Bluff Cove Lagoon

Bluff Cove Lagoon, East Falkland: Address, Phone Number, Bluff Cove Lagoon Reviews: 5/5

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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Bluff Cove Farm, East Falkland F1QQ 1ZZ Falkland Islands
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Marc Moffatt
Birkenhead, UK33 contributions
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, FL10 contributions
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
1 contribution
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, Switzerland50 contributions
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
4,679 contributions
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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Mandy Coombs
North Petherton, UK437 contributions
Mar 2020
We visited Bluff Cove as a ship tour & it was just fantastic, loads of penguins that you could get up close o, and the most amazing cafe and shop down by the cove.
We drove from Stanley in a narrated mini bus trip, then moved into 4 X4's for the remainder of the journey to the cove. The lagoon was beautiful with hundreds of penguins in their natural habitat. The cafe was exceptional, with lovely home made cakes. It was a perfect tour in one of the nicest places I have ever been to (The Falkland Islands).
Written 5 April 2020
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Kiskatom
Upstate New York171 contributions
Feb 2020
I was very impressed by the Kilmartins Bluff Cove farm excursion. We were taken by bus here in a small group. The small group was perfect in that it didn't seem to bother the wildlife's daily life style by hundreds of people fighting to take a picture. We were able wander about without there being dozens of people blocking the view or penguins. Small white flags have been put out as markers not to cross over so as to not disrupt the wildlife's daily routine -wonderful idea! We were able to wander about and just enjoy watching the penguins with the beauty of the surrounding area. There were two different type of penguins there the day we visited -King and Gentoo. There was a siting of a Magellan penguin but we didn't get to see it -wonder why, lol - so many black and whites it probably just mixed right in with the Gentoos. The owner's wife runs the Sea Cabbage Cafe, oh how wonderful it was to come into the cozy cafe for a cup coffee and the choices of homemade sweets. They have a gift shop here that sells many different high quality gifts that are made exclusively for their shop using Falkland Island products. I found beautifully soft woven Falkland Island wool scarfs. I just loved it here and think the owners have done an outrageous job for tourist as well as the wildlife.
Written 25 March 2020
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sally-copps49
Newcastle and Gateshead, UK708 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Well .... it is really a strange privilege to set foot here ... The weather was in our favour the sun was glorious and hot , the wide skies were amazing .
The Bluff Cove penguin tour was recommended and it was fantastic .
The drivers all locals who are part of this venture , were friendly and informative and so charming ❤️🥰.
It turned out our 4x4 driver Mark ( the last bit if the journey , was a toon supporter , this came to light when he told us about the black and white island cows .
At the cove we were greeted by wardens And volunteers , again such lovely people .
We saw king penguins with chicks and one with an egg incubating . Lots of Gentoo penguins , chicks and youngsters and adults feeding them . And one Magellenic penguin just being there .
It was amazing , the end of the walk has a cafe with a drink and cakes and scones with the islands special jam, wild Diddle dee jam 🤣🤩.
This part of the island is amazingly beautiful, huge skies and open landscapes . I have to say we were exceptionally lucky with the weather , which can completely change in minutes !!!!
Hattie and Kevin Kilmartin have an absolute gem here ; the ownership by themselves and the community is fantastic !
A different local Mary brought us back to the main street , all along anyone we saw was cheerful and friendly .
The community must be praised for the way they have reinvented and set up such a supportive and strong economy and sense of working together , and succeeding .
I would love to visit again and stay on the islands .
And buy some of the stunning tweed , which i cannot find available anywhere else . Thank you Falklands ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Written 21 March 2020
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Rob S
Prosper, TX116 contributions
Mar 2020
We went to the Bluff Cove Lagoon on an excursion off of a Princess Cruise Ship. We took a small 20 passenger bus to the a site close to the Lagoon and then we had to get into 4 wheel drive range rovers. We were very close to the penguins. There were 3 different kinds and we could get very close. There is penguin poop everywhere. You cannot avoid stepping in it. If you get a chance i would recommend some type of shoe covers that are disposable, like a surgeon wears. There is a little cafe and a little shop there. I would recommend this if you want to get up close to the penguins. I put this as a couples trip because it was just my wife and I but I think children would enjoy.
Written 11 March 2020
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dolphinjann
Southend-on-Sea, UK59 contributions
Feb 2020
The Falkland Islands are more English than we are. Great place too visit penguins up close in their own habitat.Part of a shore excursion from a cruise ship. The initial coach driver June very knowledgeable .All other drivers great 4 x4 and coach back.Excellent afternoon tea and gorgeous cakes.Lovely gift shop well worth the visit .
Written 7 March 2020
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