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Penguin Watch

Country: Chile
City: Punta Arenas
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

Package Itinerary

The trip starts in the city of Punta Arenas at your hotel. We’re driven to the main office where we meet our boating companions coming from different points of the city then we drive out of Punta Arenas to the small Laredo Dock where our zodiac boat awaits.
After we board the zodiac, the captain talks to us about safety procedures, the weather and the itinerary. We start our bi-oceanic adventure heading north towards Magdalena Island. We’ll start to see different types of marine life hopefully including austral dolphins and whales swimming on the surface. We’ll also have a great views of Tierra del Fuego, Contramaestre island and Isabel island. When we arrive at Isla Magdalena we witness the incredible scene of more than 150,000 penguins on this small island. We're free to wander around and observe the penguins in their natural habit.
We board the zodiac again and continue our journey to Marta Island. The ecological environment of this island is so fragile that we don't disembark but get close enough to its shores to see a beautiful colony of sea lions and other species. We circle the island admiring the marine fauna, then head south back to Punta Arenas past the same stunning scenery which welcomed us en route. Once we arrive at Laredo Dock we’re driven back to our hotel in Punta Arenas.
High Season: Oct 15, 2013 to Apr 15, 2014
Valid through March 2014
Regular Departures
N.B. This excursion is only available starting from Punta Arenas in addition to one of the Patagonia programs
Departures every day from October 15th to April 15th.
7:00 am departure, arriving back approx 11:30 am (weather permitting)
N.B. Please note that the excursion might be cancelled because of weather conditions and safety considerations.
Private Group Departures
We can do it, especially for big groups.
Starting / Finishing Points
Regular Departures
The trip starts at your hotel in Punta Arenas and finishes at this same point.
All ground transfers indicated in the itinerary
One expert English/Spanish speaking guide
Zodiac boat ride indicated in the itinerary
Snack on board
Magdalena Island Natural Sanctuary park fee
Transfer from / to Punta Arena’s Airport or other points out of the city
Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
Insurance (it’s mandatory to purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
Items of personal nature
Min 2 People
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