Falkland Islands Birds & Wildlife Special

15 day Comprehensive Falklands Birds and Wildlife Tour

Prices From £4,832pp
October to March | 14 nights

15 day Comprehensive Falklands Birds and Wildlife Tour

On this 15 days adventure you will get to visit five of the most wildlife-rich islands in the Falklands archipelago, encountering an abundance of incredible sights such as colonies of the black-browed albatross, up to 5 species of penguins, the Falklands flightless steamer duck, one of two birds which are endemic to the islands, and lots of raptors and smaller passerines. Then there are the elephant and fur seals, dolphins and orca – the Falklands really are a wildlife paradise.

Please note: Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy places are available from £5,885 per person.

Highlights

  • Visit nesting colonies of king, gentoo and rockhopper penguins plus, black-browed albatross, shags and giant petrels
  • See other rare and endemic species
  • Close up encounters with elephant and fur seals
  • Inter-island scenic flights by small aircraft

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as shown in itinerary
  • Internal flights within Falkland Islands
  • Services of private guides where stated

Our popularitinerary Suggestions

All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Transfer from Mount Pleasant Airport to Stanley
1Day

Transfer from Mount Pleasant Airport to Stanley

Arrive independently at Mount Pleasant Airport and transfer to Stanley where you will stay at Malvina House Hotel for one night on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, allowing you free time to explore around this charming town.



Sea Lion island
2 - 4Days

Sea Lion island

Fly to Sea Lion Island. Three nights full board at Sea Lion Lodge. The Lodge is a short walk from the shoreline through heathland, which is home to snipe and other ground-nesting birds. Introductory Land Rover tour.

Spend time observing and walking amongst the large colonies of elephant and sealions on the beach. See gentoo and Magellenic penguins plus skuas and southern giant petrels. Orca and Commerson’s dolphins can be seen from the shoreline, often close in.

Bleaker Island
5 - 6Days

Bleaker Island

Fly to Bleaker Island. Stay in guest house for two nights on full board basis. Delicious home-cooked food. Bleaker is perfect for walking and self-exploration. Lots of ground nesting birds, geese and black-necked swans, plus colonies of penguins and shags. Take care not to walk too close to nesting southern giant petrels!

Carcass & West Point Islands
7 - 9Days

Carcass & West Point Islands

Fly to Carcass Island. Three nights full board at the Manager’s House. Your hostess here is renowned for her baking! Lots of land and sea birds to be seen close to the House, including Cobb’s wren, tussock birds and black-throated finches. See elephant seals on the shore and look out for Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins, often to be seen in the surf.

During one of your days here you will enjoy a full day excursion to West Point Island. Here you will walk or ride to Devil’s Nose, home to large mixed colonies of black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. See turkey vultures, military starlings or Falklands thrush and striated caracaras.

Pebble Island
10 - 12Days

Pebble Island

Fly to Pebble Island, named for its multi-coloured pebbles on eastern beaches. This is the third largest of the offshore islands. Three nights full board at Pebble Lodge and two full and one half day guided wildlife tours.

Colonies of rockhopper, gentoo, Magellenic and macaroni penguins, king and rock shags, giant petrels and striated caracaras to be seen, along with black-necked swans and ground nesting birds. Also aircraft wreckage from 1982 conflict and memorials.

Port Stanley
13Day

Port Stanley

Fly back to Stanley. Two nights at Malvina House Hotel on bed and breakfast basis. Try one of the local pubs and take time to visit Stanley Museum.

Volunteer Point
14Day

Volunteer Point

Full day 4x4 excursion with packed lunch to Volunteer Point to see the largest colony of king penguins on the islands, plus more gentoos and other birds. Pass through an area of stone runs, a unique geological feature described by Charles Darwin. The area near Stanley also includes battlefield sites from 1982.

Transfer to Mount Pleasant Airport
15Day

Transfer to Mount Pleasant Airport

Transfer from Stanley to Mount Pleasant Airport.

A view from Above

Accommodation Options

Malvina House Hotel, Stanley

Located just a few minutes' walk from the historic centre of the world's southernmost capital this beautiful hotel offers sophisticated and comfortable accommodation for guests looking for a central and relaxing base from which to enjoy all that Port Stanley has to offer.

With views over the natural harbour, unrivalled hospitality, elegantly furnished bedrooms, and a small but welcoming spa this hotel has all the necessary amenities to ensure a very pleasant stay at the start or end of your Falkland Islands adventure.

You may even be lucky enough to spot a stray seal or penguin across the harbour waters as you enjoy a relaxing dinner or drink in the hotel's spacious and welcoming bar and restaurant which serves delicious home cooked meals throughout the day.

Darwin Lodge

Situated in the historic Darwin settlement on East Falkland Island this comfortable and welcoming guest house is located perfectly for those looking for a relaxing and tranquil stay close to Darwin's most famous sites.

The area surrounding this pretty lodge is bursting with history, with gaucho remains and memorials from the 1982 conflict visible throughout, and combined with top-class hospitality and welcoming accommodations this is a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the remarkable scenery on offer.

The owners of the lodge know all there is to know about this wonderful area and can help you to arrange everything from battlefield tours to trips to visit Gentoo penguin colonies.

Sealion Lodge

10 miles south of East Falkland lies the remarkable Sea Lion Island where an abundance of wildlife live and roam amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Falklands Archipelago.

Sea Lion Lodge is the only accommodation on this wonderful island and here you will find a welcoming, homely and exceptionally comfortable home-from-home to rest your bones after a long day of exploring.

Offering spectacular views of the South Atlantic this peaceful lodge is known as the most southerly British lodge hotel in the world and with the largest breeding colony of Southern Elephant Seals on its doorstep it is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise.

Pebble Lodge

Pebble Island is the third largest offshore island in the Falklands archipelago and the main guest accommodation here is this bright and comfortable lodge which is ideally situated on a neck of land separating the two main land masses of this wildlife and history rich island.

Spend your days exploring the diverse terrain of magnificent sea cliffs surrounded by a plethora of birdlife, beautiful beaches filled with penguins and imposing mountains before returning to the warmth and comfort of this recently renovated traditional farmhouse.

A friendly and welcoming atmosphere awaits you along with well appointed bedrooms, cosy lounge areas and delicious home-cooked meals and Smoko.

Manager's House, Carcass Island

This comfortable and homely lodge is located on the wonderful Carcass Island, a quiet, wildlife rich haven situated to the north west of West Island.

Often thought of as the most beautiful of the islands in the archipelago, Carcass Island is reached by a short flight from Stanley and upon arrival at The Manager's House you will receive a very warm welcome from your fantastic hosts who will aim to make sure your stay here is an unforgettable one.

Your hosts, who are the owners of the island, will be able to tell you the best places to spot the island's famous wildlife including large colonies of magellanic and gentoo penguins, elephant seals, dolphins and a plethora of birds such as Cobb's wren, the Falkland Thrush and the Falkland Skua amongst many others.

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Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!

Dave Martin

I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.

Dr Lorna Mairs

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.

Mr J Borg, Malta

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