Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island
- Duration: 5 hours
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The tour starts at the office of the tour company. From there you will drive by Bus/Van for ca. 30-45 min. Then you get into a small boat. This only serves as a "taxi" to a bigger boat. With the bigger one you will get to the island. There you will have time to walk around and see many penguins. After that, you get back to the bigger boat and travel to an island with sea lions. If you want to take a good picture of them, you will need a good camera as they are quite far away. After that you will get to the smaller boat, then to the Bus/Van and then back. I get sick quite easily on a boat. However, I did not have to take a pill. The drive with the smaller boat is ca. 5 min and the bigger one is totally fine.
It should be noted that on the Marta island you do not go down but you sail around and it is not said that you can go there, it depends on the sea conditions. As for the Magdalena island, walking among the penguins is undoubtedly 1 experience to do!
Was a catamaran and a larger group The day before, the tour was canceled and this was not communicated. If you get seasick you should take something against it beforehand. 50% vomited on board
A bit of waiting at the beginning of the tour for the registration of the other participants, but the walk on the island (1 hour) is certainly worthwhile. Very kind and prepared staff.
Good service, missing information about penguins' habits