Isla Magdalena Travel Guide

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Isla Magdalena Things to Do

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    by kyoub Updated Oct 15, 2007

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    Wait for the welcome committee to show you the way, they will be waiting.
    It is like the penguins like to have people come and visit their island. It could be they are just curious.

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    You may take a walk up the hill to the Lighthouse. It is a working lighthouse that guides ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. Inside you will find some articles about its history and the winding stairs up to the top.

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    While on the island be sure to do some birdwatching also. Many seabirds come here to lay their eggs. You can see the Kelp Gulls with their furry down babies nearby. The gulls are nearly as large as the penguins. That is one reason the penguins have to guard their chicks so closely.

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Isla Magdalena Transportation

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    by kyoub Written Oct 15, 2007

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    We went out to Isla Magdalena on a ferry boat named Barcaza Melinka. It is not a fancy ship by any imagination. It has plastic chairs to sit on and a fuzzy TV to watch. Or you can go outside and look at the water, take pictures of seabirds and get chilled, like my hubby did. The time to the island was around two hours. They make the trip on Tue, Thur, and Sat.
    The price for adults is $28, children under 12 is $13

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Isla Magdalena What to Pack

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    by kyoub Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: A small backpacks are all that you will need for your time on the island.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfortable walking shoes that you don't mind if they get wet. The weather is changeable so dress in layers. Take a warm jacket because it is windy on the island. A hat and neck scarf would be good to have also.

    Photo Equipment: Take a camera with a good zoom . Plenty of batteries, memory cards, or film.

    Miscellaneous: Take your bins so you can see far away. You won't need them to see the penguins but their might be some other things you want to see better.

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    • Birdwatching

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