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Solo Expediciones

842 reviews
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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About Solo Expediciones
Soloexpediciones is a company who navigates with RIBS through the Straight of Magellan and take the visitors to places that they can't get terrestrial way. This way you can really feel Patagonia. Also we offer excursions all over Chilean Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Punta Arenas and its surrounding.
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Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas
13 reviews
Get in touch with Chile’s ‘wild side’ during this 4-hour shore excursion to the penguin reserves found on Marta and Magdalena Islands. Marvel at more than 150,000 penguins, along with thousands of Cormorants, Austral seagulls, Antarctic pigeons, dolphins and more during the visit to these two wildlife habitats. A port pickup upgrade option is also available.
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$133.40 per adult
42 reviews
Marvel at thousands of playful penguins in their natural habitat on a morning tour of Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas. Cruise past stunning seaside scenery as you venture to a picturesque and protected nature reserve to observe the incredible creatures. Gain insight into their physiology and behavior with a knowledgeable guide and embark on a hike to a legendary lighthouse. Weather permitting, sail to the shores of Isla Marta to witness sea lions and elephant seals splashing in the sea.
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$160.00 per adult
Full Day Whales, Penguins and Glaciers
Cabo Froward, the Southernmost Point of the Continental World, Glaciers, Humpback Whales, Sei Whales, Southern Dolphins, Oyster Dolphins, Magellanic Penguins are part of the natural wonders of this Austral
zone of the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. In one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet. A full day cruise will make us feel nature in its wildest state, leaving very early
From our offices, we will travel by bus to our boarding 50 Kilometers south of Punta Arenas, and then sail for 10 hours: An unmissable adventure where we can enjoy a unique landscape surrounded by mountains, glaciers and forests of lenga and coihues. Life
marine present in the area will not stop surprising us by its proximity and abundance: sea lions, petrels, cormorants, southern dolphins, etc. They will make us feel that here nature feels and lives.
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$370.00 per adult
Froward Camp
kayak, diving, trekking, whales, dolphins, penguins, sub-antartic flora and fauna, glaciers, in the end of the world.
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$1,000.00 per adult
Navigation Magdalena Island and Marta
Early in the morning we started with this unique adventure, after Check-in in our office, we headed to Laredo Bay located 25 km north of the city, by transfer to board speedboats and navigate the Legendary Strait of Magellan, route migratory of Sei Whales, Oyster Dolphins and Southern Dolphins, after 45 minutes arrive at Magdalena Island, where we will disembark 1 hour with our guide to know the natural habitat of the Magellanic Penguins. We continue our journey to Isla Marta to see Sea Lions, Imperial Cormorants and hundreds of Southern Gulls.
Then return to the pier and Punta Arenas.
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$130.00 per adult
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

We booked through Comapa Turismo, but the tour was then operated by Solo Expediciones. The tour included transfer from and back to Punta Arenas (approx. 25 min by bus), the boat rides to Isla Magdalena (approx. 35 min), Isla Marta (aprox. 20 min) and back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank ChristinaZ_1988
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience of visiting Magdalena and Mara Islands with Solo Expediciones! We saw so many sea lions and thousands of penguins, and it was totally unbelievable! And I like the tour company stuff and the excursion was great! At the end...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank bammbanana
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The penguins are great. You walk a path and see many adults and youngsters. Also, lots of gulls, skua and a few Patagonian geese. It's about 40 minutes on a small, power boat that accommodates about 30. It takes about another 20 on a bus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DrBob77
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

This company seems chaotic and they don’t give much information but on the upside, the guides in the boat (who join you on the island) are very knowledgeable. There were 2 boats full on our day and they could have let it be known that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank levinfried
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Where to start... the booking process is a nightmare. The grumpy old witch in the booking office is actively unpleasant. My first attempt was cancelled, apparently this is not uncommon. But what I later realised is that they use small enclosed speedboats. The other company,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank swj101
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We booked the half day penguin tour over a year ago through our travel agent in London. It included a 06:15 pick up this morning from our hotel. We were ready on time and waited...and waited...and waited. No pick up. No notification. We eventually managed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Lucy K
Reviewed January 17, 2019

The experience with the penguins on the island itself was amazing, but getting there was not. We bought out tickets for this tour the day before, at the office, and were told to be there by 10am the following morning to check in before the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Sarah_H_usa
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about this tour as I had read some not so great reviews of this company, but couldn't find alternative operators online. But it was actually great. The check in process in the morning was a but confusing, but once we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AlexisGlenn
Reviewed January 10, 2019

We read heaps of reviews and researched online before booking this tour to see the Penguins on Magdalena Island. I was really hesitant about booking the speedboat option as I didn't want to be packed in like sardines. We arrived early to check-in and as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We showed up today 1/8/2019 for the half day Magdalena island tour and a very rude lady at the front desk simply told everyone the tour is canceled due up rough water and to go home. She didn't give any apology. It was truly the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 17, 2018|
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Response from Bruiser99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I dont know whether you can just catch the ferry tickets, you probably need to book the tour as a whole which includes bus and ferry tickets. Check their website direct rather than going through an agent
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Manuel T
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Jolene912 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, did you email them? I emailed a lot prior to our cruise and then we had to make a change and they graciously helped us wen we went in the shop in person. It is maybe 3 blocks from the ship port. They are very nice.
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Mari G
February 26, 2018|
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Response from JamesKMTan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, What you can do is this. Go to the tourist information centre at the Plaza Armas and ask them to check for you. There are quite a number of tour agencies that offer this.
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