Captain's Choice 2013
81 guests arrived on the 2nd of November, that evening a traditional carvery was enjoyed by all at the Malvina House Hotel and a lecture by Ewen Southby Tailyour on the conflict in preparation for those attending the Battle tour the following day.
The next day a choice of 3 trips were offered and all tours were thoroughly enjoyed – 40 clients going out to Bluff Cove, where clients boasted a truly hospitable day, superb food and overall experience with Hattie, Kevin and her team. 30 taking the Battle tour with their guides, veteran, Ewen Southby-Tailyour accompanied by Tony Smith and Gary Clement who made the trip very moving and interesting with a smoko being provided by Andi Neat at San Carlos and a buffet lunch at Darwin House. 13 guests going out to Volunteer Point with Nobby Clarke, Carrot, Nyree Heathman, Ron Bucket and Charlene Rowlands – again a superb smoko provided by Derek and Trudi at the point before experiencing the wonders of the King Penguins.
On the last evening - The Gala event, held at the Town Hall was superb with 105 guests in total including HE Governor Hayward. A full packed evening with an outstanding meal provided by Matthew Clarke and his superb team at the Malvina House Hotel, with Carl and Jasper and staff offering excellent service and fluidity to the evening. Entertainment provided by Andi Neat and Tim Cotter, the Community School Musicians and the evening came to a close with the Pushers. Gary Clement filled the role perfectly as Master of Ceremonies!
A presentation was made to the Governor by clients of Captains Choice for approximately £1000 which was awarded to Falklands Conservation, SAMA and Stephen Jaffray memorial. Funds were raised by holding a raffle at Iguassu falls the night prior to arriving in the islands, to see who would sit at the Governors Table. The 4 guests at the table were Mrs Rae Ward, who presented the money to HE, Mr Sandy McWilliam and Mr & Mrs Hiscock, who lost their nephew in the conflict and were over the moon that some of the funds were to be given to SAMA.
There were handmade gift boxes on the table made by Arlette herself and inside were handmade Pale Maiden vanilla centre sweets from Bitter Sweet – which were a lovely addition to the table decorations!
All in all a very successful tour which Falkland Islands Holidays are proud to have managed. Arlette Bloomfield manager of FIH, would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the above mentioned and also FITT for their transportation services! Captain’s Choice is looking to take another tour with us next season in early 2015!
Quote from Richard Moras, CC Tour Manager: -
“Greetings from Chile…. Everyone still raving about Falklands stopover. Thanks so much for the pictures of a very special night. Many thanks too to Arlette for delivering such a professional and successful tour product”