Wildlife and nature are what bring most people to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), located 300 miles (483 km) off the coast of Argentina. The archipelago is comprised of 778 islands, and renowned for its excellent birdwatching, the Falkland Islands are home to 63 breeding species and 23 annual migrants.
We had a great day today with our first day of excursions in the West Falkland area!
Our morning started early at 06:30 when we enjoyed sailing between West Point island and West Falkland. The sky was alive with albatross. The Diamond glided through the narrow passage as currents disturbed the water surface.
Name: Chris McFarlane
Job title: Expedition Coordinator on the ship, Assistant Manager of Expedition Operations in the office
Trip Name: Explorers and Kings, Classic Antarctica and Antarctic Explorer
Pre-post night city: Ushuaia
Ship name: Sea Adventurer
Date of Travel: 11/8/2012 – 1/4/2013