Situated toward the Southeast of East Falkland, Bleaker Island is a small working organic sheep and cattle farm. The Island itself is roughly 12 miles long, 1 mile at its widest and fairly flat making it an ideal location for clients looking for easy walks with a wealth of diverse accessible wildlife in a relatively small area.
There are 8,000 breeding pairs of King Cormorants close to the main settlement where you can while away the hours observing the young honing their flying skills.
To the North of the island, you can find Sandy Bay home to approximately 3,000 breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins.
Wading through the dense tussac grass at Long Gulch, there’s a small Southern Rockhopper penguin colony (~750 breeding pairs). The habitat also plays host to the endemic Cobb’s Wren, Grass Wren and of course Tussac birds.
Being a long thin island, it has a very extensive coastline that attracts a multitude of wildlife including Sea Lions which haul out on the rocks and offshore tussac islands. Big Pond provides a superb habitat for many other bird species, including both White tufted and Silvery grebe and Black necked swans.
Wildlife to see on Bleaker Island
Full board accommodation provided within the farm settlement at the comfortable Cobb’s cottage. Comprising of well sized lounge / dining area, separate kitchen and sun lounge. There is a flat-screen television, DVD player and mini hi-fi system along with a trust bar and wi-fi connectivity throughout.
2x twin rooms with en-suite shower room
Full board accommodation provided within the farm settlement at the comfortable Cassard House. Large open plan lounge and kitchen, large conservatory/sun room. Facilities include a flat-screen television, DVD player, mini hi-fi system, a trust bar and wi-fi connectivity throughout.
3x twin and 1x double all with en-suite shower room