Why we like Falkland Islands
With their white sand beaches and windswept moors, the Falkland Islands play host to an astonishing variety of wildlife. This is nature's kingdom where the husky cry of the sea lion, the quizzical gaze of the rockhopper penguin and the unfamiliar companionship of the striated caracara are a reminder of nature’s supremacy.
What to expect on your Falkland Islands holiday
The Falkland Islands are a windswept frontier where people are outnumbered by penguins, so it is hardly surprising to discover that the main attraction here is the enormous bounty of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to spot dolphins frolicking in the icy waters around Stanley Harbour or comical gentoo penguins waddling to and fro from low lying rookeries dotted along the rugged coast.
From Carcass Island to Sea Lion Island, the throng of birdlife is extraordinary.Penguins are particularly well represented with king penguins, gentoos, rockhoppers, macaroni and magellan penguins breeding annually upon the Falklands' shores. Furthermore, a voyage into the deep waters of outlying islands will occasionally reward marine enthusiasts with sightings of bull elephant seals and southern right whale encounters.
Accommodation on the islands is a mixture of small hotels and converted farm steads. All are comfortable and offer an exceptionally warm welcome.
Some ideas for a Falkland Islands holiday
- The clarity of the light provides wonderful opportunities for photographers and artists.
- Explore the battlefields of the 1982 conflict.
- Take a boat and visit the outlying islands.
- Watch whales, penguins, seals and birds.
Beyond the ordinary
Travel aboard a 62ft expedition yacht with just seven passengers, an intimate and flexible journey around the Falkland Islands.
our falkland islands expertise
Sue is our Falkland Island specialist. On her first visit to the islands she was captivated by their stark beauty and the extraordinarily beautiful light and isolation.