Gentoo Penguins, Bleaker Island, the Falklands.

Falkland Islands - Volunteer Point

Enjoy an epic journey in a 4x4 with some superb scenery along the way to Volunteer Point home of 1200 King Penguins and enjoy beautiful rugged landscape.

  • Learn of different culture, social, historical and geographical facts.
  • Off road adventure.
  • View the penguin colonies.
  • Off-road adventure to Johnsons Harbour.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    7hrs

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking code

    A-FAI17

  • From

    279 €

  • Notices

    Warm, waterproof layered clothing. Sensible footwear.

Join your driver/guide on an epic journey in a 4x4 to Volunteer Point, home to 1200 King Penguins.  There are also approximately 500 Gentoo Penguins and Magellanic Penguins to be seen, a superb location where three species of penguin can be viewed.  Volunteer Point is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Stanley, most this is “off road”. 

On your journey, you will see many of the famous battlefield sites and remnants from the 1982 conflict; you will also pass by many unique rock formations, known locally as “stone runs”, whilst taking in the beautiful rugged landscape. The King Penguin colony is located between a white sand beach and a lagoon, which makes for fantastic photographic opportunities and an abundance of wildlife.  Stroll along the beach and see all three-penguin species together, there are also many species of birds to be seen in this area including Magellanic Snipe, Dark Faced Ground Tyrants, Falkland Pipits and Upland Geese.

This is an all-round Falkland experience, learn about our history, culture and see our spectacular wildlife.  Each passenger will be   provided with a packed lunch, water and an information pack.  Toilet facilities are situated at the site, and passengers are advised to bring warm waterproof clothing and wear sensible footwear. 

Please note this tour is unsuitable for passengers with neck, hip and back problems due to the “off road” driving. *This tour is also subject to track conditions. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Packed lunch. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof layered clothing. Sensible footwear. 

  • Walking information: This is to guest discretion but from parking area to main penguin colony is approx 500m over uneven peaty moorland. Other wildlife areas include the sandy beach. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.