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Volunteer Point, East Falkland

(4.9/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Petra drove us to Volunteer Point - bumpy, awesome ride! Time spent with the penguins was incredible. Grandkids were fascinated by the noises and behaviors they observed while strolling alongside thes...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the Jimmy Curtis tour of Volunteer Point. It is an all day excursion to head out to Volunteer Point but the scenery of King Penguins on the beach is worth it and really fun. My two y...  more »
  • Our excursion to Volunteer Point was the highlight of our trip to South America. The ride was an adventure of it's own. Be prepared to be bounced around but the destination is worth it. It was amazing...  more »