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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  • August 10, 2017
    The trip from Stanley to Volunteer Point took about 2.5 hours in a 4WD vehicle—roads, open land, even across a shallow river. An amazing experience in itself. Dress for it. Even in February (late summ...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    A must see destination. It is accessed by 4 wheel drive and if it wasn't for the biting cold you would think you had landed on a Caribbean Island. White sands and brilliant blue seas.........and pengu...  more »
  • April 16, 2017
    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 »

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