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Saunders Island

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A beautiful island with a double beach and an absolute abundance of wildlife. Several kinds of... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Rotterdam, Nederland
Fantastic Wildlife

Just left after a 2 night stay. We couldn't get in at the Neck so had one night in the settlement... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Derek S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A beautiful island with a double beach and an absolute abundance of wildlife. Several kinds of penuins (gentoo, rockhopper, magelhaen and king), albatrosses, cormorants, vultures, skuas and more. Be on the lookout for fin and sei whales in nearby waters

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I expected so much from this visit but was disappointed for a number of reasons. The drive to the Rookery from the airstrip is along wide cleared tracks which I thought detracted from the scenery. The two room lodge is fine and provides all you...More

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Just left after a 2 night stay. We couldn't get in at the Neck so had one night in the settlement and one at the Rookery. We booked a day trip in advance to the Neck by e mail. The settlement accommodation is basic but...More

3  Thank Derek S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a wonderful 4 days in late October on Saunders.Island. Three nights at the Rookery and one at the Settlement with a day trip to the Neck, The accommodation at the Rookery was excellent with the real advantage of being able to access the...More

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Probably my favourite place in the Falkland Islands. Plenty of Gentoo, Rock Hopper, Magellanic penguins plus a dozen or so Kings. Striated Caracara, Turkey Vulture, Kelp Gulls, Dolphin Gulls, Southern Giant Petrels Kelp Goose and Upland Goose plus the best of all the Black Browed...More

Thank Irons181
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Visited here recently whilst on an Expedition Trip. Beautiful scenery and stunning wildlife. Had to keep my eyes peeled to make sure I didn't fall over a penguin. Well worth the walk to see the King's, Rockhopper's and Albatross. If you ever get the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Saw four breeds of penguin, King, Rock Hopper, Magellenic and Gentoo. Also saw Black Browed Alabatross. Also many kind of birds, Kelp gulls, Dolphin gulls.

Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Expect basic accomodation and a fantastic location. The neck has a portakabin type place overlooking the two beaches. You are a bit at the mercy of those who preceeded you in the two four person bedrooms, one shower room/toilet , and kitchen/living room accomodation. We...More

Thank oneh
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed at the portakabin at the neck on Saunders island for 4 nights as part of a photography group (7 people). The portakabin is a remote self-catering facility. The portakabin has 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has bunkbeds accommodating 4 people. There is a bathroom...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited as part of an Antarctic cruise and although we were 110 passengers were treated warmly by the owner and his family. My spouse was on crutches and Biffa (the owners's sister) kindly offered to take us to see the island by Range Rover...More

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