Magdalena Island National Park

Magdalena Island National Park

Information about Magdalena Island National Park

Direccion: Provincia de Aysén - See on the Map

Is located within the Magellan Strait, 35 km from the city of Punta Arenas. This wilderness area is created in August 1966 and reclassified as a National Park as a Natural Monument in 1982.

The aim of this nature reserve is to protect the avifauna such as penguins, cormorants, gulls. On the spot they are one of the largest penguin colonies in southern Chile, whose population is estimated at 60 thousand pairs of Magellanic penguins, which is over 95 of the bird population biomass.

On the island more than 60 thousand pairs of penguins return to nest year after year to the same caves they build. Between October and March, most of them are visible, occupying the entire island, which makes it a unique sight.

Entrance fee to Magdalena Island:
This National Park does not charge for the entrance of its visitors, but if it is necessary to pay to arrive, the recommended option is to take a tour or navigation to Magdalena Island.

You can know Magdalena Island National Park in the following excursions

MAGDALENA ISLAND PENGUIN COLONY

To arrive at the island is a real spectacle, it takes about two hours of sailing across the Magellan straits. It is possible to see the beautiful view of Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego´s steppe , Cabo Negro Oilfields and / or Bahia Laredo Olfields. Once there the landscape is even more beautiful, penguins, cormorants and seals.
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