Magdalena Island

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.

Find out more about how to see Penguins on this island!

Map of Magdalena Island

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Magdalena Island

Cape Horn & Glaciers Cruise

Voyage north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on a small-ship expedition cruise and experience the incredible wildlife, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of Tierra del Fuego. Step foot on Cape Horn, visit historic Wulaia Bay and walk amongst thousands of…

  • 5 Days
  • $3,165
Patagonia Photo Expedition

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 on this Patagonia photography tour while…

  • 7 Days
  • $3,998
Patagonian Peaks and Plains

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
  • $6,447