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Cruises to Westpoint Island

Cruises timetable and data for this port of call

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West Point Island lies off the most northwesterly point of West Falkland. West Point Island is separated from the mainland of West Falkland by the narrow West Point Pass. It is a truly magical place with large colonies of Rockhopper penguins and Black-Browed Albatross. In typically eccentric Falkland style, West Point Island (length 3 miles and width 2 miles) boasts its own single-decker green bus flown in by helicopter in 1992. It still operates today - when the grass is dry! This island is well known for its wildlife and dramatic scenery including the highest sea cliffs in the archipelago. The highest point is Cliff Mountain (370 meters). With the declining state of the world's wool markets, tourism has become the most important economic factor on West Point in recent years. The first cruise ship to come to the Falklands outside Stanley was the Navarino, which was anchored at West Point in February 1968. These days a variety of cruise vessels visit each year, during the summer months, bringing thousands of visitors from all over the world. They come not only to look at the large number of Rockhopper penguins and Black-browed Albatross but also to get a taste of what it is like to live on your very own island.

Schedule for the upcoming cruises to Westpoint Island

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