This wonderful tour gives you an exclusive opportunity to observe the most whimsical members of the penguin world, the Rockhopper Penguin, as they cavort in their natural environment.
Boarding your minibus at the pier, your excursion begins with a brief tour of Stanley, passing several of the town's main highlights before heading off on a newly constructed road to Murrell Farm. Due to this recent construction, visitors now have had the chance to experience these delightful penguins which are rarely found in other destinations. Along the way, you'll view the interesting and varied landscape of the island, including the mountainous areas that were involved in the later stages of the Falklands conflict. A scenic vantage point along your route also allows for some excellent panoramic views of the capital Stanley and your ship in the harbor.
Arriving at Murrell Farm, you'll transfer to a 4X4 vehicle where an experienced overland driver will expertly navigate the rugged terrain that brings you to the Rockhopper Colony, all the while providing colorful commentary about the area and the penguins. Upon reaching the penguin site, wardens will be on hand to offer their assistance and answer any questions you may have. No doubt you will watch in delight as these charismatic creatures entertain you with their antics and elegantly pose for your photos.
Your stop here spans just over one hour, allowing ample time to fully enjoy these utterly charming and playful penguins, in what will no doubt be one of the highlights of your trip. Coffee, tea and a light snack will be available before it's time to return to the pier in Stanley.
Please note: This tour consists of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes of travel time, much of which is on a 4X4 vehicle, traveling at times over rugged terrain. Therefore, this tour may not be suitable for those who cannot sit for extended periods of time or suffer from motion sickness. While there is a moderate amount of walking, the terrain at the penguin colony is uneven and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, warm waterproof clothing and a warm hat are recommended.