FALKLAND ISLANDS -                       

      ARGENTINA

 

TOUR # 1:  Stanley - Volunteer Point (6 - 6 1/2 hs )

TOUR # 2:  Stanley - Cape Bougainville ( 6 1/2 hs )

 

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STANLEY - VOLUNTEER POINT

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Stanley - Volunteer Point (6- 6 1/2 Hours)

 

 

Home to the largest King penguin colony in the Falkland Islands of over 1200 breeding pairs, this tour is a must.

Volunteer Point is also home to numerous Gentoo and Magellanic penguins and a large variety of other birdlife, as well as boasting a long white sand-beach on which you can occasionally find a Sea Lion lurking.

 

The tour is usually around 6 to 6.5 hours in total (can be reduced), which includes two hours of travel in each direction.

 

The first hour of your journey, from the pier where you come ashore, to the privately owned Johnson’s Harbour farm of which Volunteer Point is a part, is on gravel roads.

 

All of our 4x4 Land Rovers drivers who double as your guide during the journey are extremely experienced at off-road driving.

 

During the journey your driver will answer any questions that you may have, and tell you about sites and features on the way.

 

Upon arriving at Volunteer Point your driver will advise you of any areas in which you may not walk, tell you your departure time, and provide you with your packed lunch. You are then free to wander and photograph the amazing wildlife this location has to offer. You are asked to remain 6m from all wildlife at all times so as to not cause them any undue disturbance.   There are Wardens in high visibility clothing positioned around the sand beach that can answer any questions that you may have at the time.

 

The penguins particularly the chicks are curious by nature and will often approach you if you sit quietly observing them.  The area of Volunteer Point itself is fairly flat and easy walking and the car park is very close to the penguins.

 

Time permitting, upon our return to Stanley your driver will give you a short tour of the town pointing out the highlights before dropping you off at the pier where we met you in the morning, or alternatively at a location of your choosing – Museum, gift shops, pub etc – all very close and within easy walking distance of the pier.

 

 

Included:

 

- Packed lunch including water

- 4x4 vehicle for 4 persons

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide in ENGLISH.

- Private Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANLEY - CAPE BOUGAINVILLE

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Stanley - Cape Bougainville (6 1/2 Hours)

 

 

Visit the charming Rockhopper Penguins at Cape Bougainville.  

See these little penguins hopping up the cliff face and raising their chicks surrounded by nesting King Cormorants.  

 

With Southern Sea Lions and Macaroni Penguins also regular visitors to Cape Bougainville there is plenty to see and photograph.

 

Located on the Northern coast of East Falkland Cape Bougainville boasts large Rockhopper Penguin and King Cormorant colonies. These 2 species share breeding rookeries nesting together on the scenic cliff tops.  

 

Travelling time from the Capital town of Stanley is around 2 hours, with 1.5 hours of this being on the gravel roads that link the farming communities around the Islands. The off-road section is an easy driving relatively smooth track and suitable for most individuals to travel over.


Cape Bougainville is also often home to a number of Sea Lions – usually young males that have been forced to move out of the breeding rookeries further West at Cape Dolphin.  These seals can regularly be seen sleeping on the cliff tops around the parking area, and in amongst the Tussock Grass.


As well as the Rockhopper Penguins, Macaroni Penguins are frequent visitors, although in very small numbers (usually up to a maximum of 6 individuals during the breeding season).  Inter-breeding between the Rockhopper and Macaroni penguins isn’t unusual, and mixed pairs can sometimes be seen here raising a chick.

 

This is also an excellent location for watching the Rockhoppers hopping up the rock face from the sea after being unceremoniously dumped onto the rocks by the breaking waves.

 

For the keen photographers capturing a cormorant coming in to land in the middle of a busy rookery, or the characterful Rockhoppers going about their business is a must.

 

There are no restroom facilities at this location.

 

 

Included:

 

- Packed lunch including water

- 4x4 vehicle for 4 persons

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide in ENGLISH.

- Private Tour

 

 

 

 

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ROOM FOR 18 PASSENGERS PLUS THE GUIDE AND THE DRIVER.

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