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Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta
3.5

Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta

By Solo Expediciones
from
$128.00
per adult
from
$128.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-85, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish
Features animals


  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Magdalena


Departure details
  • José Nogueira 1255, 6201110 Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 162979P2

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta?
Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta price starts from $128.00. Discover and book Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta on Tripadvisor
What is the Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta cancellation policy?
Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta?
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How much time do I need for Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 162979P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    José Nogueira 1255
    José Nogueira 1255, 6201110 Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
    See address & details
  • 1
    Isla Magdalena
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Early in the morning we started with this unique adventure, after Check-in in our office, we headed towards Laredo Bay located 25 km north of the city, by transfer to board speedboats and navigate the Strait of Magellan, Legendary Strait of Whales Sei, Toninas Overas and Southern Dolphins, after 45 minutes arrive at Isla Magdalena, where we will disembark 1 hour along with our guide to know the natural habitat of the Magellanic Penguins. We continue Our journey to Isla Marta to see Sea Wolves, Imperial Cormorants and hundreds of Southern Gulls. Then return to the pier and Punta Arenas.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

ChillSimon
ChillSimon
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Great whole day an a Catamarán with whale watching, seals, glaciers and waterfalls in the fjords.
Okey let’s be honest, the tour is not cheap, it’s actually quite expensive! But if you like to see many things and
MichelleN838
MichelleN838
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Awful front desk customer service
Our whale watching tour was cancelled last minute. We understand the weather in Patagonia is unstable, but wind g
tainoguy
tainoguy
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Great one of a kind experience
Very well run operation and a great experience. Although pricey, I would recommend this one of a kind tour. Take wa
yy21
yy21
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Avoid this company if your schedule is tight
They canceled my 10 am tour WITHOUT notice. (When I visited the office, I was told about the cancelation). I contac
FabFjord
FabFjord
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Inaccurate availability listed everywhere
The available dates are inaccurate! For a few months the tour company kept our registration form only to tell us no
LynneGarner
LynneGarner
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Trip cancelled with no notice to make other arrangements.
We booked this trip back in August 2022, it was to be the highlight of my SA trip. We were on a cruise so had a set
793constanzas
793constanzas
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Incredible tour with the best tour guide Nerea!
An incredible tour. Very good service from the shuttle to the pier, the driver was very friendly. The catamaran ver
tbtst2
tbtst2
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too close!
The tour guide, drivers and park rangers at the island were all very nice and professional, and communicated well a
Megafluffmaster
Megafluffmaster
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I think its excellent for families but boring for adventurers.
Good for people who want to see more in a short period of time. Make sure you have binoculars and/or large zoom.
Vachuno
Vachuno
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I have never seen such a nice place. I would stay there a day just watching Penguins.
Isla Magdalena was excelent and Isla Marta is good opportunity. I recommend this trip to everybody. We had a very w
U7358HVmelg
U7358HVmelg
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Not worth it
I am not sure if the whole tour is worth it. The ride to the penguin park is very dangerous. On the way back the se
Nicholas N
Nicholas N
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What a trip - highly recommended
We were lucky with the weather and the sightings (we saw at least 8 different whales). It is important to highlig
robertvalerie
robertvalerie
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we saw some whales very close by, worth the detour
we had a good day we saw some whales, penguins were really far and sea lions as well we were not many on the boat a
WhirldTraveler
WhirldTraveler
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Penguin tour cut short
They provide the transport to the port near the airport and they have good boats. You take a tender to a larger boa
totoro737547
totoro737547
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Penguins
Lovely trip to Marta Island and Isla Magdalena with a covered boat. Very friendly and helpful guide, lovely captain
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Alx C
New Orleans, LA9 contributions
Mar 2023
we (I estimate around 50-60 people) were summoned for 6:30 AM, but nothing happened until around 7:00, when we were told that the trip to pengiuns was cancelled by the naval authorities due to the weather conditions

as alternative we were offered, for the same price and time (i.e. until 12:00) an excursion to see condors (and other Patagonian wild animals, at least according to the announcements on the walls), and we and other 20+ people made the mistake of wasting our money on it

first we waited for another half an hour for a bus (even though they had this trip as a back-up, the bus they prepared was too small for the poor souls who believed in them, so another one needed to be fetched), then we drove for about 2 hours (a good part of which on dirt roads), got some miserable coffee and access to one of the dirtiest and stinkiest toilets I have ever seen, and went to see the condors

there they offered us binoculars, and the driver and local guide asked a tourist to translate into English the few words they had to say (the excursion should have an English speaking guide, by the way), and then we went to a place near a hill to see the condors

the condors are majestic birds, but, even with binoculars, they looked rather like flies, and there were only 1-2, maybe 3 in the air, and after staying there for 10 minutes or so we were asked to leave (when the condors suddenly decided to fly, all 7 of them!)

