PUNTA ARENAS SHORE EXCURSIONS
1.- Punta Arenas City Tour and Fuerte Bulnes (6 Hrs)
Depart from the pier to gain a panoramic view of the city and the Magellan Strait from the La Cruz Hill viewpoint, where a brief but informative lecture of the city and the region is given. Proceed towards the Salesian Museum, driving through the main avenues of the city. The museum is kept by the Salesians friars and exhibits a magnificent collection of the flora and fauna of the region, besides exclusive relics of the folklore and handicraft of the native Indian tribes. You will also visit the Patagonia Institute, boasting a collection of old local cars and machinery. Proceed to the cemetery where the tombs of those pioneers have been exceptionally preserved among well-kept gardens and cypress stands. End your tour with a visit to one of the southest forts in the world Fort Bulnes
2. Punta Arenas City Tour (4 Hrs)
Punta Arenas is the second most prosperous city in Chile, with the second highest Per Capita figures in the country. This place also has different color roofs, in order to identify the houses, due to the weather conditions; this is the only City in Chile where this is done.
Leaving the Punta Arenas Pier, you’ll ride along the coast, which overlooks the Magellan Strait, making your way to the “La Cruz” View Point and Promenade. Here, you will get a brief talk about the city, and how the Yugoslavian, German and British immigrants, amongst others, made this place flourish.
After this you’ll visit the Main Square of Punta Arenas, Muñoz Gamero, locally known as “La Plaza de la Pata del Indio” or the “Indian’s Foot” Square. In this Square you have various little Artisan shops, the Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, and a part of the Financial district.
The tour then continues towards the Sara Braun Museum, and then proceed towards the Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum, driving through the main avenues of the city.
You will also visit the Patagonia Institute, boasting a collection of old local cars and machinery. After this, you’ll see one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, where the tombs of the pioneers have been exceptionally preserved among well-kept gardens and cypress stands.
3.-Magdalena Island and Marta Island Navigation (5-6 Hrs)
This navigation starts at the pier with a panoramic tour of the coast of Punta Arenas.
To protect wildlife, Marta Island is only circumnavigated to admire and photograph the Colony and the diversity of marine birds that live there. However in Magdalena Island it is possible to disembark for about one hour, to walk and to interact with the colony.