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Gypsy Cove

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Address: East of Stanley, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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+500 22281

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Easy to go from cruise ship tender dock

You can save a lot on cruise ship tours if you can get to Gypsy Cove via a very long walk on dirt roads or group with others to split a taxi. We walked one way and split a taxi... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada
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Texada Island, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can save a lot on cruise ship tours if you can get to Gypsy Cove via a very long walk on dirt roads or group with others to split a taxi. We walked one way and split a taxi on the way back. We were lucky and there were lots of penguins. You will be warned not to go... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place. Penguins are not guaranteed, depending on the time of year. However, there is an abundance of bird life and amazing views. The good thing about this place is that it is still "out of bounds" (to humans) due to the risk of landmines, which gives wildlife which was previously struggling prior to the 1982 conflict a chance... More 

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were there in the mid of March 2017. Not too many penguins around when we arrived. We were given the hint that we need to stay after 1 or 2PM, when penguins out fishing were coming back on shore. We did see a few dolphins hanging around along the beach for quilt some time.

Thank Jian S
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is the second time we have visited Gypsy Cover to see the Magellanic Penguins. Fewer penguins this time but we were blessed with sunshine and the sea really is turquoise and the sand white.

New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nature preserve by default, unexploded land mines keep people off the beach but penguins and birds are not heavy enough to set them off.

Thank Maura8385
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Shuttle bus available for small cost, but can be hiked. Beautiful Bay & we were fortunate to see baby penguins on land, stunning scenery, a great tour for distraction from cruising Antartica

Thank janice07_13
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped in Port Stanley during a South American Cruise and headed to Gypsy Cove to have a look at the Magellanic penguins. There are several shuttles at the port that will take you there and back - super easy to do and great value. They take you there and then go back and forth to the port every 15-20... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Weather Permitting Good for spotting sealions and penguins. Also to see some of the history of the Falkland war. This is one of the lower cost outing from the cruise ship.

Thank DonDory
Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited from a cruise to Antarctica, having been unable to get near enough to tender in the last time we were in this area we were amazed how calm the water was, and indeed what a fabulous day we had. The weather was just gorgeous, in fact we got sunburned, the people are delightful and it was special to... More 

Thank Brian W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited the Falklands as a stop during a South American cruise. We caught the shuttle bus at the pier and took a short drive to Gypsy Cove. There is a nice walking trail around the cove. You can see the Magellanic penguins swimming, resting and nesting along the way. There are several war relics along the walking trail and... More 

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