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Saunders Island, West Falkland

(4.1/5 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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  • We stayed at the portakabin at the neck on Saunders island for 4 nights as part of a photography group (7 people). The portakabin is a remote self-catering facility. The portakabin has 2 bedrooms. Eac...  more »
  • We visited as part of an Antarctic cruise and although we were 110 passengers were treated warmly by the owner and his family. My spouse was on crutches and Biffa (the owners's sister) kindly offered ...  more »
  • Saunders Island boasts no less than five penguin species. We visited here last month as part of an Antarctic cruise that encompassed the Falklands and South Georgia. Our landing point was right at the...  more »

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