Volunteer Point, East Falkland
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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Firstly the logistics. Volunteer Point is 2 hour plus of off road driving experience. An organised trip is a must as this will have backup vehicles with you in case of getting stuck, it does happen. L... read more »
During our two-week cruise to South America, we went to Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands to see the penguins. On the day of our port stop in Stanley, we got up extra early to ensure our seats o... read more »
I was lucky enough to be part of a group from our cruise ship to go with Patrick. Our driver, Matthew, was one of the best, always pulling the other drivers out when they got stuck! To stand on the be... read more »
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