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Bluff Cove Lagoon

Bluff Cove Farm, East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZff, Falkland Islands
00 500 21720
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Lagoon on our ranch, Bluff Cove, is home to 3,000 Gentoo Penguins, a growing colony of King Penguins, and an abundance of other spectacular... more » Owner description: The Lagoon on our ranch, Bluff Cove, is home to 3,000 Gentoo Penguins, a growing colony of King Penguins, and an abundance of other spectacular wildlife on a beautiful wilderness beach only reached by our 4x4 vehicles. Home-baking and delicious local flavours are served with live music in the Sea Cabbage Café. The Museum tells the story of Bluff Cove. Our award winning tour is a fabulous combination of Falkland wildlife, heritage and hospitality. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The trip here is long, 19 hours on a plane to RAF Mount Pleasant and then another trek in a 4x4 along the Darwin Rd to Bluff Cove. I have to say that it really is worth it. The islands are wet, windy and wild but they also have a rugged beauty that is hard to match. To see penguins... More

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Fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Be prepared to get dirty, wet, and possible car sick. You'll take a trip on a Land Rover over peat bog, rocks (lots of rocks), and end up at Bluff Cove Lagoon. You'll arrive at a penguin habitat and see a few different varieties. We were there in their "summer" and got to see a lot of chicks. It was... More

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Victoria
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Landed via tender from the Zaandam and took a cruise-organized tour to Bluff Cove sanctuary. Starts with mini-van then transfers to 4-wheel drives ~ mostly older UK-Land Rovers across an otherwise impossible peat bog to Bluff Cove. Amazing sight/site of penguins standing en masse with some cute baby King penguins, looking like baby bears! Nice little cafe with home made... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a real surprise as we didn't know what to expect. We certainly got more than we bargained for! For starters, our guide and driver was the owner of the property and knew everything and everyone. He treated us to real inside information and gossip as we bounced our way to Bluff Cove. Once there, the penguins were truly... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Took the trip as part of a tour organised by Princess. Short minim coach trip to a point where you boarded 4 wheeled drive vehicles. The drivers were all locals who provided their own vehicles. They were interesting to converse with and you learned a lot about Falklands life. Once at Bluff Cove, there were King and Gentoo penguins to... More

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Athens GA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
73 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The ship tour to remote Bluff Cove was a highlight of our S. American cruise. A shuttle took us from the pier to a meeting point with a 4x4 which carted us bouncing across rocky bogs to the Cove. Well! Once there we saw a host of spectacular penguins up close. Then, we had tea and pastries with the warm... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went on a tour to Bluff Cove offered by the Princess cruise ship. We were on a wait list and then got our tickets. Book as soon as you get the cruise booked. All the penguin tours sold out quick. We loved our tour. We had a fantastic lady talk about the island on a short bus trip that... More

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Irvington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well, it was expensive. Go for it anyway. This may have been the best organized tour I have ever been on. It was certainly the most interesting. First -- the van driver --and only 16 in a van -- was very informative. Of course, driving on the "wrong" side of the road made the trip a little thrilling -- but... More

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Dallas TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We started with a fun, but bumpy ride in a Land Rover 4x4 for a few miles to the Cove. All of the drivers and locals know each other and help make the experience enjoyable. The Gentoo and King Penguins were everywhere to observe at the Cove. The walking was rough and remember that the penguins leave LOTS of their... More

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Rugby
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We visited Bluff Cove in February 2014 on a ship's excursion (Celebrity Infinity). We rarely use cruise line excursions as they are limited and overpriced. However, as we booked late, there was no opportunity of booking with locals and booking on the pier seemed unlikely. The trip was amazing and worth every penny. A mini-bus trip over hard roads for... More

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