Magdalena Island

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Magdalena Island, is one of the sanctuaries of the Magellanic Penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus), which is a species that nests in the Patagonian coasts and Falkland Islands or Malvinas, from September to March or April and in Winter they migrate towards the waters of Uruguay or southeastern Brazil with warmer temperatures.

The birds arrive in September, to prepare yours nests and later to mate. The laying is made in October and consists of two eggs. They have  gestation lasts 42 days, the 2 parents take turns to brood and then go to the sea to feed. The chicks are dark gray and at the age of 3 months, they are practically self sufficient.

Magellanic Penguin, Features

The Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins, between 35 and 45 centimeters in height and 3 Kg of weight approx. The head is black with a white stripe. They have black gray plumage on the back and white on the front, with two black bands between head and torso.

This species can be watched at a close distance at Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony, located about 35 kilometers Northeast of the city of Punta Arenas, in the Strait of Magellan.

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  • 07:00 Reception of the passengers at the Arturo Prat wharf.
  • 07:30  Departure bound for Isla Magdalena in the Straight of Magellan, 35 km. North of Punta Arenas. The excursión begins sailing the waters of the mythical Strait  during 1.5 hours.
  • 09:00  Arrival to the island, where we will walk among hundreds of Magellanic penguins, which also allows us to reach the island’s lighthouse, from where we have a panoramic view of the island and the Strait of Magellan. The time of stay on the island is approximately one hour.
  • 10:00  Return to Punta Arenas.
  • 11:30 Arrival at the wharf and end of the excursion.

INCLUDED:  Guide/ Entry ticket Isla Magdalena

NOT INCLUDED: Food/ Transfer to / from the wharf


  • Children 5 to 12 years old  $37,500
  • Adults $75,000


  • The passengers must arrive on time with their Identity Card and Boarding Pass.
  • Be sure to bring warm clothing.


For Bookings: Contact us to check availability. You can reach us:

  1. By telephone at 56 612 371074 and/ or Whatsapp +56962038339/ +56962895442
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Contact Form via Website
  4. Social Networks (Facebook or Instagram)

Once confirmed availability: Request reservation via email to  [email protected]   sending data such as: names, number of people, nationality, contact number, then make the payment via Webpay Plus through our website or electronic transfer. Once the payment has been received, the reservation will be confirmed.

For groups or direct bookings you can make prepayment of 50% via bank deposit or electronic transfer. Send voucher to  [email protected] . The remaining 50% can be paid up to 24 hours before the tour.

Payment methods: Webpay plus, electronic transfer or bank deposit.

Navigations: These are carried out by external companies, therefore, we accept their comercial policies which we request to be informed before contracting the service. The main feature is that the departures and / or full development of the activity are subject to climatic conditions.

Cancellation policy of this navigation MAGDALENA ISLAND

The service is subject to weather conditions. The routes may be partially or temporarily altered due to mechanical, meteorological, and / or operational problems.

In case the disembarkation on the island is not possible due to weather conditions, 50% of the payment will be refunded

In case of cancellation by the passenger, there will be no refund between 1 to 6 days before the trip. In case of cancellation 7 days before, 100% will be refunded.


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