Carcass & West Point

In over 100 years of habitation, Carcass Island, named after HMS Carcass, has had three environmentally conscious owners who have avoided the introduction of rats and cats. This care and freedom from predation has made a difference that is immediately evident and needs to be experienced rather than described.

Magellanic penguins nest around the settlement and Gentoo colony is a short walk away. There is also a large colony of striated caracara (Johnny Rook), a small Elephant Seal colony, King Cormorants and Night Herons to be found on the Island.

They say, "the west is best" why not put them to the test and take the day excursion to West Point Island...

The trip taken by boat is available to clients staying on Carcass Island.  Take to the seas on the Seaquest a motorised catamaran which takes you across to West Point, journey time is approximately 1 hour. Watch out for the dolphins and the swooping sea birds on the way.  Once at West Point you are free to explore the settlement and surrounding areas, such as Devils Nose Cliffs where wildlife includes Rockhopper penguins, Black-browed Albatross and much more.


   - Carcass Cottage




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