The Bluff Cove Team invites you to a beautiful lagoon. You begin the tour at the pier, where you board mini-buses for a scenic 20-minute drive. You then transfer to 4x4 vehicles for an “off road” safari adventure. The experienced local drivers will give you an insight to Falkland farm life.
Meet thousands of penguins
When you arrive Bluff Cove Lagoon, rangers will meet you, then take you down to the beach to meet the penguins. There will be approximately 1000 pairs of gentoo penguins, a growing colony of King penguins, and possibly, some visiting Magellan penguins from the nearby East Island. You can wander at your leisure on the sandy white beach and see all of these animals in their natural environment.
Trust us, when we say that this will be quite an overwhelming experience! The site is very photogenic with a large lagoon and a long, sandy beach. The area is occasionally patrolled by sea lions from East Island. You also have a good chance of seeing dolphins playing in the surf, where the waves break on the beach. There will be a large variety of sea birds to see, such as snowy sheathbills, southern giant petrels, pied oyster catchers, white rumped sandpipers, two-banded plovers, dolphin gulls and South American terns.
Diddle-Dee jam – a taste of Falkland’s wild pastures
The Sea Cabbage Café is tucked under a grass bank facing the beach. In the comfortable warm rooms heated by a traditional peat stove, you can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate and heaps of delicious homemade cakes, cookies, and scones with Diddle-Dee jam. There is a small museum by the beach that depicts the history of the Falklands and tells the story of Bluff Cove.