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“This was a Hightlight of our Vacation!”

Estancia Excursions
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Stanley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Wildlife & Battlefield Tours in the Falkland Islands for Land Based and Cruise Passengers. Destinations include Volunteer Point, Cape Dolphin, Cape Bougainville, Stanley Mountains, Goose Green/Darwin and San Carlos.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Contacted the company as we were to be in for a day off a cruise ship. Nyree, the owner, quickly got back to us. They take a maximum of 4 people in a Land Rover to Volunteer Point. The ride was over 2 hrs each way, and 1/2 the time over VERY bumpy terrain as you can see in my pictures. It was pretty uncomfortable so with anyone with neck/back/hip problems I would be cautious on booking. Our driver was Tony, Nyree's Dad, who has been taking guests to the property for quite a number of years. He is a very good driver with a good sense of humour. He was very informative and told us much of the history of the war in 1982.
There were about a dozen Land Rover vehicles at the site when we were there. Everyone was very excited to see the 3 different types of Penguins. There are roped off areas that you can't step into, but you'll see many Penguins out of those areas. They are not concerned at all about people walking around, but everyone was respectful and didn't get too close to them. This property is huge, and it was lovely walking to the beach area and watching a group of them go in the water together. The King penguins don't migrate, so are there all year long.
A lunch bag was included once we arrived. There are toilets out at the site, and also a bathroom stop around 1/2 way on the drive to Volunteer Point.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

GREAT Trip to Volunteer Point - this was one of the best trips we took on our cruise. BOOK EARLY!!! We booked this trip as soon as we were able and were so glad we did. Stanley is a small island with not many people. When the cruise ships come into port - there is only so many people to provide transportation. We had no trouble booking this - Nyree was terrific at communicating with us and we had no trouble finding our driver as there was a big Estancia flag just off the pier. We were in a 4- wheel drive vehicle and our driver John was great. There were only 3 of us in the car with John. Also - the price of this is much less than the same excursion offerred by our ship.

The 1st hour of the trip was fine and the 2nd - all off road was very bumpy. John was really an awesome driver - but this is not for anyone with back injuries. The ride was long - but well worth it once you arrive. We were able to see 3 types of penguins up close for 2 hours before returning to the port. We LOVED every minutes of it. When we returned to the vehicle - we had a bag lunch waiting for us that was very nice. I highly recommend this company & this experience. Thank you to Nyree and John!

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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

The description of the trip always sound rather daunting, but it's totally worth it.
I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your day with us.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Superb day, with driver Ken in a proper Landy Defender. The terrain needs someone who knows the lie of the land and he certainly did. Very enertaining and knowledgeable this tour was an absolute highlight of the trip was great to see the penguins up close and intestine to get insights into life in Stanley

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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you. I will pass this on to Ken.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Firstly I should say we have not experienced the excursions offered; this is a comment on the business practice of Estancia Excursions. We booked a tour for January 2018 - unfortunately we had to cancel due to a cancer diagnosis. We notified them immediately in late December - they cancelled our booking immediately at no cost. They were helpful & wished us well - as with all dealings the personal touch was present. We contacted them again to re-book the tour in February 2019 - the confirmation contained a personal greeting congratulating us on a successful outcome.

This is one of the most professional firms I've booked a tour through and I cannot recommend them enough.

1  Thank greendale_mike
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you. See you next year!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was one of the highlights of our vacation to South America. Our driver Ken was fantastic. He told us so much about the country. We loved the overland experience in the 4 x 4 and when we got close we could see all the penguins. The opportunity to get so close to the penguins was amazing. Thank you to Nyree and Ken for making this a memory of a lifetime.

Thank Valerie C
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for a great review.

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