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Punta Arenas Penguin Tour

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Punta Arenas Penguin Tour

370.00

Travel further south to the port town of Punta Arenas and explore the Strait of Magellan. Visit the largest penguin colony in Chile in their natural habitat on Magdalena Island. Sail past stunning seaside scenery and enjoy your final days in Patagonia on the southernmost end of the continent.

Day 1: Travel from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas by bus. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Punta Arenas.

  • Inclusions: transportation, accommodations

Day 2: After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the pier in Punta Arenas to begin your tour. Sail through the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands. Magdalena Island receives more than 120,000 penguins each year and Isla Marta is home to more than 1,500 sea lions. Start with a 45 minutes speedboat ride to Magdalena Island where you will spend an hour exploring the natural habitat of the Magellanic Penguins, one of the largest colonies in South America. Continue to Marta Island (if the weather conditions permit) to see sea lions, imperial cormorants, Antarctic Terns and hundreds of Dolphin Gull. If you’re lucky you may spot a Southern Dolphin, Piebald Dolphin, and Sei Whales. Return to the pier in Punta Arenas in the afternoon and transfer back to the hotel.

  • Inclusions: breakfast, transport, guided tour, entrance fees, accommodations

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Day 3: After breakfast, you will be driven to the Punta Arenas airport

  • Inclusions: breakfast, airport transfer

PLEASE NOTE: Extension must be booked within 7 days of your Epic Patagonia trip confirmation otherwise domestic flight change fees back to Santiago may apply. This trip is a great extension for Epic, Essential, or Full Circuit Patagonia. Penguin viewing is seasonal from October - March.

Solo Room Fee: $175

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INCLUSIONS

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations in Punta Arenas

  • meals as indicated in itinerary

  • guided excursion

  • ground and boat transportation

  • airport transfer on Day 3

NOT INCLUDED

  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)

  • international airfare and meals during travel

  • beverages outside of designated meals