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Address: East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
Phone Number: +500 52400
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An experience not to be missed

We had several 4wd vehicles in our group, 4 per vehicle. Tamara our guide and driver was wonderful. It is a strenuous drive to Volunteer Point over very rough terrain (peat bogs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jan D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had several 4wd vehicles in our group, 4 per vehicle. Tamara our guide and driver was wonderful. It is a strenuous drive to Volunteer Point over very rough terrain (peat bogs), but the guides are very experienced and knowledgeable. Once at the site it is totally amazing!!! Thousands of King penguins, and Magellan and Gentoo penguins as well. Adults,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling by cruise ship and had about seven hours in the Falkland Islands, and we had signed up for the 4 x 4 trip to Volunteer Point. It was the highlight of our cruise. First, our driver, Toni, was amazing. She was an excellent driver and amazing tour guide. Being a sixth generation Falkland Islander she knew how... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim met our explorer vessel at 8.0 and with his comfortable Landcruiser took us to the Volunteer Point penguin colonies ( King , Gentoo and Magellanic penguins ) in the beautiful setting of Volunteer point beach reserve . his knowledge was excellent and while we wandered for 2 1/4 hours on our own around the colonies in the crisp wind... More 

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sydney, australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were picked up on schedule by a Patrick Watts driver, Derek, a very I formative and entertaining guide. The 4wd drive overeat bogs is quite rough but one gets a really good idea of the beautifully bleak landscape. And when you get to your destination, simply mind blowing! Thousands of gorgeous king penguins and their pups, and a lovely... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW. This is the best place in the world to see thousands and thousands of King Penguins, from babies to grown ups. A tranquil place to walk, take pics of a lifetime, and experience firsthand.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Jimmy Curtis to transport us to Volunteer Port (you can find him on Facebook). The entire day was beyond our expectations. By far, it was the highlight of the entire cruise. Our time in Stanley and at Volunteer Point was exceptional from the moment we stepped off our tender until we returned. - The travel there and back... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 night there. Derek and Trudi were very nice people. Derek shown to us the best spots to visit. He gave us even more than we expected : a free safari 4x4 tour far at the tip of the point where nobody go ! The wildlife there was fabulous ! We really felt at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Firstly the logistics. Volunteer Point is 2 hour plus of off road driving experience. An organised trip is a must as this will have backup vehicles with you in case of getting stuck, it does happen. Local trips can be arranged in advance and will include the admission fee which is needed to enter Volunteer Point. Probably pay around £80... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

During our two-week cruise to South America, we went to Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands to see the penguins. On the day of our port stop in Stanley, we got up extra early to ensure our seats on the first tender ashore (something I highly recommend). Be advised, sometimes cruise ships skip their scheduled stop in the Falkland Islands... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I was lucky enough to be part of a group from our cruise ship to go with Patrick. Our driver, Matthew, was one of the best, always pulling the other drivers out when they got stuck! To stand on the beach and watch the penquins in their groups, swimming and fishing and feeding the chicks was amazing. They would walk... More 

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