Imagine seeing thousands of penguins on a small island that is only about 210 acres! From Punta Arenas, Chile, you take an excursion boat for about 20 miles through the Straits of Magellan before arriving at Magdalena Island. It is uninhabited … unless you are counting the 120,000 Magellanic penguins. You can walk among them as they waddle along, poke out of burrows, care for their chicks and gather in social circles. What an amazing neighborhood!