Bluff Cove Lagoon
Bluff Cove Lagoon
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The Lagoon on our ranch, Bluff Cove, is home to 3,000 Gentoo Penguins, a growing colony of King Penguins, and an abundance of other spectacular wildlife on a beautiful wilderness beach only reached by our 4x4 vehicles. Home-baking and delicious local flavours are served with live music in the Sea Cabbage Café. The Museum tells the story of Bluff Cove. Our award winning tour is a fabulous combination of Falkland wildlife, heritage and hospitality.
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Michael S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Very nice location. Arrival by minibus from Stanley. The journey was relatively short and comfortable. Beautiful beach with some penguin colonies. Great hospitality in the container with tea and cookies.
Written 11 January 2024
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Jane S
New Brunswick9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Bluff Cove was amazing you can’t compare to getting that up close and personal with penguins of the Magellan gentoo and king type. We locked into a very sunny day although the wind was very strong, the beach was gorgeous the tea and sweets inside the café were delicious and the gift shop full of unique gift items handcrafted locally.
Written 9 January 2024
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Phoenix16,585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Best shore excursion of the cruise so far! The road has been improved and no longer do you have a bumpy ride out to Bluff Cove. You exit the paved highway to a dirt road which takes you all the way out to the cove. The van took us within a couple of feet away from one of the colonies of penguins. We were met there by a guide who explained the rules and layout of the land. Loved this experience and the penguins are quite the posers! Very windy and uneven terrain but easy to maneuver by most. We visited three colonies of penguins close together and then made our way over to the blue building - Sea Cabbage Cafe - where we were served free of charge, hot tea or cocoa plus home made baked goods. Yum! Good cook! There was a small museum and an inviting gift shop where I spent too much money - lol. There was a path leading out to the beach where a few penguins came and went. All in all, an amazing day! I would go again in a heartbeat!
Written 8 January 2024
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Wendy S
Madison, WI30 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Couples
Came via cruise ship. Short van ride to the lagoon with highlights and history given by our driver. There were several hundred penguins, more than visitors! There is also a darling tea/coffee shop with home baked treats and a small gift shop. The owners raise sheep and sell tartan plaid shawls, yarn and pillows made from the local wool. A real Brittish experience so close to Argentina!

Written 14 April 2023
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MNM1011
Decatur, IL3,063 contributions
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Jan 2023
We visited Bluff Cove Lagoon in January 2023. We were picked up by bus at the port and driven directly to the lagoon. (No more 4 wheel drive vehicles.)

As we got off the bus we were virtually in the Gentoo penguin colony. It was amazing! There are little white markers showing where humans could be, but the penguins didn't pay any attention to them and they would walk right up to us with no fear. What an incredible experience! The Gentoos were also dealing with new-born chicks...what lucky timing for us.

There were two Gentoo colonies and one King Penguin colony. It was not as large and the Kings weren't as active, probably because they were nearing the end of their nesting cycle with the first newborn hatched just the day before we arrived.

When you're too cold to continue watching the penguins you walk to the Sea Cabbage Cafe, also located on Bluff Cove. There they offer free coffee, hot chocolate and cake and cookies. Total yum!

This was by far the best excursion we took on our cruise and we highly recommend it!
Written 20 January 2023
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Marc Moffatt
Birkenhead, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Called Berthas beach when I was there, chicks being hatched in December etc. Gentle slopping beach with rock pools were the chicks practice the swimming skills. Sheep walking amongst them with Johnney rook getting into the act. Gentle surf and dolphins using the breaking waves as a window to get a close look at us, stunning. Beware all the seasons can happen in a day.
Written 11 February 2021
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Moe
Longwood, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Bluff Cove is a must see. The penguins come and go to the sea to fish and back to their family. Everything about this visit was exciting, including the sweet tea shack.
Written 6 October 2020
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Oscar Lawrence
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I loved it here. The penguins were gorgeous. The cakes were delicious and the weather wasn't as bad as advertised. The owners, Hattie and Kevin were very nice and make me truly interested in life there. I would happily pay double what was charged for this experience, can not recommend enough to anyone who wants a good experience, wether alone or with a large group.
Written 23 September 2020
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Danwood11
Schaffhausen, Switzerland61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
very nice visit at Bluff Cove Lagoon. The King population is small, but guaranteed for great pictures. The coffee shop itself and the sweets are an attraction itself.
Written 23 April 2020
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sm05060
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We took this as an excursion from our cruise ship. We were transported by mini bus to the farm and then taken in small groups across the rough farmland by 4 wheel drive vehicles, a very bumpy ride so I would not suggest it is any good for people with back issues as it can be very jarring. On arrival we were given a safety talk to let us know to stay behind the barriers and not to get close to penguins on the beach. The Penguin rookery was a highlight for us, with so many penguins grouped around and walking up from the water across the beach to the other penguins. After we had seen enough of the penguins we walked up the neach to the small cafe where we had a lovely afternoon tea. A definite must if you are in the area.
Written 13 April 2020
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