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Rockhopper Penguin Tour

View over approximately 300 Rockhopper penguins in their natural environment with stunning views of Berkeley Sound in the background. This is your one and only opportunity to photograph these cute penguins from the land on your ship itinerary!

Visitors are transferred by mini buses for a 30-minute drive on an unsurfaced road to Murrell Farm. On arrival at the farm, passengers will disembark the mini buses, and be greeted by friendly local drivers/guides, who will transfer you into comfortable 4x4 vehicles. Your journey will then become an exciting 60-minute "off-road" experience, driving over the rolling peaty moor to the colony. On arrival at the colony, visitors will have up to an hour to wander at their own leisure. Guides are permanently based at the penguin site to answer any of your questions.

A few minutes' walk to the sandy beach allows you to see all three species mixing and moving as they head out to sea in search of food or return to their colonies. Again, there are superb photo opportunities as the penguins dive and swim with amazing agility. A two-hour stay at the location provides time to see the penguins at play and enjoy a snack before setting off for the return journey to Stanley.

It cannot be overstated that this is a truly unusual opportunity to see all three species of penguin in such prolific numbers along with the stark and beautiful Falklands countryside. This typical small sheep farm is overlooked by mountains made famous in 1982.

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