Located in the Magellan Straits, this island is home to a huge colony of Magellanic penguins who come here to breed, nest and feed throughout the year. A popular spot on many Austral adventure cruises, this island allows you to get up close to the penguins before arriving in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
In the past the island was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers, hence the seaside red and white striped lighthouse which still guides today's ships through the Magellan Straits.
Photos of Magdalena Island
Map of Magdalena Island
Trips that visit Magdalena Island
Journey north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on a small-ship expedition cruise, showcasing the stunning wildlife and wild landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. Set foot on Cape Horn, visit the historic Wulaia Bay and succumb to the beauty of Pia…
- 5 Days
Travel in a small group with an expert tour leader from Santiago all the way down through central Chile to Tierra del Fuego and back up to Buenos Aires. Experience some of Patagonia's best trekking in Torres del Paine National…
- 20 Days
This trip is perfect for photographers of all abilities who want to learn from highly experienced local nature photographers. Capture the highlights of Patagonia's wildlife and iconic landscapes as part of an intimate group while sighting lakes and glaciers in…
- 7 Days