Date(s) - 25/10/2020 - 07/11/2020
After two successful tours to date in 2017 and 2019, a third ‘Beachmaster Tour’ is being planned for the Austral Spring of 2020. The reason for this is simple: Elephant Seals are sorting out their territories for breeding on the beaches, and we’d like to witness this astonishing action whereby 4 tonne + ‘Beachmasters’, the alpha males, play hardball with each other! Several species of penguin, and Black-browed Albatrosses are also returning to their breeding grounds with their wonderful and touching courtship rituals. It’s just a great time of the year to be there!
The Falkland Islands is an archipelago of some 750 islands lying at 52°S in the South Atlantic, some 350 miles NE of Tierra del Fuego. With a population of around 3,000 it is a self-governing independent Overseas Territory of the UK. It is an island paradise, where the wildlife comes to you, and that’s one of the main reasons why we visit! In some ways it is remarkably similar to Orkney: friendly locals, a windswept, treeless landscape, with great scenery and sea-scapes, big skies, and lots of wildlife.
Bookings are now being taken for this Beachmaster Tour. The final itinerary will be confirmed in August 2019 and will include several islands as well as the capital, Stanley. Further details and a Tour Report may be found by clicking here. Please enquire for further details by clicking on the event title. Maximum tour size 6 plus guide. Price guide c £4,500 ex-flights.