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Bleaker Island is a small working sheep farm, roughly 18 kilometres long and just one and a half kilometers wide, and is home to a large colony of rockhopper pengiuns.

In addition to the rockhopper penguin colony (over 750 pairs), the island is also home to Magellanic and gentoo penguins and has a large king cormorant colony. Striated caracaras are often seen, and whales and sea lions patrol the coast. The island has many pools, which are home to a large number of waterfowl including white-tufted, and silver grebes and black-necked swans.

Offering some wonderful walks along its long sandy beaches and teeming with wildlife, Bleaker Island quietly enchants the visitor with its natural beauty.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: gentoo penguin, king cormorant, magellanic penguin, rockhopper penguin, striated caracara
  • Where: East Falkland, Falkland Islands

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Highlights of The Falkland Islands

Famed for their wild and remote location, the Falkland Islands are home to a superb collection of hardy wildlife. This suggested itinerary visits all the islands that are open to visitors, where you will find beaches filled with seals and sealions, five species of penguins, and over 200 bird species.

  • When to go: Oct-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Falklands Wildlife Photography

This tour to the Falkland Islands has been designed to maximise the photographic potential with visits to several penguin colonies, as well as sealion and elephant seals hauled out on beaches. An ideal tour if you want to get up close to penguins and many of the islands' other birds and wildlife.

  • When to go: Dec-Jan
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Bleaker Island Settlement

Home to only two inhabitants, Bleaker is an isolated island, ideal for those who want to discover the Falklands off the beaten track and fully appreciate the unique environment. The wildlife is conveniently located close to the settlement where two of the four houses accommodate visitors.