Cruises in Falkland-Malvinas IslandsEdit This
Falkland Islands offer several opportunities for inland cruise explorations and also comes across as an interesting stopover en route to the Antarctic belt sea voyages. The Falkland Islands Cruise Guide offers visitors information on the best cruise ideas to discover the virgin beauty of the group of islands.
Local Sightseeing Cruises
Sea excursions are a superb way to explore the pristine beauty of Falkland Islands and its abundant wildlife and other ecological heritage. Visitors keep in mind that not all cruises will be operational all the time since Falkland is a relatively small region and cruises run only on demand, hence it is practical to book well in advance. The Battlefield cruise tours are a great way to incorporate the sites and monuments that witnessed the turmoil of the Falklands Conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982. Several monuments and memorials in honor of the martyrs can be found at Mt. Tumbledown, Mt. Harriet and the Wireless Ridge. This cruise tour lasts for four hours and can be booked through your cruise director. View a variety of photogenic vistas including a charming column of gentoo penguins, sea lions, cute dolphins, upland geese and several other sea flora and fauna wonders. The renowned Sea Cabbage Café offers cruise ship guests complimentary beverages and snacks. There is also a Kelp Point Beach Tour that lasts for 6-7 hours and takes visitors through diverse ecology of the attraction. The Sea elephants lounging around the coast are a must see. The Long Island Farm tour is also popular with cruise guests. Watch the amusing Rockhopper penguins on the tour that takes visitors to the Rockhopper colony through Moody Brook heading towards Wireless Ridge to Murrell River. The best time to visit is in late January when the chicks are just beginning their growth cycle. The 7 hour Volunteer Point tour is fantastic for watching a bevy of birds and the penguin colony.
Cruises Around Falkland Islands
The Seattle based Expedition Trips offers cruises around the Antarctic zone, with a 20 day cruise covering Antarctic, Falklands and South Georgia costing $10,400 onwards. The snow kissed region with its serene natural beauty and flourishing aquatic life offers innumerable opportunities for fine photography. Several South American cruises cover the port of Falkland Island for its interesting marine life, geology and ecology. The popular Hanseatic along with a series of other ships embarks from Ushuaia, Argentine to cover the Falklands. A few companies offer visitors the opportunity of cruising along over 400 surrounding smaller islands like Beaver and Staats that comprise the main Falkland. Zodiac cruise boats is a nice way to explore Stanley and the adjoining smaller undiscovered islands that house a rich variety of sea birds and animals.
Falkland Islands drips with picturesque natural charm and a highly photogenic countenance that is best seen by going on a cruise in and around the breathtaking region.-by Sameera Kumar