Welcome to Jason Islands
Stretching 65km off the west coast of West Falkland, this chain is among the westernmost in the Falklands. The Jasons take their name from HMS Jason, dispatched to survey the Falklands in 1766. The archipelago’s largest islands are Grand Jason, 11km long and about 3km across, and, to the west, Steeple Jason, 10km long and 1.5km wide at its broadest. Both are uninhabited nature reserves owned by the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City. Steeple Jason is home to the largest colony of black-browed albatrosses in the world: 113,000 pairs nest in a vast colony that continues for 5km along the island’s windward western coast. There are also 65,000 pairs of rockhopper penguins.