With their distinctive crown, rockhoppers are not to be missed!
Our Expert Says… "Another Falklands highlight, these penguins are well-named. They can climb sheer cliffs that most humans would struggle to deal with, even with special equipment. You can sometimes find rockhopper nest sites right at the top of cliffs - a testament to their abilities and proof that penguins aren't all ungainly on land!"
Rockhopper penguins are one of the smaller species, but also one of the most distinctive! One of several species of crested penguin, rockhoppers sport a "crown" of spiky yellow and black feathers on their heads. The chicks are not born with crests, though - these develop with age.
Pictures of Rockhopper Penguin
Highlights where the Rockhopper Penguin can be seen
Arrival at Port Stanley
Beagle Channel & Lectures
Our trips to spot the Rockhopper Penguin