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Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
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Delight in the playful antics of King Penguins during a half-day tour to Volunteer Point from Stanley in the Falkland Islands. With a professional guide, get acquainted with a variety of penguin species and listen to illuminating commentary as you see Gentoo and Magellanic penguins. Scour the sandy beach for lurking sea lions; ride in a powerful 4x4 jeep; and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, limited to four people.
  • Half-day tour to the King Penguin colony at Volunteer Point from Stanley
  • Marvel at more than 1200 breeding pairs of penguins in their natural environment
  • Learn about the behavior and physiology of varied species of penguin from your expert guide
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to four people
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Bottled water
Port pickup and drop-off
Include one hour's waiting time after ship's arrival
5 seats vehicles

Departure Point

Jetty Visitor Centre, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Top Private Tours

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Volunteer Point in Falkland Islands?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveller Tips

  • "Don't be concerned about reviews that talk about a bumpy ride." See review
  • "Long bumpy ride but so worth it to see the large colony of King penguins + Gentoos + 1 Macaroni hiding in the bunch." See review


31 reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travellers

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Amazing tour
, Mar. 2020
We were promptly met at the dock by our tour group. Our driver Darren was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the country's history and local flavors. We had a two hour drive to Volunteer point which is truly the best place to see three different species of penguins. They truly were in there natural habitat. They were literally feet away from us. The photos we took were amazing. Even with the two hour drive each way it was the experience of a lifetime and well worth it.
Falkland Island’s excellence.
, Mar. 2020
Nyree the leader of Estancia Travel in the Falkland Islands was excellent. Efficient caring safe and full of information is Nyree. On time we met at the Stanley jetty then drove into remote beautiful Falklands’ country over very rough ground. Volunteer Point is home to 3 varieties of penguins and much other bird life. Very different King, Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in abundance and together. This was a special day seeing the real Falklands Islands with a proud 7th generation lady. Nick.
Off-Roading AND Penguins
, Mar. 2020
Five stars are not nearly enough for this spectacular day visiting the penguins at Volunteer Point on the Falkland Islands. For all of us, this day was absolutely tops!!! The visit started as we climbed into 2 very tall Land Rovers, one driven by the tour provider, Jimmy Curtis; the other by Corey. We were soon to learn why the vehicles needed to be so tall. The terrain we traversed on the drive to our destination would have swallowed an average 4- wheel drive car. We also quickly appreciated the skill and knowledge of our drivers in being able to successfully negotiate the rugged and vast landscape. Along the way, Jimmy and Corey answered our questions, and informed us about the history and geology of the land over which we were traveling. It was a ride like no other — so much fun, so exciting — the journey alone would have been a very worthwhile adventure …. But the best was still to come…. Penguins!!! Thousands of penguins in their natural habitat! Gentoo, Magellanic, and a very impressive colony of breeding King penguins! And baby penguins, too! We were able to walk amongst these incredible creatures as long as we didn’t get too close, including staying outside a perimeter around the King breeding colony, or interfere with their passage to or from the beach. Periodically, we would squat down to take a photo and a penguin (often a juvenile) would inquisitively approach us, which was quite special. We were also able walk down to the beautiful, pristine beach where penguins would come and go from the water. It was a day like no other on what had already been a spectacular vacation – the true highlight of our trip. Jimmy’s professionalism and expertise were appreciated by our entire group. The schedule was planned to perfection, and there were no issues returning to our cruise ship on time. While vehicles of various tours do get stuck from time to time, Jimmy’s team traveled in caravan and experienced no issues coming or going. Finally, Jimmy accommodated our dietary restrictions with a nice boxed lunch for our return, and the communication leading up to, and during, our excursion was excellent. We enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend this Viator excursion and think Jimmy and his crew are exceptional!
Not to be missed
, Feb. 2020
Excellent opportunity to get up close to the King Penguin colony and experience the wild ladscape of the island. This is a tour not to be missed.
Experience of a Lifetime!
, Feb. 2020
Jimmy and Tonya were professional, knowledgeable of the area and history, and considerate of their guests. The long ride to Volunteer Point is well worth the time; an experience of a lifetime!!! Don't be concerned about reviews that talk about a bumpy ride. Jimmy and Tonya made sure all in our party were safe and comfortable.
Kings, Gentoos and Megallanics were awesome!!
, Feb. 2020
I was quite upset because the trip information promises 4 people to a 4X4 and we were 5 crammed into the 4x4. The guide said I could cancel if I wanted to, I said no as long as I get to sit in front. She allowed someone else to sit in front! They talked all the way there, the people at the back heard nothing unless we asked her to repeat. When we got there, a couple drivers stayed with the 4X4. Someone else's driver of same company was available for the people to ask questions. Came snack time, my keto lunch was no where to be found. I had 2 apples which was ok. Luckily we stopped at boot hill, which to me more than made up for the bad mood I was in. All in all, it was a great day. The King penguins behaved and posed for the many photo opportunities. The Gentoos were a little moody and the Megallanics were scarce.
Awesome Experience
Glenn H
, Jan. 2020
Out of all the possible Penguin tours through out South America this is by far the best!!! If heading South book months in advance, and enjoy!!!!
Fabulous volunteer point falklands
, Jan. 2020
This was simply the best the tour was wonderful the penguins amazing and our tour guide Steve alias Peter was sensational- happily recommend this tour to all
Wonderful close up with penguins
Elaine and Alvi... L
, Dec. 2019
Watched gentoos, Kings,and magellanics interact with their young. Also saw them jump into the waves and swim as well as return to the beach. Thrilling but the ride is difficult.
Fabulous Day
, Nov. 2019
Thanks to fellow Canadian/Brit Jimmy Curtis & co.this was a highlight of a great Antarctica trip. Long bumpy ride but so worth it to see the large colony of King penguins + Gentoos + 1 Macaroni hiding in the bunch. Competent company.Thx.JUST DO IT!!!!

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