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West Point Island Cruises

Gentoo penguins on the beach in West Point, Falklands
Gentoo penguins on the beach in West Point, Falklands
Colourfullypainted building amongst flowering gorse bushes at the WestPoint Settlement, on West Point Island in the Falkland Islands

Privately-owned West Point is one of the Falkland Islands, and this rocky outcrop to the north west of the archipelago is home to the Napier family – and to countless seabirds.

The island boasts around 70 per cent of the world's breeding black-browed albatrosses, and is a popular spot for Rockhopper penguins and Southern giant petrels.

The tiny island is no more than 6km long and has ruggedly-impressive scenery, particularly to the south where 350m-high cliffs face out over the South Atlantic. This contrasts with the bay on the east coast, where the Napier farmhouse is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds by surrounding hills. The climb up the hill from the bay to the main promontory on the island, Devil’s Nose, reveals the vast bird colonies.

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