Kidney Island

Kidney Island

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Kidney Island _Falkland Islands


Named for its shape, Kidney Island is located just a few miles from Stanley, the Islands’ capital. It is a National Nature Reserve and an Important Bird Area, a global standard set by Birdlife International. The island is almost entirely covered in tussac grass which in places is 3m (10 feet) tall. Birdlife includes Magellanic and Rockhopper penguins, Cobb’s wren and tussac birds. One of the most spectacular experiences is as dusk falls when thousands of sooty shearwaters return to their nests.

Permission is needed to visit the island which is only accessible by boat, with an approved guide.

1) Permission
The system allows for bookings to be made up to a year in advance and the calendar will allow for visitors to see what dates are already booked. The website can be found by visiting:

If you require further assistance please contact the Environment Department on or 28449. For more information on Kidney Island please visit

2) Launch booking
Either with Sulivan Shipping Services Ltd or Penguin Travel - Falkland Islands Company Ltd

3) Guide
Falklands Nature is one of the companies who provide this service

Opening Times

Open at all times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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