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GYPSY COVEJust a short ride to an abundance of wildlife with georgeous scenery.
Penguins on our doorstep

GYPSY COVE

 

Shuttle Bus

 

On large cruise ship days, (over 1,000 passengers), we offer a shuttle bus to Gypsy Cove for $20 per person return, tickets can be bought on the day from our ticket sellers at the pier.

 

A 15 minute bus journey will take you to a small breeding colony of Magellanic Penguins that have made the picturesque cove their home.

 

Regular shuttles ensure you can spend as long as your like at this beautiful spot, hopping on a bus when you are ready to return.

 

Gypsy Cove forms part of the Stanley Common/Cape Pembroke peninsula, which is a National Nature Reserve owned by the Falkland Islands Government.

 

The Cove is one of the best sites in the Stanley area for seeing typical Falklands wildlife and contains the nearest penguin colony to the Islands capital.

 

This small breeding population of Magellanic penguins can be seen at Gypsy Cove in the spring and summer months. They arrive in September, leaving by late March to early April.

 

For the keen photographer and wildlife fanatic it offers lots more opportunities.

 

On a good day you can see:

  • Falkland Grass Wren
  • Dark Faced Ground Tyrant
  • Falkland Thrush
  • Black Throated Finches

 

On the beaches you can see:

  • Magellanic and Blackish Oystercatchers
  • White Rumped Sandpipers
  • Two Banded Plovers
  • Kelp Geese
  • Falklands Flightless Steamer Duck (locally; the Logger Duck)

 

Also on the wing you may see South American Terns; Falkland Skuas; Southern Giant Petrels; Imperial & Rock Cormorants; Night Herons.

 

Also in the bay you may see Dolphins.

 

 

 

 

Duration: 15 minutes by bus

 

 

Gypsy Cove is about 10km (6 miles) from Stanley to the north west of Yorke Bay.

 

 

Public toilets are available at the car park.

 

 

Please always respect the wildlife and surrounding area; keep to the paths; do not drop litter and please do not smoke.

 

 

Wardens on hand to answer any questions.

 

 

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