Patrick J. Watts MBE of Adventure Falklands has 20 years experience offering wild-life tours. Former radio journalist decorated by the Queen for his marathon broadcast when Argentine Forces invaded the Falklands in 1982.

First ever recipient of the ‘Tour Driver of the Year Award’ and in 2017 received an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award’.

Volunteer Point

A spectacular location 50 miles from Stanley offering 4,000 majestic KING penguins and many thousands of Gentoo & Magellanic penguins – all in their natural and undisturbed habitats.

An added attraction in spring and early summer is the presence of many hundreds of big, brown, fluffy King penguin chicks. These were hatched in the autumn and are most inquisitive and will approach you if you stand still and quiet.

Travel

In the best interests of their passengers safety and security his drivers always travel in convoy ensuring that there are always vehicles and other drivers close-by to assist, if required.

Drivers

The drivers that Patrick Watts employs are carefully chosen for their off-road driving ability and for their knowledge of the Islands; it's history, topography and wild-life.

Comfort

Similarly the drivers have a great reputation for driving much slower than other operators which ensures that the passengers arrive at the location, and back in town, without any discomfort or having experienced a 'rough ride' over the undulating grass track terrain.

Refreshments

The tour package includes an excellent light pack lunch, tea/coffee/water, a unique USB stick containing hundreds of superb wild-life photographs plus a free tour of the town after returning to Stanley. Discounts for early and group bookings are also available.

Bertha's Beach/Gypsy Cove

This is a shorter combined penguins/general interest tour which initially visits an isolated location on the south coast named Bertha’s Beach where a large colony of Gentoo penguins reside.
Also includes an extensive tour of the town and outskirts.

A beautiful long white sand beach can be visited and penguins can be observed diving away into the South Atlantic Ocean while others can be seen surfing back to the shore.

Travel

The location is just one hour's drive from the town over a mixture of good asphalt and gravel road and smooth grass/sand track terrain passing most the battle mountains of the 1982 Falklands War along the way. The tour then wends its way back to Stanley and 4 miles east to view the burrowing Magellanic penguins at Gypsy Cove.

Drivers

The drivers that Patrick Watts employs are carefully chosen for their off-road driving ability and for their knowledge of the Islands; it's history, topography and wild-life.

Comfort

Some people prefer this excursion as there is far less off-road driving involved compared to the Volunteer Point tour and there is more time later back in the town to walk around and visit the Cathedral, Museum, Whalebone Archway, main shops etc.

Refreshments

Complimentary tea/coffee/water and biscuits are also provided.

Contact Patrick J. Watts