
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If you book in at least two of GV Tours excursions in any city! Includes visit to at least one island which is the penguin island. If weather allows we will visit the sea lion island.

$ 146
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