Saunders Island  is located in the northern part of the Falkland Islands. It is a working sheep farm, but also one of the premier wildlife destinations in the Falklands. The only settlement is located on the eastern portion of the island, with the highest concentration of wildlife found to the west at "The Neck".
Most visitors arrive using the government air service. The landing strip is a short drive from the settlement and is well-maintained. Cruise ships have been increasingly adding Saunders to their itineraries, with many of them spending at least a half day at the neck.
The wildlife on Saunders is exceptional, especially at the Neck. Saunders boasts a huge colony of black-browed albatrosses, numerous rockhopper and gentoo penguins, magellanic penguins, occasional king penguins, and imperial cormorants. Elephant seals, black-necked swans, and other rare animals may also be seen.
Hiking and wildlife are the highlights of this island. Landrover trips to the Neck are available for £30 (as of March 2007) for a return journey.
Everything on Saunders is self-catering. Basic food supplies such as eggs and bread can be purchased at the settlement. All of the lodging on the island provides basic cooking facilities.
There are four lodging options on the island, each of which should be reserved well in advance by contacting David & Suzan Pole-Evans at [email protected]. Rates quoted were accurate as of November 2004.
Phone and internet service are not currently available.