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Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

1. Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

After check-in at the meeting point, transfer to Laredo Bay port to board speedboats for a 45-minute trip to Magdalena Island. Once there, enjoy 1 hour with a guide to discover the habitat of the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, the second largest Magellanic penguin colony in South America that receives more than 120,000 penguins every year. Next, if the weather conditions are good, continue your journey to Marta Island, which hosts a colony of more than 1000 Patagonian sea lions, as well as copious bird life. Keep an eye out for cormorants, skuas, austral seagulls, Antarctic pigeons, and the occasional elephant seal. If you're lucky, see southern dolphins, piebald dolphins, and sei whales during your trip. The tour includes with return to Laredo Bay port and transfer back to the original meeting point.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 42 reviews

An amazing experience! We were very fortunate to be able to go today as the wind really picked up when we were on the island and unfortunately that meant we didn’t get to go and see the sea lions but this was fine as the water became seriously hair raising. Seems crazy people give this tour bad reviews if it gets cancelled because of the weather as they are really putting your safety first and our tour operated right at the cusp of being able to go. You would not want to go there in bad weather! So definitely book this tour, but consider booking at the start of your trip incase it needs to get moved! Tour guide was great too!

This is a very good tour. The crew is very nice, and knowledgeable about the marine life. It is worthwhile. We saw many cute penguins up close. The only improvement is that we waited for more than an hour at check in during early morning time. Since we have paid, all we got is to check our names. The check in process needs improvement.

A beautiful trip with an incredible guide who was very attentive at all times, even on the way back in very bad weather he helped us a lot.

Enjoyed learning about the penguins and seeing the 2 week old chicks

The guide was knowledgeable and gave helpful information