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Bluff Cove Lagoon

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Bluff Cove Farm, East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZff, Falkland Islands
+500 21720
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Never in a million year would we have thought we'd be so close to penguins. They are truly a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huntington Beach, California
Do not miss Bluff Cove and the Penguins!

We were with Norwegian, the last South America cruise of the season in April. It is a half day... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
New York
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The Lagoon on our ranch, Bluff Cove, is home to 3,000 Gentoo Penguins, a growing colony of King Penguins, and an abundance of other spectacular wildlife on a beautiful wilderness beach only reached by our 4x4 vehicles. Home-baking and delicious local flavours are served with live music in the Sea Cabbage Café. The Museum tells the story of Bluff Cove. Our award winning tour is a fabulous combination of Falkland wildlife, heritage and hospitality.
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Bluff Cove Farm, East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZff, Falkland Islands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never in a million year would we have thought we'd be so close to penguins. They are truly a magnificent creature. The tour takes about three hours. You are driven by minivan for 20 minutes to the farm where you will board a 4 X4...More

Thank maruchi911
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were with Norwegian, the last South America cruise of the season in April. It is a half day trip. We were picked up in a bus, and after a short ride was transferred to a 4x4 Landrover for an off road drive for about...More

2  Thank Monsieur-Calcutta
Reviewed 28 April 2017

After landing at Stanley we were picked up for a half day tour to Bluff Cove. The directing of hundreds of cruise passengers to their appointed vehicles was extremely professional, never seen it happen like this in other ports. Well done. Bluff Cove was a...More

2  Thank Raewyn21
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Booked a 3.5 hour tour through Holland America on our cruise ship to visit the Bluff Cove Penguins & were not disappointed. From the time Jason, the driver, who was originally from England & was a bundle of information, collected us in a mini van...More

1  Thank Craig902
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We took this excursion as part of our cruise. The organisation was very efficient and our driver, Eric, who drove the Landrover cross country regaled us with hugely entertaining anecdotes about life in the Falklands including the Argentine occupation. The penguin colony was as good...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited penguins at Bluff Cove and it was an unfettered way to observe them in a natural setting. It was more interesting since they did not follow the rules and went outside the flags to visit us. Thoroughly enjoyed the Cafe and the 4x4 ride.

1  Thank mpalmer39
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you are ever in the Falklands don't miss the opportunity to get out to Bluff Cove. We did it as part of a 4wd tour when on a Hurtigruten Antarctic Cruise. It was Geological tour and worth every cent. Just wonderful. The wildlife, the...More

1  Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you want to have a magnificent, magical, incredible experience watching and having very close to you pinguins you must go to Bluff Cove. Is one of the best experiences of my travels. After taking photos of the pinguins you go to the coffee store...More

1  Thank Carolina V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I never do tours operated from the cruise line, but this was an exception. They do small groups so you are right there among the penguins! It was a very unique experience, very different from the other outstanding penguin tour of our trip, Punta Tombo...More

1  Thank nutmeg2000
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took the Norwegian Sun's excursion which proved to be the best of our voyage around South America. The access via a land rover over the peat bogs helps reduce the number of visitors and preserve the penguin's nesting area. The driver, a local sheep...More

1  Thank 640food
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I have pre-booked this trip for February 2017. I want to ask what footwear would you suggest is best when leaving the 4 x 4 and going on the beach?
16 December 2016|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
Trainers would be fine or stout walking shoes.
Marianne S
Does one have to book through the cruise line to tour or are there other ways of touring?
27 November 2016|
Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can book through your Cruise Line. If they haven't got it on their itinerary, ask why not? Brilliant trip.
How bumpy and wild is the 4x4 ride to the Bluff? Thank you
28 July 2016|
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Response from Dennis N | Reviewed this property |
The 4X4 portion of the trip to Bluff Cove Lagoon is about 10 minutes long and can be rather bumpy. There is no road across the peat bog. However, it was not unpleasant. Our driver tried to avoid the really rough spots.