Wild Falklands - Expert Wildlife & Photography Tours
"As well as the expertise necessary to produce outstanding images of her stunning island home in the Falklands, Georgina has that essential attribute - an affinity with her wild subjects, injecting a magical quality into her photographs.
Since I met her, I have followed her work with great interest and wouldn’t hesitate to collaborate with this talented and creative photographer".
National Geographic Photographer
Join me, and some of the tamest wildlife on Earth, for the trip of a lifetime!
Expert Wildlife & Photography Tours to the Falkland Islands
Join me in the Falkland Islands for an absolutely unforgettable wildlife experience. Arguably one of the World's best destinations for nature enthusiasts and simply one of the most rewarding locations for wildlife photography! Led by Georgina Strange, a local Falkland Islander, wildlife expert and internationally recognised professional and award-winning photographer.
Whether you're looking to improve your nature photography skills and capture the ultimate wildlife shot, or simply get out into the wilderness and wildlife-watch, I can guide you to the very best locations. I'll give you unrivalled opportunities to experience the best that the Falklands has to offer! Non-photographers may also tour with me! If you'd simply like an unforgettable wildlife-watching safari, please let me know.
Good to know:
Two-week tours with a maximum group size of 6 (1-week or 3-week available)
Private and Tailor-made tours are also available
Georgina is an Accredited Falkland Islands Tourist Board Tour Guide & local Falkland Islander and is also working as an Expedition Guide and Professional photographer in the Sub-Antarctic, Antarctic and Arctic! Her intimate local experience of wildlife and animal behaviour as well as the locations we will visit will elevate your tour to the next level for a true Falklands experience.
All prices include your guide, Georgina, for the duration
Prices include comfortable lodge-style rooms with B&B in Stanley and full-board on the outer islands, plus all internal transfers & internal flights.
Please note prices are per person based on twin share & International flights are not included in the package, but I can help with arrangements
Wild Falklands Tours, 2021 Season (October 2021 toMarch 2022)
October 30th 2021 - November 13th 2021
Special Wildlife Cruise!
- *2 places available -
I'm excited to announce that I will be guiding you on the ultimate Falklands adventure, with a combination of boat-based and land-based activities, if you should choose to join me!
I have specially designed this itinerary to enable us to reach the very best spots in the Islands - those that are usually difficult to reach or off-limits for the average tourist. This two-week, fully inclusive trip will include 5 nights full-board on the beautiful motor vessel, MV Hans Hansson, (26m with a capacity of 12 passengers - but I will take just 6 guests), to explore the South West and North West extremes of the Falklands' archipelago, with a further 5 nights at the wildlife-haven of Sea Lion Island, during the prime time for Elephant seal breeding, pupping and Orca activity!
We will also visit Volunteer Point for the gorgeous King Penguins! At this time of the year, Albatross are egg-laying and penguins are nest-building and all the birds will be in prime plumage for the start of the season! We will aim to visit the biggest colony of Black-browed Albatross on EARTH - a staggering 140,000 pairs of these majestic birds breed on Steeple Jason Island!
Please click this link to view a full brochure for this exclusive trip or drop me an email for more info!
What your tour guarantees:
Close encounters with wildlife, including penguins, seals, birds of prey & many more!
Professional photography guidance to improve your skills and capture great nature photographs
Expert local knowledge of the birds, animals, their behaviour and environment
Quality time in one or two locations - no precious wildlife-watching and photography time will be wasted on traveling between too many places. We will have the opportunity to re-visit favourite sites and species to make the most of great light or observe and photograph more behaviours.
Your tour also guarantees that the weather may mess up some of our plans - so please come with an open mind! The Falkland Islands are in the middle of a fairly volatile ocean! We will customise the boat part of our tour to take the weather into account, landing at the best sites for the weather conditions.
About your Guide:
Georgina grew up in the Falkland Islands on New Island, a remote and rugged off-shore island, an internationally recognised Nature Reserve and Important Bird Area. Photographing wildlife there since her teenage years, Georgina has gained a level of knowledge of the birds and animals that only comes from a lifetime of being immersed in their environment. Her professional wildlife photography has been recognised internationally; Georgina has been a finalist in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year multiple times, and most recently in the 2020 and 2019 International Bird Photographer of the Year, 2020 NTTL Photography competition and 2017 Outdoor Photographer of the Year, as well as featured in magazines such as BBC Wildlife & Outdoor Photography.
