on East Falkland Island
Capital of the Falkland
has been the capital of the Falkland Islands since 1845 when the seat of government
was moved from Port Louis. The choice of the site was dictated by the need
for a secure and accessible anchorage for the sailing ships of the Royal Navy
and was not universally popular; one contemporary reference describes it as
"the most miserable bog hole" in the Islands.
FKI Tourism Board
morning finds the Explorer sailing into Port William with the historic Cape
Pembroke lighthouse off her port beam. Be on the lookout for our morning
escort of Commerson dolphins.
- 0700 Early bird breakfast available in the Explorer Lounge.
0600 Arrival into the inner harbour
- 0830 Breakfast is served in the Dining Room.
The walk to / from town
is approximately 1 1/2km each way along a waterfront trail
which will take approximately
30 minutes with shorebird viewing along the way.
Falkland Birding Tour departs for 3.5hr tour. Charges for the tour will be
billed directly to your shipboard account.
Continuous bus shuttles from the Explorer to the Jetty Visitor’s Centre to
the Museum, to the Visitors Centre and to the Explorer. The schedule will
be as follows; 0830 departs from Explorer, 0840 - Jetty Visitor’s Centre,
0850 - Museum, 0900 - Visitor’s Centre, 0910 - Explorer. From this time on
the shuttle will arrive at the designated stops every 10 min. throughout the
- 1500 Bank is open.
0930 - 1030
Philatelic Bureau open only at this time. The Jetty Visitor’s Centre
has stamps available for posting.
1200 - 1330
Lunch is served.
Tea time in the Explorer Lounge.
1630 appx: Last Shuttle from the Museum departs at
1700 Last person to arrive to the Explorer.
1730 Explorer sails from Port Stanley.
1930 - 2100
Dinner is served in the Dining Room.
Evening Video - Another BBC Blue Planet production - Frozen Seas (45
Late night snacks available in the Explorer Lounge
Did you know - More active than seals,
more personable than skuas or petrels, penguin are by far the most lively
and interesting of Antarctic animals. They are found in all latitudes of
the southern hemisphere, from the coast of Antarctica to the equator, with
most species between 45° and 55° S