The Great Outdoors

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Sea Lion Island Sea Lion Island is located in the south-east; at five miles long and just over a mile wide at the widest point, it is just the right size to explore easily. Beautiful tussac plantations cover one fifth of the island and provide a perfect habitat and protection for much of the island's varied fauna, including elephant seals and sea lions. Opportunities for photography and wildlife watching are limitless and start literally steps away from the purpose-built Lodge. Besides the tussac, there are sand beaches, cliffs, freshwater ponds and heathland, all with their own wildlife. Over forty species of breeding birds have been recorded on the island including three species of breeding penguin and five different birds of prey. Every year brings exciting sightings of vagrants. Pods of killer whales (most notable between November and January) circle the island in pursuit of the elephant seals and sea lions that breed there. Leopard seals and larger whales are also seen from time to time. A memorial to the HMS Sheffield, sunk in nearby waters, is situated on the island.
Contact Sea Lion Island Lodge (+500 32003, email for all information about the island.
Direct flying time from Stanley 36 minutes.

Flora/fauna: orcas, southern sea lions, southern elephant seals, several bird species including eight resident songbirds, four species of breeding penguin, water fowl and wading birds, tussac plantations
Activities: Photography, hiking, guided tours, wildlife watching
Accommodation: Sea Lion Island Lodge (full board)
Ph +500 32004 Fax +500 32003 E-mail:


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