The stunning view of thw shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth
The stunning view of the shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth Photo: Mark Spicer / Falkland Islands Tourist Board Photo

Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights

If you want to see the highlights of Stanley in a short amount of time, then this is the ideal tour for you! Join this guided coach tour, taking you to interesting sites while you learn about the history of the Falkland Islands.

  • See the highlights of Stanley.
  • Local guide.
  • See the shipwreck of the famous Lady Elizabeth
  • An introduction to Stanley
  • Season

    Winter

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Minimum number of passengers

    30

  • Booking code

    A-FAI7

  • From

    $ 130

  • Notices

    Free entry to Nutt Cartmell Cottage. Please note that some buses may take different routes in order to avoid congestion at key sites.

First, a local guide presents an introduction to Stanley – the diminutive capital of the Falklands. A coach then drives you along Ross Road, Stanley’s main street, which runs along the sea front. The guide points out interesting sights along the way. 

Apart from the major highlights, which include the Cathedral with its Whale Bone Arch, the 1982 Liberation Memorial, wrecks of old sailing ships, a private whalebone display, Stanley Airport, minefields, and some of Stanley’s original houses, you also see the hospital, Government House, the Community School, The mizzen-mast from the famous SS Great Britain, and Stanley’s various hotels – all which impart an idea about the islanders’ daily life in this ruggedly remote yet beautiful place. The guide´s commentary and stories convey additional insights about Falklands heritage, social habits and economy

You are also taken outside town for a stunning view of Stanley and down to the harbour to see the shipwreck The Lady Elizabeth. Various species of flora and fauna can also be seen on this tour, including the upland goose and flightless Falkland steamer duck.

The tour ends at the new Historic Dockyard and Museum with the option of being dropped off at the Jetty Visitor Centre instead.

Practical information:

  • Port: Stanley
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Language: English
  • Included: Free entry to Nutt Cartmell Cottage (original 1849 cottage recreated in period style of the 1850s, 1940s and 1970s).
    Tour Pack - Map, Stamped Postcard, Museum Leaflet and a Hot Beverage Voucher. Hot Beverage Voucher that can be claimed at the Teaberry Café or the Waterfront Kitchen Cafe.
  • Remarks: Warm and waterproof layered clothing and sensible footwear. Tour may be operated in different order to avoid congestion at key sites.  Tour may be operated in different order to avoid congestion at key sites. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes - Guests must be able to climb into the bus (1 small step) and wheelchair must be able to be folded.
  • Walking information:  Minimal Walking - photostops on paved, gravel, grassy terrain.

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