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Address: East Falkland, Falkland Islands

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Volunteer Point sightseeing tour

Part of my Island tour, obviously knowing the history, it was good to join the dots so to speak. A bleak landscape but worth seeing

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Part of my Island tour, obviously knowing the history, it was good to join the dots so to speak. A bleak landscape but worth seeing

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Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited Volunteer point in Jan 2015 on a Princess cruise.The excursion with the cruise ship is expensive and twice the price of the private ones which have got great reviews.We would have gone private but they did not answer my concerns fully as what will happen if their 4 X 4 stalls etc since we did not wanted to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Found information on Patrick on Tripadvisor and oh what a find. Patrick is most efficient at replying to email and very informative - a very pleasant man too and now somewhat of a star if you are watching An Island Parish! On arrival in Port Stanley via cruise ship, Patrick's drivers were on the dock with boards listing the names... More 

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Chicago
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31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Booked easily on line and half the price of the cruise ship excursion this is trip is nothing short of fabulous. Yes, it is off roading and yes, there are no roads here but OMG what a fun day and Jimmy makes it all work! Easy to book online with quick responses. We met at the appointed time, piled into... More 

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Oxford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a very famous area of the World for it's wildlife; I was talked into going by a few colleagues at work and the journey there and back, were the 2 worst journeys of my life as there were no roads most of the way and you simply travelled cross-country over the peat, up and dowm, up and down..........

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Saint Donat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Derek Pettersson took our group of travelers to Volunteer Point. Memorable ride over land (no road!). He brought us without any problem to his beach. There were thousands of penguins, King, Gentoo, Magellanic. Of particular interest was the King penguin nursery. Derek knows his penguins very well: he is the warden of the park and lives at Volunteer Point. Highly... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We did this through our cruise line and were a little sceptical at first die to the price. This was will worth it though, the nature is amazing and the beach itself very pretty too. Make sure you look at other penguins as well, it's not only the kings ;-)

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The ride to Volunteer Point is part of the adventure but you have to be ready for it! After a gravel road you still have to go about 1.5 hours each way on "no road at all", you basically are driving on the fields. Up and down on very very uneven terrain. If you have a history of back problems... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went with Patrick Watt's tour and our driver was Derek. Yes, the off road ride was long, but well worth it. The ride back seemed longer, of course. But we saw many penguins - gentoos, magellanic and fascinating king penguins. The kings were in their "birthing" season and many had babies beside them or were sitting on eggs. They... More 

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Vancouver
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I cannot even begin to say enough about Volunteer Point, our experience and the incredible service provided to us by Estancia Excursions, specifically Nyree! This truly is a once in a lifetime experience and to be lead by locals - is like experiencing a short snipit as a day in the life.... Volunteer Point was absolutely everything I could ever... More 

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