so, pay for this trip only if you have money to waste, because a correct price would have been maybe USD $30 per person, not USD $105 they charged

of course, they need to survive somehow when the weather doesn't play along, but nobody forces them to live here, after all Chile has lots of different places with a nicer climate where one can make an honest living without ripping off tourists

and there is also the issue of the starting time: who doesn't love to wake up at 5:30 during vacation in order to be at 6:30 sharp at the agency, only to learn around 7:00 that the excursion to the penguins has been cancelled? the agency has our phone numbers, they could have informed us by whatsapp about the weather conditions, and, moreover, if they get the info only around 7:00, then call us there at 7:00, because we are on vacation!
Written March 22, 2023
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Victoria
Lake Geneva, WI2 contributions
Absolutely amazing! Very professional and a great experience. The penguins were so active. I loved that the tour started early and ended early. Left us plenty of time to enjoy the penguins, yet no lose the whole day.
Written March 17, 2023
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Julia W
1 contribution
Great trip all around! Starting at their location in Punta Arenas, followed by a 30 min drive to a pier where we went on board of their boat taking us to Isla Magdalena during sunrise. We had one hour on the island which was just right to take plenty of pictures and walk the trail. They have guards which are taking care that nobody get's too close to the penguins. But they are really trusting and have their caves right next to the trail. Afterwards, we visited an island with lots of sea lions. We came close enough with the boat to see them and didn't enter the island. Overall, the trip was very enjoyable and it was great to see the penguins!
Beware that the wind is relentless on the island and it's quite cold. We were happy to have our rain gear protecting us from the wind!
Written March 14, 2023
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applecat79
Columbus, OH138 contributions
Overall we really enjoyed the trip to see the penguins. One hour on the island was plenty of time to see the penguins. To avoid any issues I recommend booking directly with Solo Expediciones. I messed up my reservation date and they allowed me to change it for the next day. They also offer the best price. The check-in process could be better but just be prepared to wait in line in the morning. It’s worth it.
Written March 12, 2023
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Kaarina pearce
Manchester4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Seeing the penguins in there natural environment was a wonderful experience. The guide was very informative 👌
Written February 21, 2023
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Henny0410
Mission, Canada127 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Booked and paid fir our excursion starting at 1.30 pm. The guide cancelled without a valid reason and wanted to reschedule at a time our cruise ship was not even in town. We got our money back but were very disappointed.
Written February 13, 2023
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Rona L
6 contributions
Feb 2023
Great views of penguins and guide was very helpful. Trip was a good length and the boat crossing was good.
Written February 13, 2023
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Taichoocha
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We loved seeing the penguins. It was just way too expensive. The company must make a fortune. But we still had a memorable time.
Written February 10, 2023
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Dora C
10 contributions
Dec 2022
The trip itself was great. I was thrilled to see the penquins and I have no complaint. My issue is that I booked a trip via Swoop Patagonia, and I was charged $255 instead of the price of $103 online. It was by accident I found out how much Swoop was charging me (in general their pricing is not transparent anyways! )When I inquired. Solo Expedition said that it was for someone picking me up /dropping me off the hotel (4 blocks to the outfit) and it was early in the morning. How can they justify charging $150 for a 5 minute ride (RT to hotel )when the penquin trip itself costs $103. I find the outfit unethical and price gouging. I am disappointed that Swoop did not negotiate well with the vendor and did not warn me of a choice of booking it myself and saving $150.
Written February 1, 2023
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Dina N
1 contribution
Great experience. Penguins were so amazing. Be aware the boat ride is kinda rough so if you get seasick easily be sure and be prepared!
Written January 28, 2023
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