Visit Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Home to king, rockhopper and magellanic penguins, plus the world’s largest colony of black-browed albatross and many other varieties of sea bird, as well as sealions and dolphins frolicking in the shallows of the harbor, Saunders Island is a wildlife lovers’ paradise.
Mr and Mrs Pole-Evans own the island and will ensure that you see the best of the wildlife. If this is the main purpose of your trip to the Falklands, we recommend staying overnight at The Neck, an isolated hide where the natural world takes center stage.
Suggested itinerary featuring Saunders Island
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Saunders Island, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Saunders Island
Places & hotels on the map
Photos of Saunders Island
Accommodation choices for Saunders Island
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Saunders Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
A very remote lodge, but warm and well insulated and ideal for viewing wildlife.
Ideas for experiencing Saunders Island
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Saunders Island, and which use the best local guides.
Rookery Mount is reached by 4x4 from the main settlement and is home to a colony of Albatross but is perhaps best known for the Rockhopper 'shower', a fresh water spring that the birds use to rinse off the salt from the sea.View details