Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon
Enjoy a private wildlife haven on this exclusive tour to view king, gentoo and magellanic penguins as well as multitudes of sea birds, ending with tea in a café on the beach.
Hattie and Kevin Kilmartin invite you on this exclusive tour to their private wildlife haven to enjoy king, gentoo and magellanic penguins on their farm, close to Stanley. The wildlife is spectacular; the beach is pristine; the Sea Cabbage Cafe is legendary; and the shop is unique. This memorable award-winning tour gives you the full flavour of the Falklands and allows you time to explore Stanley. You will be pampered from pier to penguins by the enthusiastic Bluff Cove team who look forward to entertaining you.
You begin the tour at the pier, where you board mini-buses for a scenic 20-minute drive. You then transfer to 4x4 vehicles for an “off road” safari adventure. The experienced local drivers will give you an insight to Falkland farm life.
Upon arrival you will be met by Kevin with the knowledgeable and friendly Rangers. You can take a stroll around the penguin colony which features a scenic backdrop of a large lagoon and a white, sandy beach that is occasionally patrolled by sea lions from the nearby island. This beautiful pristine reserve is home to over 1,000 breeding pairs of gentoo penguins which protect the growing colony of king penguins and their chicks. Magellanic penguins burrow on the nearby island and can be found on the beach. Bird species that frequent or nest in the area include skuas, upland geese, ruddy-headed geese, magellanic oyster-catchers, South American terns, dolphin gulls, flightless Falkland steamer ducks, snowy sheathbills and southern giant petrels, among others.
Hattie and her team will serve you with complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate at the legendary Sea Cabbage Cafe on the beach together with her delicious home-baked treats. You can find out about the farm, the nearby 1863 'Sugar Wreck', the 1982 war with Argentina and the fabulous Lagoon wildlife as well as talk to Hattie about spinning and felting with the farm wool.
- Port: Stanley
- Duration: 3 hours
- Language: English
- Included: Cream tea at the Sea Cabbage Cafe
- Remarks: Sunscreen, layers of clothes, wind proof jacket and sensible shoes are recommended
- Walking information: Walking over grassland and sandy beach is included. There is a slope going down to the beach and Sea Cabbage Cafe. Assistance is available for those who are not confident on their feet.
- Not wheelchair accessible.