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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. 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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  • This was highlight of our fifteen day cruise. The ride is done in four wheel drive vehicles and takes about two and half hours. The ride is worth it as we found penguins galore. We had a very strong w...  more »
  • We took a 4WD tour to Volunteer Point and had no idea how exciting the trip would be. Our driver was a charming young local mother who does the tours out of absolute passion for the Falklands. We drov...  more »
  • The Falklands after leaving Stanley are basically barren. Not a whole lot of people but an awful lot of wind. It’s a very long ride to the Penguins, some on paved roads and many on dirt and finally no...  more »