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Address: East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
Phone Number: 50052400
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Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands
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Amazing boys and girls in colorful tuxedos

If you can stand two+ hours in a Landie going off road to get here this is one of the best places to visit to get an impression of not just the penguins but also the sheer beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you can stand two+ hours in a Landie going off road to get here this is one of the best places to visit to get an impression of not just the penguins but also the sheer beauty and ruggedness of the Falklands landscape, bonus points for the local drivers which provide a unique insight into the Falklands mentality and... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, there have been heaps of praise for Volunteer Point and yes, they are well-deserved. We went with Estancia Tours and we HIGHLY recommend them. Our driver, Ken, was fantastic and added so much to our experience. He did a fantastic job just getting us to Volunteer Point. This place is isolated!! You have to travel to the end of... More 

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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a South America cruise, we booked a tour to Volunteer point through a local tour guide. The tour was to be paid in cash (GBP) so we ordered the pounds through our bank in preparation of the visit to the Falkland Islands. About two hours outside of the Falklands, the ship was slowed to allow evacuation of... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously? It's cold, windy, expensive and a long drive over bumpy terrain; but, YES, THIS IS A MUST DO! Our driver, Charlie was great. He was a soft spoken 72 year old former farmer on a smaller island in the Falklands now driving to supplement his pension. His 4x4 driving skills were incredible and he was very informative. Then there... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long ride on a bumpy road 2 hrs. the most in a 4x4 vehicle it's very rewarding to see the king peguins,babies & all as well as the Magellanic penguins.overall its a great tour, thank you to our driver/guide Kurt & Nyree-Estancia tour.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Volunteer Pointe on the 4th of January with Patrick Watts tours. The ride there was half the fun, with at least 1 hour over peat bogs off roading to get to the point. There were gentoo, magelanic, and king penguin rookeries with adults and youth that we got within 20-25 feet off. Amazing. We could see them... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came last year with a stay in the warden's house when the weather was overcast with some rain. This time, I was so pleased with the blue sky on a less windy day when I had a day trip from Stanley to Volunteer Point. The king penguins appeared to me to be more accustomed to visitors and they spread... More 

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a cruise from LA to Rio over 31 days and the Falkland Islands were on the tour. I had made some enquiry regarding a tour to see the Penguins the tour from the ship was very expensive. But I had seen recommendations for Patrick Watts Horizon tours. So I made contact by email and Patcik came back... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We toured Volunteer Piint through Estancia Tours. There are thousand of penguins here. It's a magical experience!

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had booked this trip before coming, but i am sure you can arrange it when you get hear. This is not somewhere you could hire a car and drive to as it is all off road driving and not for the fainthearted. Our driver Jimmy was knowledgeable and knew his way around. This is a great place to see... More 

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