Patagonia Tours from Punta Arenas

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Overview 

Located along the Strait of Magellan, Chile’s southernmost city is not only the gateway to Antarctica, it’s also the starting point for exploring the wild landscapes of Patagonia. Here are your options for Patagonia tours from Punta Arenas.  


Highlights 

  • Cruise out to Magdalena and Marta islands on a half- or full-day tour and spot penguins, sea lions, and elephant seals. 
  • Set sail on a multi-day cruise around the fjords, glaciers, and mountains of Tierra del Fuego. 
  • Cross the remote Beagle Channel from Ushuaia in Argentina to Punta Arenas on an epic 5-day cruise. 
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Tierra del Fuego, including the Pia Glacier, Ainsworth Bay, and Cape Horn. 
  • Visit Puerto Natales, the Serrano Glacier, and Torres del Paine National Park—a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve—on a 4-day tour from Punta Arenas. 
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers on a cruise around the Última Esperanza Fjord. 
  • Hike through the wild landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.  

Things to Know 

  • Punta Arenas is located in the southern Patagonia region of Chile, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) south of Puerto Natales, a journey of about three hours by road. 
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  • Regular flights run to Punta Arenas from Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires and Ushuaia in Argentina. 
  • Day tours from Punta Arenas typically last between four and 12 hours. Be sure to pack sturdy walking shoes and all-weather clothing—the weather can change quickly in Patagonia, even in the summer months. 
  • Multi-day tours and cruises typically include hotel or on-board accommodation, meals, and all activities. 
  • Most day tours include hotel pickup and a stop at a restaurant where you can purchase lunch.
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Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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FULL DAY KING PENGUIN COLONY (regular tours)

Explore the northern part of Tierra del Fuego on a full-day tour from Punta Arenas. Take the ferry to Porvenir and explore the Fernando Cordero Rusque Museum with various exhibits about the history of the area. Then, head to Useless Bay to explore the permanent colony of the world’s second largest penguin, the King Penguin, before heading back to Punta Arenas.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Magdalena & Marta Island Navigation (Penguin Tour)

Go wildlife watching in the Strait of Magellan. After an optional hotel pickup in Punta Arenas, board a speedboat bound for Magdalena Island and Los Pingüinos Natural Monument. Capture memorable photos of the thousands of seabirds that call the island home before continuing to the island of Marta to search for sea lions, imperial cormorants, Austral and Chilean dolphins.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Boat Navigation to Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve from Punta Arenas

Go wildlife-watching at a giant penguin colony in the Strait of Magellan. After an optional hotel pickup in Punta Arenas, board a speedboat bound for Magdalena Island and the Los Pingüinos Natural Monument. Capture memorable photos of the tens of thousands of seabirds that call the island home and stop by the island’s historic lighthouse for amazing panoramic views.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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4-Day Chilean Patagonia Tour: Puerto Natales, Serrano Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park

See the enchanting frozen landscapes of Chilean Patagonia on a 4-day excursion from Puerto Natales. Marvel at the monumental glaciers and floating ice floes of Ultima Esperanza Fjord; visit a rustic cattle ranch after a scenic drive through Patagonia’s dramatic countryside; and gaze at the steep slopes and shimmering lakes of Torres del Paine on guided hikes. Gain fascinating insight into the region’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide and enjoy selected revitalizing meals. Luxuriate in 3- or 4-star accommodation and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Punta Arenas airport.
  • Duration: 4 days
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USD913.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego

Experience Tierra del Fuego with this four-night journey from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Board the comfortable Stella Australis and admire spectacular nature like the snowcapped mountains of Karukinka Natural Park, the fjords of Alberto de Agostini National Park, the elephant seals of Ainsworth Bay, and the Magellan penguins of the Tucker Islets. Enjoy meals, an open bar, accommodations, and a professional guide included in the tour price.
  • Duration: 5 days
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Patagonian Explorer

Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Patagonia on this 5-day tour. Board your Australis cruise in Ushuaia and cross the Beagle Channel into Chile. Explore Cape Horn, Agostini Sound, Magdalena Island, and glaciers including Pia, Garibaldi, Águila, and Cóndor. Learn the history of these areas, discover their varied landscapes, and see wildlife like penguins and condors. Tour includes accommodation, meals and snacks, open bar, and guide services.
  • Duration: 5 days
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  • Duration: 5 days
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