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
Patagonia Photo Expedition
Ideal for photographers of all abilities who are looking to learn from experienced local nature photographers, and capture the iconic highlights of Patagonia's wildlife and landscapes as part of an intimate group. Experience the famous National Parks of Torres del…
- 7 Days
Cape Horn & Penguins
A spectacular voyage north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, through remote channels of the Patagonian fjords. Walk among Magellanic penguins, land at glistening glaciers, sail through the famous Magellan Straits, Beagle Channel and Wulaia Bay, and have the chance to…
- 4 Days