Named after the survey vessel on which Horatio Nelson served, the owners of the island avoided introducing cats and rats, meaning that the wildlife here has no predators and tends to be carefree, trusting and approachable.
The island is particularly known for its colonies of Magellanic and gentoo penguins, and is also home to 2,000 breeding pairs of blackbrowed albatross and 500 pairs of rockhopper penguins, an amazing sight!
In addition, there is a large colony of striated caracara (Johnny rook), a small elephant seal colony, king cormorants and night herons.
- Ideal for viewing: elephant seal, gentoo penguin, king cormorant, magellanic penguin, striated caracara
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.
- Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
- Duration exc. international flights: 17 days
South Atlantic Wildlife Spectacular
The Falkland Islands are the most accessible place to see breeding colonies of true sub-Antarctic species such as albatross, rockhopper, magellanic, gentoo and king penguins, sealions, orca and elephant seals. As with all the wildlife here, most are extremely approachable, giving unparalleled opportunities for photography.
- Trip type: Group tour
- Duration exc. international flights: 13 days
Carcass Island Homestay
This very homely and comfortable accommodation is in the owner’s house which has one double and three twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.