Volunteer Point, East Falkland

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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  • You get a 2-for-1 experience on this tour, as you get to experience walking around 1,000 King Penguins (and some Magellanic and Gentoo Penguins) that are not shy, don't care you are there, walk right....  more »
  • The ride to Volunteer Point takes 2 1/2 hours - don’t be fooled into thinking that you have arrived when at the 50 minute mark you arrive at the private farm with the sign for Volunteer Point. The...  more »
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