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Destination - Saunders Island

This 30,000 acre island, situated about three miles off the north west coast of West Falkland, is still an active sheep farm and is important historically for being the site of the first British settlement in 1765. It is one of the Falklands supreme wildlife sites, with Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and rare sighting of Macaroni and Chinstrap penguins. Since 1980 a small breeding colony of King penguins has become established. Four species of raptors, King and Rock cormorants, Black-necked swans and many other shorebirds are easily accessible from the settlement or at the many and varied wildlife ‘hotspots’ around the island.

However the attraction to the wildlife enthusiast is undoubtedly the Black-browed albatross colony which stretches along the north coast from The Neck, so named because it is a narrow sandy isthmus between two high parts of the island. The northern beach is covered in stunning white sand pounded by majestic surf and is home to all of the penguin and bird species listed above. The wildlife colonies continue along the north coast to Rookery Mountain. The “shower” formed by fresh water running down over the cliff and used by the Rockhopper penguins to preen their feathers makes for great photographs. On rare occasions Fin and Sei Whales have been seen off the island. In all cases amazing photo opportunities abound, and Saunders Island is the perfect place to escape from the pressures of urban life.

Accommodation

Unlike other destinations in the Falklands, on Saunders Island there are various options for accommodation:


The Neck
Approximately one hours drive (10 miles) from the settlement … isolated but ideal for prime wildlife viewing.
• 2 quadruple bedrooms (bunkbeds)
• Shared bathroom (bath/WC/sink)
• Shared kitchen/seating area
• Self-catering accommodation only
• Gas fired cooker, hot water and heater
• All bed linen, towels, crockery and cooking utensils supplied
• Power (available 24 hours) and central heating
Please note: This accommodation is only available for a minimum stay of 4 nights.

Rookery Inn
A new 2 bedroomed cottage on the north coast beneath Rookery Mt. looking over the cliffs and albatross colonies.
• 2 twin bedrooms
• Shared bathroom (shower/WC/sink)
• Shared kitchen/seating area
• Self-catering accommodation only
• Gas fired cooker, hot water and heater
• All bed linen, towels, crockery and cooking utensils supplied
• Power (available 24 hours) and central heating

Settlement
Two cottages provide accommodation in the settlement for those who prefer not to be too isolated:

Main House
• 1 double, 1 triple, 2 twins, 1 single room
• Shared shower room, bathroom and WC
• Kitchen, lounge and dining area
• Central heating throughout
• Self-catering accommodation only
• Gas cooker, fridge, microwave
• All bed linen, towels, crockery and cooking utensils supplied
• 24 hour electricity. WIFI.

Stone Cottage
• 1 double and 2 twin rooms
• Shared bathroom and toilet
• Scullery and lounge
• Central heating throughout
• Self-catering accommodation only
• Gas cooker, fridge, microwave
• All bed linen, towels, crockery and cooking utensils supplied
• 24 hour electricity

Tours to The Neck and Rookery Mt. available. Please note: Tours to The Neck are only available for guests who have a minimum stay of 2 nights in the settlement.
Small store with range of tinned, dried and frozen foods available. Fresh meat, eggs, milk and bread also available. Ask about our pre-catered meal packs from Stanley.



Itineraries

Wildlife Watch

Falklands Discovery

Seabirds and Seals



PDF Downloads

Saunders Island Map
Saunders Island 2







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