Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
Sea Lion Island is the largest of the Sea Lion Island Group of the Falkland Islands. It lies 14.2 km southeast of Lafonia (East Falkland). The island is free of introduced predators and has been designated a National Nature Reserve.
An introductory guided tour around the island in a comfortable vehicle is available. Beautiful plantations of the spectacular tussac grass cover one fifth of the island and provide a perfect habitat and protection for much of the islands varied fauna, including elephant seals and sealions. Besides the tussac, there are dazzling white sand beaches, cliffs, fresh water ponds and heath land, all with their own populations and all within walking distance.
Things to see and do
* Southern sea lions
* Elephant Seals
* Sea birds
* Killer whales
Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Falkland Pound (FKP)
Language – English
Land Area – 131.6 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Transport Links – Sea Lion Island is only 40 minutes by air on FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) which is the inter-island air taxi service from Stanley.