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Volunteer Point, East Falkland
(4.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
An important bird conservation area, Volunteer Point also supports southern elephant seals and the largest colony of king penguins--once nearly extinct in the Falklands. Along the beach's 2 km (3.6 mi) of white sand, you can see many of the penguins going in and out of the ocean. (Watch your step to evade the penguins' nesting burrows.) Go hiking or join guided 4x4 tours to explore the area's rich wildlife, including gentoo and Magellanic penguins, steamer ducks, white-bridled and black-throated finches, and ruddy-headed geese. Amenities include a camping site with outdoor restrooms and a tiny house with a gas heater. Plan your Volunteer Point visit and explore what else you can see and do in Stanley using our Stanley trip itinerary maker.
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  • We had several 4wd vehicles in our group, 4 per vehicle. Tamara our guide and driver was wonderful. It is a strenuous drive to Volunteer Point over very rough terrain (peat bogs), but the guides are v...  more »
  • We were travelling by cruise ship and had about seven hours in the Falkland Islands, and we had signed up for the 4 x 4 trip to Volunteer Point. It was the highlight of our cruise. First, our driver, ...  more »
  • Jim met our explorer vessel at 8.0 and with his comfortable Landcruiser took us to the Volunteer Point penguin colonies ( King , Gentoo and Magellanic penguins ) in the beautiful setting of Volunteer ...  more »