excursion to Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve from Punta Arenas
From USD: 149

Penguin Tour in Magdalena Island by Boat from Punta Arenas

Discover the amazing magellan penguins in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas

Why choose this excursion?

  • Meet the amazing penguins
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers in/out from your hotel in Punta Arenas

Penguin Tour in Magdalena Island by Boat from Punta Arenas

Enjoy the penguins in Magdalena Island

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.


Sail on a comfortable catamaran to Magdalena Island, where you will encounter the astonishing colony of Magellanic penguins and the lighthouse that bears the island’s name, in the heart of the Strait of Magellan. Begin this unparalleled adventure with check-in at 842 Avenida Colon, then board a fast catamaran for an hour and 30 minutes journey to Magdalena Island, one of the largest Magellanic penguin colonies in South America. At the site, we may also spot Black-browed Albatrosses, Skuas, Dolphin Gulls, Cormorants, and Kelp Gulls in the surrounding skies. After walking for 1 hour, the return journey to Punta Arenas begins, where you will have the opportunity, if luck is on our side, to spot Southern Dolphins, Commerson’s Dolphins, and Sei Whales. Undoubtedly an unmatched journey.


The excursion to Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Strait of Magellan’s natural wonders. Setting off from Punta Arenas, travelers embark on a leisurely catamaran cruise across the historic strait, soaking in panoramic views along the way. Upon arrival at Magdalena Island, visitors are greeted by the mesmerizing sight of a vast colony of Magellanic penguins, bustling amidst the island’s rugged terrain. Exploring the island reveals not only the charming antics of these iconic birds but also the intriguing history of the island’s historic lighthouse, offering sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscapes. As travelers wander the island’s trails, they may also be treated to sightings of other seabirds and marine mammals, adding to the allure of the experience. After a memorable encounter with nature’s wonders, the return journey to Punta Arenas offers the chance to spot Southern Dolphins, Commerson’s Dolphins, and Sei Whales, completing an unforgettable excursion immersed in the untamed beauty of Patagonia.

Type: Navigation, Traditional
Duration: AM or PM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: From OCT 1 to MARCH 31
Starting Time: 7 am or 1 pm
Finishing Time: 11.30 am or 4.30 pm
Pick Up: Meeting Point
Drop Off: Meeting Point
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • English speaking guides
  • Navigation in Cathamaran to Magdalena Island
  • Entrance fee to Monumento Natural los Pinguinos (Conaf)
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Transfers in/out from hotels in Punta Arenas (can be added in the booking process)


There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy


No, the tour only runs from OCT 15 to MARCH 31, during penguin season

The tour takes 4.5 hours

No, meals are not included.

From USD: 149

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