Sea Lion Lodge
Friendly and well-run guesthouse on an almost uninhabited island that will impress and delight wildlife lovers.
A low-rise building of wood and corrugated iron, embattled against the elements, Sea Lion Lodge is a friendly and well-run guesthouse on an almost uninhabited island that will impress and delight wildlife lovers. Colonies of rockhopper, king, gentoo and magellanic penguins cohabit with enormous elephant seals, killer whales patrol the seas and a vast range of sea birds can be sighted all around the lodge.
It's a small island that can be explored on foot in its entirety; on arrival guests are taken on an introductory tour to point out the principal areas of interest. Accommodation is simple but sufficient and there is a well-stocked honesty bar, library and lounge with views of a nearby penguin rookery.
What our clients say
On our first Falkland island - Bleaker - the property owner and her son met us at the airstrip and gave us an excellent orientation tour which enabled us to walk it on our own the next day (after they'd kindly got a couple of their staff to drop us at the far starting point) - and see lots of penguins. The helicopter tour we did to Volunteer Point from Stanley was fantastic - both the private helicopter ride and the 3 hours we spent at the amazing king penguin colony there.JL, Southend
Most memorable was getting to meet the Falklanders and listen to their chat about past history and way of life. Landscape and wildlife unique.IR, Holywood
Our expert's view
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sea Lion Island bursts with wildlife and staying at this small cosy hospitable lodge you have it all to yourself and your fellow lodge guests. Wake to chattering gentoo penguins, get supremely close to elephant and fur seals on the wildly beautiful white beaches and walk amongst clifftop colonies of king cormorant and rockhopper penguins! A stay here is truly unforgettable, a Falklands must if you ask me!
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