Gypsy Cove (penguin colony/city tour).
We will visit the penguin colony at Gypsy Cove located just 20 minutes from Stanley where you will be able to see magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) in their natural habitat and then we will go around the city visiting the different places of interest such as the Anglican Cathedral, the totem pole, the 1982 Memorial to the British soldiers who fell in 1982 and we will finish our visit at the museum.
From Stanley, we will head southwest towards the Argentine Cemetery at Darwin (94.6 km, approx. 58.7 m) which holds the remains of the Argentine soldiers who fell in the 1982 Conflict, and then we will visit Goose Green, a farm established in 1875 as a tallow factory. The settlement, in its heyday in 1922, had nearly 200 workers and their families.
The season starts on September 1st and finishes on April 30th. We use the catch and release fishing practice and you will be able to catch brown trout/sea trout (Salmo trutta) which have an average weight of 2.0 kg. In the Falklands, the main factor in good fishing has to do directly with the amount of rainfall affecting the rivers during those months. We recommend fly-fishers to inquire in advance so we can offer them the best fishing option.
From Stanley we will drive in a 4×4 car towards Johnson’s Harbour Farm enjoying the scenery and wildlife on the way and then following a track up to the penguin colonies (Volunteer Point), where you’ll see the following penguin species in their natural habitat: king (Aptenodytis patagonicus), gentoo (Pygoscelis papua papua) and magellanic (Spheniscus magellanicus).
British Cemetery at San Carlos.
From Stanley we will head towards the British Cemetery at San Carlos (111 km, approx. 69 m) which holds the graves of the British soldiers who fell in the 1982 Conflict. We will drive by different battlefields, located on East Falklands, and to finish our tour we will visit the museum at San Carlos where you will be able to see objects used in farming as well as military ones from the Conflict.