The Falkland Sound
Sail the famous channel that divides the Falkland archipelago
Falkland Sound is the straight that separates East and West Falkland in the Falkland Islands. It was the Sound that actually gave the whole archipelago its name, as it was named in 1690 for Viscount Falkland. It was only in the years after the Sound was mapped that the name “Falkland” was used for the whole island group. The Spanish name for Falkland Sound is "Estrecho de San Carlos".
Your journey through Falkland Sound will bring you to islands that are a paradise for wildlife. You’ll see coastlines of rugged cliffs filled with albatross, and gentle, sandy bays where seals haul up and penguins nest.
As well as wonders of nature, you’ll receive a warm welcome from the hardy but generous people who farm these far-flung islands and help to conserve the large numbers of species that live here with them.
There’s also the more somber recent history of the 1982 conflict, and the lives lost here. Some of the sites you’ll visit were active battlefields, and your expert guides will explain the politics and the history that led to modern warfare on these beautiful islands, and in the air and on the seas around them.
Interesting facts about The Falkland Sound
Whales and dolphins travel the Sound with you, including the iconic Commerson’s dolphin with its distinctive black and white markings that make it seem like a miniature orca.
Highlights Close to The Falkland Sound
Arrival at Port Stanley
The Falkland Islands
Embark in Port Stanley
Our trips to The Falkland Sound