Rates are valid from November 2017 to March 2018
From November to March
Regular departures every day from November to March.
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Starting / Finishing Points
The trip starts at your hotel in Punta Arenas and finishes at this same point.
This trip does not have any demands other than not being prone to seasickness and being able to walk gently over flat terrain on Isla Magdalena.
- All ground transfers indicated in the itinerary
- One expert English/Spanish speaking guide
- Zodiac boat ride indicated in the itinerary
- Snack on board
- Magdalena Island Natural Sanctuary park fee
- The excursion might be canceled because of weather conditions and safety considerations.
- The excursion does not operate on January 1st & on December 25th the excursion departs at 10 am.
- Transfer from/to Punta Arena’s Airport or other points out of the city
- Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
- Insurance (it’s mandatory to purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
- Items of personal nature
Group Size & Guiding Staff
Group size is normally 15-20 clients. Guide to passenger ratio: 1:20
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in vans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people.
As the Magellan Strait is the place where two oceans meet, it has strong currents and high swells mainly around midday - This is why the navigation schedules are for early mornings or late afternoons. The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Magellan Strait very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia Icefield make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min).
What You Need to Bring
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Inner insulating layer (fleece or wool)