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Volunteer Point

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Volunteer Point is a long long way over rough terrain in 4 wheel drive vehicles. Over 2 hours there and 75 minutes there and over 2 hours back over rough terrain is not the best way to see penguins!! Although you are seeing rare King...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s am amazing place however be prepared For 2 hours off road very hard drive. It’s one of the only places in the world you can Get up close to the kings.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a bucket list destination. We went on a Holland America Excursion. It is a slow four wheel drive trip across fields of peat to get to the colonies. Once you get there, it is up close and personal with King, Gentoo and Madgellenic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E2086BIedwardb
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a tour of Volunteer Point with Nyree of Estancia Excursions. It was the trip of a lifetime. There are thousands of nesting King Penguins as well as other varieties. Nyree met our cruise ship as soon as the tender docked. We were early...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rfcrouc
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky that our tender could arrive at Stanley, as that part of the world sometimes is tricky to land. We disembarked our ship on 25th Jan and Patrick was on the dock as promised, with his team of drivers. We were immediately despatched...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TILLYFARLAR
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the point on a tour from Estancia. It was a great 7 hour tour. It takes about two and a half hours to get to it with the last half being rough in a Land Rover but well worth it. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jotum
Reviewed 1 week ago

about 2 hrs drive from Puerto Argentino (Stanley) in off-road ways. You can only get there with a local guide. It's a long beach full of penguins, 3 types of them: the King Penguin, The Gentoo and the Magellanic penguins. it is a beautiful place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Less expensive and more personable than booking with the ship Jimmy Curtis did an amazing job sharing information and ensuring that we had the safest off-road experience. We rode in a Range Rover with another couple. He was careful to ensure that all his company...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the excursion that we looked forward to the most because it was our only chance to see the King Penguins. The Falkland Islands themselves are wonderful and not to be missed but the King Penguins is the best thing to do on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a trip to Volunteer Point with Nyree from Estancia tours. It was great: informative, interesting, and unique. We walked around and next to fields of thousands of three types of penguins just feet from us. Well worth the trip and the highlight of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Linda E
January 29, 2019|
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Response from Sydney243 | Reviewed this property |
The tour companies generally collect money once you are on the tour so you don’t have to pay if the ship doesn’t get in. We asked our guide how often the ships can’t get in and he said it wasn’t very often. We used Patrick... More
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A_Little_Traveller
January 11, 2019|
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Response from on4bam | Reviewed this property |
It's a few 100m. There's a small shelter (and toilets) where the 4x4 parks. There are no manmade paths to follow.
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