The Bluff Cove Team invites you to a beautiful lagoon. You commence the tour at the pier in mini-buses for a scenic 20-minute drive. Then you transfer to the 4x4 vehicles for an “off road” safari adventure with experienced local drivers who will give an insight to Falkland farm life. For your comfort there is a maximum of four passengers per vehicle.
Meet more than 2,000 penguins
When you arrive at Bluff Cove Lagoon you will be met by rangers who will take you down to the beach to meet the penguins. Wander at your leisure on the sandy white beach and see penguins in their natural environment. There are approximately 1 000 pairs of gentoo penguins, a growing colony of king penguins and maybe some Magellan penguins visiting from the nearby East Island. Trust us when we say that this will be quite an overwhelming experience! The site is very photogenic with a large lagoon and a long sandy beach. The place is occasionally patrolled by sea lions from East Island and there is a good chance of seeing dolphins playing in the surf where the waves break on the beach. In addition, there will be a large variety of sea birds to see such as snowy sheathbills, southern giant petrels, pied oyster catchers, white rumped sandpipers, two-banded plovers, dolphin gulls and South American terns.
Diddle-Dee jam – a taste of Falkland’s wild pastures
The Sea Cabbage Café is tucked under a grass bank facing the beach. In comfortable warm rooms, heated by a traditional peat stove, you can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate and heaps of delicious homemade cakes, cookies, and scones with Diddle-Dee jam.
A small museum by the beach depicts life in the Falklands and tells the story of Bluff Cove.