Experience vast numbers of Black-browed albatross, Rock-hopper penguins, and superb cliff scenery on a full day excursion to this island which lies off the most north-westerly point of West Falkland. West Point Island is 12km southwest of Carcass Island .
The sailing time between Carcass and West Point on SeaQuest is approximately 40 minutes. During the crossing the dolphins and birds swooping down to feed in the rich seas will keep you entertained. Occasionally you will also be able to spot whales (sei whales are the most commonly seen in the Falklands).
Once on West Point Island you are free to explore the picturesque settlement and make your way to the wildlife hotspot called Devil's Nose Cliffs. You can make your own way to Devils Nose or a ride may be available in a ubiquitous Land Rover. Over 2000 pairs of Black-browed albatross breed here alongside over 500 pairs of Rockhopper penguins. On the journey to or from West Point, SeaQuest can circumnavigate West Point Island to give spectacular photographic opportunities of the cliffs and gullies home to over 14,000 pairs of Black-browed albatross. The circumnavigation of the island is weather and seas permitting.
SeaQuest can trasnport up to 12 passengers in comfort and there is easy viewing during the journey as the passenger cabin is surrounded by windows. Mike and Nicky McCrae are your captain and guide respectively for the day.
The tour includes a smoko break on arrival at West Point and a packed lunch which is prepared for you that morning on Carcass Island.
This tour without doubt will be one of the high-lights of your visit to the Falklands.
Images Courtesy Nicola Granger. SeaQuest images courtesy Lorraine McGill.