Posted June 5th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Has anyone used Solo Expedeciones in Punta Arenas to visit Magdalena and Marta Islands? We are considering using their service, rather than the ship tour, and would appreciate any info...thanks, Maria
Is this a zodiac tour?? If so and you have ANY propensity to being sea sick, forget it. IT can be VERY rough. It was also VERY cold and windy. I would think twice before I did it again and bring different clothes-not warmer clothes, just different. I had on Dockers with silk long underwear and an insulated cargo coat with a hoodie underneath. Next time, I would bring my winter parka, bring a stocking hat, wear jeans, put on heavy boots and again the silk long underwear. I was dressed too nicely the first time
Better really check out the times. A lot of the private tours leave later than the ship tours and get back either after the ship leaves or right when it leaves. This is to accommodate dock space (which is very small) and also too many people on the island at one time. Some of the ships stay overnight so the later schedule works well.
If it is a ferry tour, find out WHAT the ferry accommodations are. Some of the ferries actually made the people STAY on a BUS while they were crossing. Didn't look like fun.
I have been to Magdalena Island twice-once by zodiac and once by ferry. Both were exceptional trips.