Highest cliffs in the islands offer stunning coastal scenery
Well-named West Point Island is one of the furthest points in the northwest of the Falklands archipelago. Known originally as Albatross Island (and Isla Remolinos in Spanish), this 5.5 square miles of grassy rock has some of the most stunning scenery to be found in the islands.
West Point is a working sheep farm and is owned by the Napier family, who will warmly welcome you to their home. As its original name implies, you’ll also be welcomed by the calls and shrieks from the huge colony of black-browed albatross that live here. In fact, more than two-thirds of the world’s entire albatross population breed here in the Falklands!
But the highest cliffs and the biggest albatross colony aren’t the only things that await you on West Point. There is a large southern rockhopper penguin colony, as well as a smaller Magellanic penguin nest site. Other notable bird species include striated caracaras, Cobb's wrens, blackish cinclodes, and white-bridled finches. In fact, there are so many important species here that West Point Island has been formally listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA).
The other thing you’ll get on West Point is fantastic Napier hospitality! Your group will be welcomed with traditional tea, cake, and biscuits as well as an invitation to walk around the island gardens.
Interesting facts about Westpoint Island
Cliff Mountain is stunning, a towering sandstone monolith that is the Falkland's tallest cliff. From a high vantage point, you might spot the black and white Commerson's dolphins that frequent the waters here, and perhaps the whales and fur seals that are also regulars.
Pictures of Westpoint Island
Highlights Close to Westpoint Island
Arrival at Port Stanley
The Falkland Islands
Embark in Port Stanley
Animals in Westpoint Island
Our trips to Westpoint Island