Falklands Wildlife

Overview

Explore the Falklands Islands on this fascinating 8 day tour that takes you to Sea Lion Island, Pebble Island and East Falkland Island where the capital, Stanley is located. Discover the rugged beauty of this remote archipelago and its abundance of incredible wildlife. The Falkland Islands are an exceptional place for wildlife viewing with vast seabird colonies, two endemic birds, several species of penguins, sea lions and elephant seals all featuring on the extensive list. 

TRIP CODE
ARTSFW8
DEPARTURE
Saturdays
DURATION
8 Days
LOCATIONS
Falklands Islands

Itinerary

Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

• Full board accommodation (all meals included) at Pebble Lodge and Sea Lion Lodge
• Hotel accommodation including breakfast at The Waterfront Hotel, Stanley
• All domestic flights
• Airport transfers as listed
• Excursions as listed:
- Full day guided tour and half day tour on Pebble Island
- Guided introductory tour on Sea Lion Island
- City tour & museum visit in Stanley
- Full day excursion to Volunteer Point including a packed lunch

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

FROM GBP$400 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 

Notes

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Season and availability

Sustainability

GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC
RECOMMENDATION XVIII-1, ADOPTED AT THE ANTARCTIC TREATY MEETING, KYOTO, 1994
Activities in the Antarctic are governed by the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 and associated agreements, referred to collectively as the Antarctic Treaty System. The Treaty established Antarctica as a zone of peace and science.
In 1991, the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties adopted the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, which designates the Antarctic as a natural reserve. The Protocol sets out environmental principles, procedures and obligations for the comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment, and its dependent and associated ecosystems. The Consultative Parties have agreed that as far as possible and in accordance with their legal system, the provisions of the Protocol should be applied as appropriate. The Environmental Protocol was ratified in January 1998.
The Environmental Protocol applies to tourism and non-governmental activities, as well as governmental activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. It is intended to ensure that these activities, do not have adverse impacts on the Antarctic environment, or on its scientific and aesthetic values.
This Guidance for Visitors to the Antarctic is intended to ensure that all visitors are aware of, and are therefore able to comply with, the Treaty and the Protocol. Visitors are, of course, bound by national laws and regulations applicable to activities in the Antarctic.

PROTECT ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE
Taking or harmful interference with Antarctic wildlife is prohibited except in accordance with a permit issued by a national authority.
Do not use aircraft, vessels, small boats, or other means of transport in ways that disturb wildlife, either at sea or on land.
Do not feed, touch, or handle birds or seals, or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behavior. Special care is needed when animals are breeding or molting.
Do not damage plants, for example by walking, driving, or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered scree slopes.
Do not use guns or explosives. Keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife.
Do not bring non-native plants or animals into the Antarctic, such as live poultry, pet dogs and cats, or house plants.
RESPECT PROTECTED AREAS
A variety of areas in the Antarctic have been afforded special protection because of their particular ecological, scientific, historic, or other values. Entry into certain areas may be prohibited except in accordance with a permit issued by an appropriate national authority.
Activities in and near designated Historic Sites and Monuments and certain other areas may be subject to special restrictions.
Know the locations of areas that have been afforded special protection and any restrictions regarding entry and activities that can be carried out in and near them.
Observe applicable restrictions.
Do not damage, remove, or destroy Historic Sites or Monuments or any artifacts associated with them.
RESPECT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Do not interfere with scientific research, facilities or equipment.
Obtain permission before visiting Antarctic science and support facilities; reconfirm arrangements 24-72 hours before arrival; and comply with the rules regarding such visits.
Do not interfere with, or remove, scientific equipment or marker posts, and do not disturb experimental study sites, field camps, or supplies.
BE SAFE
Be prepared for severe and changeable weather and ensure that your equipment and clothing meet Antarctic standards. Remember that the Antarctic environment is inhospitable, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous.
Know your capabilities and the dangers posed by the Antarctic environment, and act accordingly. Plan activities with safety in mind at all times.
Keep a safe distance from all wildlife, both on land and at sea.
Take note of, and act on, the advice and instructions from your leaders; do not stray from your group.
Do not walk onto glaciers or large snow fields without the proper equipment and experience; there is a real danger of falling into hidden crevasses.
Do not expect a rescue service. Self-sufficiency is increased and risks reduced by sound planning, quality equipment, and trained personnel.
Do not enter emergency refuges (except in emergencies). If you use equipment or food from a refuge, inform the nearest research station or national authority once the emergency is over.
Respect any smoking restrictions, particularly around buildings, and take great care to safeguard against the danger of fire. This is a real hazard in the dry environment of Antarctica.
KEEP ANTARCTICA PRISTINE
Antarctica remains relatively pristine, the largest wilderness area on Earth. It has not yet been subjected to large-scale human perturbations. Please keep it that way.
Do not dispose of litter or garbage on land. Open burning is prohibited.
Do not disturb or pollute lakes or streams. Any materials discarded at sea must be disposed of properly.
Do not paint or engrave names or graffiti on rocks or buildings.
Do not collect or take away biological or geological specimens or man-made artifacts as a souvenir, including rocks, bones, eggs, fossils, and parts or contents of buildings.
Do not deface or vandalize buildings or emergency refuges, whether occupied, abandoned, or unoccupied.​​

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Waterfront Hotel - Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Standard Room
The Waterfront is a small boutique hotel situated in central Stanley just steps away from local amenities and attractions. The hotel has just undergone major renovation works resulting in individually designed bedroom suites and luxury rooms featuring Hypnos beds, rated as “the best beds in the world”.
 
 Pebble Island Lodge - Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Standard Room
n the heart of the settlement is Pebble Island Lodge. Originally built as the farm manager's house in 1928, it has always been a focal point of this remote island community. Converted to a tourist lodge in 1987, and extensively renovated more recently, it is now ideally adapted to suit the needs of visitors from around the world. Great care has been taken to ensure that it retains the warm and friendly atmosphere of a traditional Falkland farm house. It provides a superb base from which to explore Pebble Island.
 
 Sea Lion Lodge - Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Standard Room
Sea Lion Lodge is a 3 star hotel and the most Southerly British Lodge Hotel in the world. The accommodation is welcoming, homely and very comfortable. Guests can expect all the home comforts including central heating and en-suites in every room. Sealion Lodge is comprised of 1 family room (double, single and two bunks), 5 twin rooms (2 single beds in each), 1 triple room (double and a single bed), 2 double rooms (double bed in each) and 1 single room. The Lodge offers spectacular views of the South Atlantic – there is nothing but water between Sea Lion Island and Antarctica. Sea Lion Lodge has a no smoking policy except in designated uncovered outside area.

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