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Cruise day trips
Activities for visiting cruise passengers to Stanley are slightly different to independent arrangements. When a large cruise ship is in, the amount of people in Stanley can often double the city’s population – in short, it’s a whole lot busier than normal!
Your vessel will obviously offer tours before you disembark but to ensure you’ve got the right type of experience, do visit the Falkland Islands tourism website (falklandislands.com) for a full list of day and half-day tours from Stanley. Cruise and expedition passengers needn’t be worried about missing a true Falklands’ experience as the variety of tours is vast – everything from battlefield tours or farm experiences to city walking tours of Stanley or exclusive wildlife tours out in the countryside (camp). Many of these can be booked on the ship on your way to the Falklands
If you want to book a private tour – you will need to do this well in advance of arriving and you can make contact with a guide through the tourist board website.
Or make the Jetty Centre your first stop on dry land to find information on what you can see and do. There is normally bike hire available to see as much of Stanley and its surrounds as possible.
You can walk along Ross Road in Stanley, by the seafront, and you’ll see some interesting buildings, the mizzen mast of the SS Great Britain, ship wrecks and some memorials which give a great insight into Falkland Islands history. You can check out the museum to learn more.
Due to the size of many cruise ships Stanley is the only place they can call (passengers disembark and come ashore via tenders and other small craft) however smaller expedition vessels can access a variety of outer islands. Steeple Jason and New Island are two locations popular with expedition boats and these have fantastic wildlife and scenery.