Stanley/Falkland Is/Islas Malvinas
Kelp Point Exclusive Wildlife Excursion
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Approximately 6½ Hours
Kelp Point is a scenic corner of the Falkland Islands, and this exclusive tour brings you to this remote location in search of the archipelago's fantastic wildlife.
Travel by 4x4 vehicle, beginning with an hour on the island's main road network. You'll wind through the rugged Falklands landscape, taking in the geologically fascinating stone runs that were recognized for their unique characteristics and catalogued by Charles Darwin himself.
Next, the vehicle heads off-road for about 1½ hours, and the real adventure begins. The route takes you across one of the island's largest farms to the picturesque, secluded Kelp Point -- best known for its growing elephant seal colony. Observe these peculiar-looking marine mammals as they bask happily in the cold and blustery environment that they love. This is a truly unusual opportunity to observe them at relatively close range in their undisturbed habitat.
Next, you'll travel a short distance to a recently-established Gentoo penguin rookery. Enjoy a boxed lunch here, and you will have time to stroll along the nearby white-sand beach and admire any penguin inhabitants that are present. These are adorable creatures and are quite willing to go about their business as you watch them in complete fascination.
It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Wear sturdy walking shoes.