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Volunteer Point

East Falkland, Falkland Islands
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hameln
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are lucky enough to visit the Falklands, a visit to Volunteer Point is a must. There is a variety of penguins including the largest King Penguin colony on island. It really is a must see and a fantastic photo opportunity, you won't be disappointed. There are basic amenities, like loos etc and a portacabin to shelter from the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you are lucky enough to make it to the Falkland islands, a trip to Volunteer Point is a must, walking amongst hundreds and hundreds of penguin of various breeds in a pristine beach location. We were fortunate to find Jimmy Curtis to take us there. A local with an engaging personality and an impressive knowledge of the Island's history.... More

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Malibu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Four of us loaded into a Land Rover in Stanley and took off for Volunteer Point. The first part of the trip was on paved roads and smooth as could be. The landscape was different than I had ever experienced. About half way on our journey we left the road and travelled across desolate plains, just bumping along. It was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We did the Holland America trip Dec 2013 - just BRILLIANT! It is by no means a drive-by. the ship pushes past iceburgs, and goes right down to where the small (expensive) ships go, but in **** comfort. Millions of penguins, dozens of whales Great seabirds. On board we had commentaries and excellent talks by ice scientists, a professional birdwatcher,... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were on a Princess cruise to the Falklands in March 2014. We booked the Patrick Watts tour 6 months early and we were so happy we did. What a great cross country adventure to go to Volunteer Point with the King Penguins, the Gentoo and Megellan penguins close up with their babies. What an improvement over the Puerto Madryn... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This tour was great and exceeded my expectations. It is one of few opportunities to see the King, Gentoo and Magellan penguins in the one location at the one time. The trek to Volunteer Point is a tour in itself, quite adventurous. At Volunteer Point, there are some areas (the colonies) that are marked out which humans cannot venture into,... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

To walk side by side with penguins to the shore. Have Kings looking after their young in front of you, so close you feel like a proud father. watch sea lions on the shoreline looking for prey. strolling through the dunes being watched by wildlife as if you are family, life simply doesn't get any better. This trip I was... More

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Palm City, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Estancia Tours to Volunteer Point- The use of the term “tour” is a misnomer as this tour company, the renowned Patrick Watts tours or any other Volunteer Point tour company really just provide transportation from the port in Stanley to Volunteer Point in 4-wheel drive vehicles that could comfortably seat 3-passengers but are crammed with four people so take pity... More

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Montreal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wow. That's all I can say. THANK YOU JIMMY! Volunteer Point is an exceptional place for any animal lover, however, I think it is only a part of what visitors to the Falkland Islands should experience. Thanks to Jimmy Curtis and Volunteer Point Tours, our time in Stanley and at Volunteers was exceptional from the moment we stepped off our... More

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New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our final stop during our three weeks on the Falkland Islands was Volonteer Point. Located about 2 hours drive from Stanley, it is close enough for a day trip; however, we were fortunate enough to be able to spend the night with the Warden and his wife, in a tiny house heated by peat fuel, sharing their meals. A 15... More

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