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I went to Punta Arenas on my ship. It is a nice little town, but not so much there. It is a gateway for cruises down the Chilean Fjords and I know people who have got on 4 day cruises at the last minute for a good price. There was a huge Croatian population here. Some nice homey restaurants (run by locals) with home cooked food. Check them out, they are cheap and fill you up. There is a decent supermarket in the town. It is small but sells essentials.
On my visits to Punta Arenas, I went to both the Penguin Caves and Magdalena Island.
Magdalena Island was an experience. 2 1/4 hour ferry ride out and back. It was so damn rough the day I went. You really need to pick your moment. It was kicking up a gale the day I went so when I got to the island (where there is a colony of 60 000 Magellanic Penguins), I had to keep my eyes closed because of the dust! The rules for these penguins are the same. Please keep your distance.over 7 years ago
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Everyone loves penguins, and what better place to see them than in their natural habitat? Journey north from Punta Arenas to the beautiful Otway Sound, where you will encounter the wild colonies of Magellan Penguins. These amazing creatures nest here e... $88.00
Orientate yourself with Punta Arenas with a two-hour guided city tour. Visit the lookout point to view the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, then head for the main sites of the town, including the Plaza Munoz Gamero, which is surrounded by mansions... $64.00
Start your holiday now by pre-booking an arrival transfer to get you and your luggage from the airport to your Punta Arenas hotel! Enjoy the convenience of a private airport to hotel transfer with your local driver who will help you get orientated upon... $18.00
When you are leaving Chile, whether heading to a new country or simply wrapping up a fantastic family vacation, take the hassle out of getting from your hotel to the airport! Book your transfer in advance and save precious vacation time! $18.00