BBC’s Island Parish – Falkland Islands

BBC’s Island Parish – Falkland Islands

Bluff Cove starred in both series of the BBC’s Island Parish – Falklands. Due to popular demand the BBC has recently repeated both series on BBC2. Radio Times article – Follow An Island Parish to the Falklands Here Hattie is pictured being filmed picking Diddle...
Hattie and Kevin on BBC Radio 4 – On Your Farm

Hattie and Kevin on BBC Radio 4 – On Your Farm

Radio presenter Peter Gibbs and producer Matthew Teller meet Hattie and Kevin Kilmartin, Falkland Islands farmers with 35,000 acres of sheep grazing, who diversified into penguin tourism. Wool from their flock of 3,000 sheep is exported to Scotland. There it’s woven...
Special guests at Bluff Cove

Special guests at Bluff Cove

We loved having TV wildlife presenters Steve Backshall with his film crew and Nigel Marven down at Bluff Cove Lagoon. On Nigel’s second visit he filmed an episode of his “Cruise Ship Adventure” TV series at the Lagoon. During both visits he swam in the sea! Nigel...
Awards

Awards

Bluff Cove Lagoon Tours has just been awarded “Best Wildlife Tour Company 2017 – Falkland Islands” in the LUX magazine Hospitality Awards. We are most proud to have won Seatrade’s “Innovative Shorex Award” which we went to Hamburg to collect. We have also won...
Veterans

Veterans

Every year we are delighted to welcome back veterans of the 1982 war and to have the opportunity to express our gratitude. This year we have hosted the Welsh Guards and the Gunners. From previous pilgrimages we have enjoyed visits from the Gurkhas, 42 Commando led by...
Conservation

Conservation

Conservation is very important to us. We are very proud that the Bluff Cove Lagoon King penguin colony continues to grow. The first King penguin chick at the Lagoon was reared successfully by its parents in 2004 and now we have approximately 15 breeding pairs of King...
Leucistic Gentoo penguin

Leucistic Gentoo penguin

Leucistic penguins are rare. They are ostracized by their penguin kin due to their unusual colouration – they are partially albino. Few reach adulthood. Our Leucistic Gentoo (below) hatched at Bluff Cove Lagoon as a white fluffy chick and in adulthood found a black...
Referendum and Argentine pressure

Referendum and Argentine pressure

The Falkland Island Government held a Referendum in 2013 where we showed the world our desire to remain British (99.8% in favour); journalists galore arrived in the islands, though during Prince William’s helicopter posting here we had come accustomed to the world’s...
Track building

Track building

We have built a new road down the side of a stone-run, next to Argentine positions from 1982, to reduce our off-road journey time and to add to the comfort of our guests. Stone-runs (rivers of rock) are just one of many interesting geological features in the...
Our concerns for the wildlife

Our concerns for the wildlife

We know the fabulous wildlife of the Falklands is very vulnerable. The major threat over the previous centuries has been Man, the predator, in the quest for oil from birds and animals. Now man-made disasters remain the major threat. Oil Spills In March 2008 penguins...