Volunteer Point, East Falkland

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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. Add Volunteer Point to your Stanley travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stanley trip itinerary builder app .
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  • We were recommended to Patrick by some Americans we had met on a cruise. He is a brilliant man who answers all emails with lots of info. We also wanted to lay flowers at a memorial on Sappers Hill dur...  more »
  • This was an experience from meeting our guide, a local who has his own 4x4 to seeing the penguins. We headed down the road to our meeting point with other 4x4's taking the Patrick Watts 4xr4 to Volunt...  more »
  • a wonderful trip from Stanley but it takes approx. 3 hours, the last 11 miles are off road driving and not for the faint hearted. Fantastic wildlife and the largest king penguin colony in the Falkland...  more »

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