Georgina's photography now takes her aboard a small expedition vessel, MV Sea Spirit, to the sensational, Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia and to the Antarctic Peninsula, as an expedition guide, photographer and ornithologist. Most recently she ventured to the far North too... to the Russian High Arctic of Franz Josef Land, to Svalbard and also East Greenland!
Equally at home belly-crawling through penguin guano or entertaining international visitors, Georgina will share her passion and knowledge for the exceptional wildlife of the Falklands and capturing that dream photograph! Take away some fantastic new images and memories of a trip and a place you will never forget...
What kind of itinerary can I expect?
An Example Itinerary (destinations will vary depending on whether we are boat-based or land-based): 15 Days/14 Nights
2 nights Stanley, 6 nights Sea Lion Island, 5 nights Carcass Island or New Island, 1 night Stanley
Main tour Destinations:
Tours will concentrate on Sea Lion Island, Steeple Jason Island, New Island or Carcass Island: the Falklands' most wildlife-rich destinations. New Island & Steeple Jason are arguably the Falklands' best spots for wildlife photography, with stunning scenery and incredible concentrations of wildlife.
Day Trips, when based in Stanley:
Days based from Stanley could, for example, include an overland, full-day trip to Volunteer Point to see the magnificent King penguins; a full day trip to Adrian's Rockhopper penguin colony on the beautiful rocky coastline of East Falkland (there is also a regularly breeding Northern Rockhopper penguin here! Quite a treat!); an evening boat trip to Kidney Island to see thousands of Sooty shearwaters; a leisurely walking tour of Cape Pembroke and surrounding coastline to observe bird species such as Rufous-chested Dotterel and our stunning coastline.
Sea Lion Island:
Sea Lion Island's highlights include breeding Elephant seals, resident Orcas (preying on the Elephant seals and hence offering spectacular encounters with nature in action) and a large Gentoo penguin colony right outside the lodge! October/November is the best time for seeing the Elephant seals breeding - they have their pups at this time and we will have wonderful opportunities to observe them at very close quarters. 4 species of penguin can be found here and it's quite common to see the beautiful Short-eared owl at dusk. There are many species of passerine here, and plenty of shorebirds, waterfowl and other seabirds.
New Island's highlights are too many to list! Over 15,000 pairs of Black-browed albatross nest on the sheer sea cliffs here, among Rockhopper penguins and King cormorants. A large Fur seal colony can be enjoyed here too - a rarity for the Falkland Islands, as most Fur seal breeding groups are on uninhabited or inaccessible islands. New Island is also home to the World's largest breeding population of the small burrowing petrel species, the Thin-billed prion. You can't observe these birds at any other visitor destination in the Falklands, but on New Island the estimated 2 million pairs are all around and can be seen at dusk in their thousands! 4 species of penguin can also be seen here, and the Southern Sea Lion puts on a show as he hunts Gentoo penguins at the stunning, white sand beach of the North end.
Carcass Island is one of the Falklands' most beautiful destinations, with a gorgeous winding coastline teeming with waterfowl and shorebirds. It's home to many passerines due to its lack of introduced mammals and a lovely, sheltered settlement with trees. It is also home to large colonies of Gentoo penguins, which surf ashore on a stunning white sand beach. Magellanic penguins make a very "Falkland" morning and evening chorus as they call from their burrows all over the hillsides, and at the far North-west point you can wander among Elephant seals and explore stands of Tussac grass and wild coastlines. Commerson's dolphins frequent the bay outside the house, and the hospitality here is second to none - you will get a very local experience staying on this lovely island. From Carcass Island it's possible to sail with SeaQuest to West Point Island to explore rugged cliffs covered in Black-browed albatross and Rockhopper penguins!
Customised tours may also be available and I can help you get to other islands to view even more wildlife! I also happily cater for non-photographers wishing to embark on an unforgettable wildlife-watching tour - please just ask me!
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Wild Falklands Tours' preferred Stanley accommodation is at the new and purpose-built Pale Maiden B&B
Quality and attention to detail in a beautiful setting, with a central location!
A hunting Sea Lion runs right past me, in pursuit of a penguin
Naturally curious of my film equipment!