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Stanley is home to 40 per cent of the islands’ 2,400 or so residents. This historic cathedral town now offers two small hotels, three guesthouses and a number of bed and breakfasts.

Although small, Stanley is a tidy and colourful town and you can enjoy relaxing here for a few days – walking around the town visiting the museums, war memorials and enjoying the hospitality of the residents.

There are a variety of sites worth take day trips to visit, including Volunteer Point, with its large colonies of king, Magellanic and gentoo penguins; Cape Dolphin, home to gentoo and Magellanic penguins and sealions; Cape Bougainville, which is very scenic with a large rockhopper penguin rockery and seals; Kidney Cove, with its small colony of king penguins and rockhopper penguins, and San Carlos, to visit the British Cemetery at Blue Beach and the Argentine Cemetery at Darwin.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: magellanic penguin, Peale’s dolphin, Commerson’s dolphin, sooty shearwater, southern right whale
  • Where: East Falkland, Falkland Islands

Wildlife trips

This 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

Festival of Wildlife Photography

Rightly referred to as ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’, South Georgia in spring during the breeding season is like being immersed in your very own private wildlife documentary. Join us on a Festival cruise for a celebration of Antarctica's wildlife, under the guidance of expert photographers.

  • When to go: Oct-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £8,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

South Georgia

Embark on a superb voyage to South Georgia, the remotest and wildest of the UK's Overseas Territories. After exploring the abundant wildlife of the Falkland Islands, it is a two day journey to South Georgia, where you will find snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and a huge numbers of seabirds and marine mammals.

  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 15-20 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £10,655 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Malvina House Hotel

Situated in the heart of Stanley, Malvina House is considered the town’s premier hotel, and offers beautiful views overlooking the natural harbour. It has 36 en suite rooms, a large bar-lounge area, spa and sauna and is only a few minutes’ walk from shops, pubs and historic sites and monuments