Travel to the Bluff Cove Lagoon on an off-road adventure to discover the penguin colony in this natural habitat. Visit the small museum and enjoy home-made goodies at the cozy café.
Start with a scenic 20-minute drive on mini-buses and transfer to 4x4 vehicles for an off road adventure with experienced local drivers. Upon arrival at the lagoon, you’ll be met by rangers and will be able to wander around the penguin colony and along the sandy white beach at leisure. There are approximately 1,000 pairs of Gentoo penguins and a growing colony of King penguins here. The site is very photogenic with a large lagoon and long sand beach, home to a variety of seabirds. Sea lions and dolphins have been spotted here on occasion.
The Sea Cabbage Café offers comfortable, warm rooms, heated by a traditional peat stove. Here you can enjoy delicious home-made cakes, cookies, and scones with coffee or hot chocolate. The Bluff Cove Museum by the beach depicts life in the Falklands and tells the story of Bluff Cove. Visitors can find out about the farm, the wildlife here, and watch a demonstration of spinning and felting with local wool. There is a small gift shop offering unique souvenirs.
Need to Know:
Note: Minimal walking is required, although some is on uneven terrain from the vehicles to the penguins. Tour is not recommended for those with neck, back problems or mobility challenges. Tour participation is limited and a minimum number of participants is required for tour to operate – book early to avoid disappointment. Weather in the Falklands is unpredictable and temperatures fluctuate, dress in layers.