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Gypsy Cove

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Spot the Penguins

You can visit the Cove either by the local mini bus or take a walk, worth the trip to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sue_ken10
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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A good option, if you do not want a full day excursion

We took the shuttle bus from town. There at least 2 companies selling $20 round trip tickets for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alb2343
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Phelps
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can visit the Cove either by the local mini bus or take a walk, worth the trip to see the penguins out on the beach at this time of year moulting their fur. Guides along the way if you have any questions. Decent pathway...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sue_ken10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the shuttle bus from town. There at least 2 companies selling $20 round trip tickets for the 10 minute ride. When you are ready to return to town, your ticket will get you on any bus or van. There is a trail high...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alb2343
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magellanic penguin is beautiful and plentiful. Not as much as Volunteer Point. You can even see the nest of a penquin with her chick.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan Yiu Kai T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visits to penguin rookeries and trips are bookable at the visitor centre or from representatives outside VC. The Penguin shuttle to Gypsy Cove costs £15 return pp. Constant flow of buses. There's a very good circular walk from where you get off the buses where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Dabblings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located on the NE side of the island One can take the shuttle bus by the pier The entire walkway is well roped to prevent people from stepping off the official ‘path’ as there warnings everywhere there are hazards related to land mines...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank allanamyt2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay in Stanley on 1st Jan, we walked to Gypsy Cove from the cruise pier by ourselves and it took more or less an hour's time. The weather on that day was very windy and cloudy and we could see many shipwreck remains...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw our first Magellan Penguins, a beautiful walk along a pathway. Real pity that the area is still covered with mines from the war so access is limited to the path. They are working on removing the mines, but this is a massive operation that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ngwenyaglass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a lovely cove to visit but try to avoid the cruise ship days. Fabulous views and Magellanic penguins that must be very used to visitors by now. also a Gun emplacement and it is close to Stanley.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christianne D
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We visited on a cruise, and were concerned that we might not get a good and simple tour. But we met the guy from Eagle Tours at the jetty, and he gave us a really great tour to Gypsy Cove and other places close to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stephen486
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a wonderful place for those who wish to take photographs. There are penguins in burrows and on the beach (which is not accessible). The views are absolutely stunning on a sunny day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 6, 2019|
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Response from Aglassortwo | Reviewed this property |
Right at the Visitors Information Centre which is where the tender jetty is. Reps of the tour were standing near their vehicles looking for business when we got off the tender. Pretty easy.
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boocat149
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Harbridgetrek | Reviewed this property |
No we did not pre book the shuttle. When you step off the ship, there will be staff members from the shuttle service right there on the pier. You pay them directly. The cost was $20US per person. Children paid the same rate... More
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Dave K
December 1, 2017|
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Response from merc43 | Reviewed this property |
Yes i think most ships have bus trips there, it is a nkce walk rou d the boardwalk althougb day we were there not a lot of wildlife. Merc
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