Isla Magdalena, Chile

Magdalena island is a small island in the Strait of Magellan, Chile. It is located in Magallanes Region northeast of the regional capital Punta Arenas. In 1982 it was declared a national monument as part of Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, together with Isla Marta. The island is currently uninhabited.

You can take a tour out to the islands to see the huge flocks of birds, particularly Magellanic penguins and various species of cormorants. The penguin community is over 200,000 strong; they dig burrows in which to lay their eggs. There is a lighthouse on the island, declared a National Monument, from which there is an excellent panoramic view of the island. There is also an Environmental Interpretation Center with information panels describing the history of the navigation of the Straits.

Things to see and do

* Penguin colonies
* Bird watching
* Lighthouse
* Environmental Interpretation Center

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area –km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location – There are frequent sailings from Puerto Montt.

Transport Links – There are daily departures from Santiago airport, with a flight time of three and a half hours. There are also flights from Puerto Montt, but you will have to inquire for times and availability.

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