The Island is operated solely for wildlife and wilderness tourism. With only one Lodge on the Island you will be assured of privacy wherever your day takes you – whether that is finding solitude on one of the majestic white sandy beaches, immersing in photography, hiking and exploring the Island, or simply relaxing in the comfortable Lodge.

The Lodge

Sea Lion Lodge was opened on the 7th January 1988 by the Right Honourable Lord Shackleton (the youngest son of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famous Antarctic explorer)…

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Tours & Hiking

The Lodge is located towards the eastern end of the Island with gentoo penguin colonies on its doorstep. It is also within easy walking distance of the sandy beaches that are home to the southern elephant seals…

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The Wildlife

Sea Lion Island is valued for its incredible wildlife diversity which reflects the Island’s high quality native habitats and its lack of rats and other introduced predators…

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Sea Lion Lodge is working hard to improve its environmental sustainability for the benefit of the Island and our guests. In close collaboration with Falkland Islands Development Corporation, and more recently with Falkland Islands Holidays, we arrange annual tussac planting weekends with local volunteers…

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Designated as a National Nature Reserve, Sea Lion Island is the Falklands’ gemstone. With no introduced rodents, invasive species or farming activity, the flora, including expansive areas of tussac grass, has flourished. Here you will see all the Falklands’ endemic bird species, including Cobb’s wrens and tussac birds, along with 40 other species of birds that make Sea Lion Island their home.

Your hosts at Sea Lion Island have more than 20 years’ experience in environmental and wildlife conservation, and are leading the way in environmental sustainable tourism at the Falkland Islands. In 2018 Sea Lion Island was voted as one of the 7 wonders of the Falkland Islands.

**** High Alert of Avian Influenza****

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) was detected at several sites in the Falkland Islands in 2023/24, as well as being widespread in the Americas and Europe. HPAI can have devastating impacts on wild bird populations. It is currently being monitored within the Falkland Islands, and the government may place restrictions at affected wildlife sites.

For current information on HPAI at the Falkland Islands visit: Avian Influenza (

You must make sure your footwear, equipment and outer clothes have thoroughly been cleaned of mud and debris before arriving into the Falkland Islands, especially if you are arriving from another wildlife site or a farm.

On arrival at Sea Lion Island you will be required to use a disinfectant footbath for outdoor boots.

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    Sea Lion Lodge, Sea Lion Island, Falklands Islands, South Atlantic T (500) 32004 F (500) 32003