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West Point Island

West Point Island

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West Point Island

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Originally named Albatross Island, West Point Island is located off the north-west tip of West Falkland and is home to black-browed albatross amongst other birds. The terrain is varied, consisting of dramatic sandstone cliffs, falling away to low lying areas of emerald greens. The highest point, Cliff Mountain is 381m (1,211 feet), the highest cliff in the Falklands. It is an Important Bird Area, alongside the albatross are Rockhopper penguins and Imperial Cormorants. Many other species can be seen. Whales, fur seals, sealions and dolphins are also frequently observed.

Unless you are visiting on a cruise ship, it is possible to visit West Point by taking a short ferry trip on the Seaquest from Carcass IslandThis is a beautiful day out, with the ferry usually leaving in the morning and returning in the afternoon.  It is also a great opportunity to spot dolphins and other sea life!  Bookings can be made through Carcass Island House.

 

 

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Season (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)

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