Penguins Magdalena & Marta Island
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Penguins Magdalena & Marta island
We navigate everyday trhought the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena and marta Island. Magdalena Island hosts more than 150.000 penguins every yearrs and Marta Island hosts arround 1000 sea lions
Season: From October 1st until April 5th
Trip length: 4,30 hr
Both islands form an interesting ecosystem, making an obligatory visit for any visitor, whereas Marta Island lodges more than 1000 Sea lions, Cormorants, Skuas, Austral seagull, Antartic pigeon and Sea elephants. The Magdalena Island allows us to interact with one of the majors colonies of Magellan Penguins, going beyond the 150,000 birds. During the navigation it is possible to sight Austral Dolphins and Overas Toninas (kind of dolphins).
To protect wild life, Marta Island is only circumnavigated to admire and photograph the Colony and the diversity of marine birds that live there. However in Magdalena Island it is possible to disembark for about one hour, to walk and to interact with the colony. This excursion departure is from our office every day, depending on weather conditions.
Regulations and procedures for excursions
1. On money charges and refunds
a) Terrestrial transport: If navigation in the port of embarkation is suspended, as a result of adverse weather conditions, having already made the terrestrial move, this cost will be retained without return option.
b) Navigation: Two regular navigations are considered
-To both Magdalena island and Marta island
- Only to Magdalena island
c) Etrance to the "Penguin colony" Natural monument
In case of not disembarking at Magdalena Island, the price paid for this service will be totally refunded.
a) Personal accidents
By law, the company has an insurance policy for each passenger in case of accident. The company’s responsibility is limited to the insurance coverage amount.
b) Damage or loss of equipment
The company “Canales Patagónicos” has not responsibility for damage or loss of equipment, money or any other sort, during the time the excursion lasts.
Only parents or adults travelling with children will be responsible for them.
Since the boats are uncovered, passengers are recommended to wear the following garments and accessories:
- Warm clothes or thermal and waterproof wear
- Cap with earflaps
- Comfortable trekking shoes or boots (Not sandals at all)
- Personal backpack with bags inside for keeping items dry
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- A supply of sun cream of suitable factor for their skin
4. Reasons for cancelling the excursion
a) The travel program will vary depending on weather conditions. Maritime authorities can, at any time, cancel the trip program if navigation conditions are not proper for the boat to set sail.
b) The master or skipper of the boat can prevent any tourist from embarking if he considers it a risk for the passengers to aboard or if the tourist is not in good fitness and health conditions for the excursion.
5. Alternative in case of bad weather conditions
If we do not sail, we offer an excursion we offer an Wildlife Patagonia tour for the same amount and same times if you would like to know more about our program please click here