Penguins, seals, albatross - all in their natural environment, without viewing platforms or hundreds of other people to jostle with to get the perfect photograph; white sandy beaches, rolling grasslands, superb walking opportunities, clear unpolluted skies and crime free. If the natural world is more appealing to you than city life then the Falklands may be the destination for your next holiday. We are quietly confident that by the time you leave you will fully understand why the Falkland Islands are the natural choice.
Wildlife & Birding
The Falkland Islands are renowned for their spectacular wildlife. The majority of destinations we offer in the islands provide a good opportunity to view many species of birds and animals. We can advise you on those destinations that offer the most rewarding encounters with our wildlife.
The battlefields and war memorials which remain as a reminder of the Falklands war in 1982 can be visited independently or as part of a guided tour tailored to your requests. Memorials close to Stanley are the Liberation Monument, Mount Tumbledown, Cape Pembroke – Atlantic Conveyor Memorial.
Peace and Relaxation
Wide open spaces, perfectly clear skies, pure white sandy beaches and refreshingly clean air – coupled with wonderful hospitality, comfortable lodges, great local food and certainly no over-crowding, the Falkland Islands are the perfect destination for a relaxing break away from the real world. The rugged wilderness of the Falkland Islands and the diversity of the landscape make for ideal hiking conditions. Wilderness is in no short supply, with the freedom to explore without the restriction of walking tracks and barriers. Many Falkland Islanders still lead a unique lifestyle in the camp and there are plenty of opportunities for visitors to experience this way of life in the Falklands. Camp derives from the Spanish word campo meaning countryside.
A fishing trip to the Falklands Islands is a unique experience and can provide a sport of the highest quality. Fish amidst spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife. Relax in the warmth of comfortable lodges and cottages offering Falklands hospitality.
Sea Trout Season: 01 September – 30 April. Fish for for sea trout and mullet on the Warrah River staying at Port Howard Lodge. A relaxing trip and casual fishing can be enjoyed at Roy Cove. Close to Stanley, you can fish at the Murrell River or the San Carlos River.
When to visit
The main season runs from October to April with the shoulders being primarily attractive to those visitors with an interest in fishing. November to February is prime wildlife-viewing time. Take a look at the wildlife calendar to see what stage each species is at in its breeding cycle to help you decide on the timing of your visit. It is possible to visit the Islands anytime of year however most of the main destinations are closed out of season.
The Falklands are sold purely on a tailor-made basis so your itinerary will be created to suit your specific length of stay, interests (whether it be wildlife watching, walking, military history, fishing or just general interest) and budget. In addition, the Falklands are an ideal add-on to a mainland South American holiday or perhaps as a pre or post Antarctic and/or South Georgia cruise tour destination.
Our sample itineraries will give you an idea of what is possible within one to two weeks. Please feel free to suggest any amendments you may wish to ensure you end up with a programme that suits you. Please contact us for further information.
For information on the birds and mammals of the falkland islands click here.
Main image - Pebble Island, courtesy Brad Moriarity and Cat Davidson.