The Great Outdoors

Saunders Island Icon for Saunders Island

Saunders Island Situated between Carcass Island and Pebble Island, Saunders is one of the largest islands in the archipelago. Rich in wildlife and history the island boasts four species of breeding penguin and a spectacular black-browed albatross colony on its northern cliffs, the Rookery. The Neck, located on a narrow isthmus of sand, is frequently visited by Commerson's and Peale's dolphins and many seabird species. The combination of wildlife and natural, scenic beauty afford some of the best photography opportunities in the World. Port Egmont, a short walk from the main settlement, was chosen as the first British settlement in the Falklands in 1765, and remains from the original buildings are still clearly visible. Look out for the old ammunition box which contains a flag to hoist to give the feeling of being a real explorer!
Contact Saunders Island (+500 41298, email saunders@horizon.co.fk ) for more information about accommodation options and exploration.
Direct flying time from Stanley 48 minutes.

Access: FIGAS
Flora/fauna: Black-browed albatross and rockhopper penguin colonies, southern elephant seals, and eight endemic plant species
Activities: Photography, camping, hiking, wildlife watching
Accommodation: Main House and Stone Cottage -Saunders settlement, The Rookery Inn -Rookery, Cabin - The Neck (all self catering), camping
Ph +500 41298 E-mail: saunders@horizon.co.fk


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