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Saunders Island, West Falkland

(4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Home to the first British settlement in 1765, Saunders Island shelters a diverse wildlife that includes penguins, ducks, albatrosses, and elephant seals. Animals gather here year round to breed, and Birdlife International has designated the island as an Important Bird Area. The ultimate off-the-beaten-path destination, the island provides a permanent home to a total population of less than 10 residents. Make Saunders Island a centerpiece of your West Falkland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our West Falkland tourist route planner.
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  • Probably my favourite place in the Falkland Islands. Plenty of Gentoo, Rock Hopper, Magellanic penguins plus a dozen or so Kings. Striated Caracara, Turkey Vulture, Kelp Gulls, Dolphin Gulls, Southern...  more »
  • Visited here recently whilst on an Expedition Trip. Beautiful scenery and stunning wildlife. Had to keep my eyes peeled to make sure I didn't fall over a penguin. Well worth the walk to see the King's...  more »
  • Saw four breeds of penguin, King, Rock Hopper, Magellenic and Gentoo. Also saw Black Browed Alabatross. Also many kind of birds, Kelp gulls, Dolphin gulls.  more »