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At 38 kilometres long, Pebble Island has a wide variety of terrain, offering shelter and protection to an equally wide ranging breeding population of birds and mammals.

Pebble Island is the only place in the Falkland Islands where all six species of penguin known to visit the islands have been seen: Magellanic, gentoo, rockhopper, macaroni, king, and erect-crested.

There are 42 resident bird species; each year the island seems to act as a magnet for rare visitors from mainland South America, such as the black-necked swan.

For military historians or the merely curious, there are aircraft remains to see from the 1982 re-occupation of the Falklands, when the airstrip at Pebble Island was invaded by the SAS. There is also a memorial to HMS Coventry, looking out to her final resting place – just 16 kilometres off the coast.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: black-necked swan, erect-crested penguin, South American sealion, peregrine falcon, Commerson’s dolphin
  • Where: West Falkland, Falkland Islands

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

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 £6,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Pebble Island Lodge

Pebble Island Lodge is a comfortable friendly accommodation which was formerly the farm manager’s house and focal point of this 8,000 hectare estate. Your hosts will lead off-road tours in 4x4 vehicles, and boat trips to neighbouring islands offer an opportunity to see ocean birds such as black-browed albatross.