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 booked our tour through Tour Guide Ushuaia and they use Jimmy Curtis Tours for this event. We were lucky enough to have Jimmy as our driver and the drive alone is worth the price of the tour. The p...  more »
  • Getting there is half the fun. Galavanting across the sheep ranches without a road in sight and finally arriving at the penguins is an awesome experience. Then walking among the penguins and having a ...  more »
  • We booked a trip with Wayne McCormick of Falklands Style Offroad Tours. Wayne is a wonderful guide and a highly skilled off road driver as we discovered. There was one other vehicle heading there that...  more »

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