West Point & Carcass Island, West Falklands

Mar 10, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

What a start to the trip—penguins, albatross, and sunshine! Guests were just getting up as the ship navigated into her anchorage off West Point Island, home to thousands of albatross and rockhopper penguins. After stretching their legs, guests were treated to amazing views of both at the main colony.

The afternoon was just as spectacular with more sunshine and penguins on the Carcass Islands. This time we saw Magellanic and gentoo penguins. Several walking options were offered around the beautiful island, culminating in a huge spread of tea, cakes, and cookies at the farm.

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James Coleman


Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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