Punta Arenas Penguins

Santa Magdalena

Navigation to See Magellan Penguins (from Punta Arenas)

Activity Penguins Santa Magdalena Punta Arenas
Activity Penguins Santa Magdalena Punta Arenas

Operated between 01 of October to 15 of April.

Subject to local weather conditions


Note: We offer this activity to be built into your main itinerary and not as a standalone.

What We Offer

WE OFFER: a half-day excursion to see the Magellan penguins on Santa Magdalena Island, which is in the middle of the Magellan Stretch. Check-in is required in the centre of Punta Arenas at 06:30hrs. This excursion should be planned into the rest of your itinerary either as a morning activity with previous night in Punta Arenas before going on to Torres del Paine or Ushuaia, or after visiting Torres del Paine or Ushuaia. 


Trip Duration: 4.30 hrs.
Check in at 06:30hr San José Nogueira 1255, Punta Arenas


After check-in you will board a bus for the 30min road transfer to the embarkation jetty at Laredo Bay. Here you will board a covered zodiac boat for a 45min sea trip to Magdalena Island, whereupon you will disembark and be able to walk a path around the island for about 1hr, either side of which are nesting penguins. This colony, consisting of around 150,000 Magellan penguins, is the largest in South America.

After visiting Santa Magdalena you will embark onto the boat once again and be taken a short distance to another island called Isla Marta, which is the natural habitat for sea lions, sea elephants, imperial cormorants and southern seagulls. This is a sight viewed from the boat.

During the navigation there is also, sometimes, Austral Dolphins that can be seen jumping out of the water.

What's Included

Transportation from Punta Arenas to Laredo Bay.
Return boat trip from Ladero Bay to Magdalena and Marta Islands.

Please Send Us Your Enquiry

For the best service please supply us with as much information as you can. For example, where you want to go, what you want to do, what you want to experience and how much money you want to spend (or do not want to spend!).  How many people, what type of beds (matrimonial, twin, single etc.)


In the event that you are a VIP in any of the fields such as celebrity and/or political and/or business, and you need “special attention”. For example, privacy and/or security for your trip please use an alias in the enquiry but mention that you are VIP and one of the directors will handle your request and keep your real name and details confidential.


Ask us to handle ALL of your South America, or Chile trip and we WILL include some items for free or at special lower-than-public rates. How much we can offer you depends on how much we can arrange and book for you. REQUEST@EXPERIENCECHILE.ORG

Remember, our specialty is to create a travel itinerary custom-built to your needs.

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