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Visit the sea lions, Palomino Islands, in Lima PERU

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USD 66.67
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You will visit a protected natural area and see how is possible to find a balance among flora, fauna and human being. Our speed boats are in perfect conditions and we are working wit Sernanp, the government organization to protect and develop the area.

Be with wild sea lions in their natural environment and also learning about birds, Humboldt penguins, nature and culture, the islands are the Peruvian history summary. You can enjoy complimentary snacks and wear our wet suits on board to jump into the water and enjoy. In fact you are not obligated to swim if you don't wish. Enjoy this family and friendly, 2.5 hour experience.
  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
  • Tour includes all equipment, snacks, and optional hotel pickup in Lima
What to Expect
Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve.  Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins. On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold. After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Mar Adentro Excursiones / Mar Adentro Peru, Jorge Chavez 120, Callao 07021, Peru
2: Miraflores, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
Only if you are staying in Miraflores. Please write us your Hotel or Airbnb name and address to pick you up between 8 30 and 9 00 AM.

Av. Jorge Chavez 120 Chucuito, Callao, ABTAO submarine MUSEO
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by speed boat
  • Wetsuit
  • Bathrooms and a simple shower at the boarding club
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Protection and conservation fee (11 Soles or 4 USD each person)
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Sitio Naval- Submarino Ex Bap Abtao
  • Entry/Admission - Mar Adentro Excursiones
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code: swimsuit, your towel, your hat, sun protector, warm clothing, raincoats
  • Take care of your personal belongings The company is not responsible for losses.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you book transfer round trip from Miraflores, provide us your address
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked the tour online, everything went well. The team was excellent and knowledgable. Was great being on the ocean in that boat.. bumps and all .

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined this trip after hearing about it from a friend. It was amazing. Not only were the islands beautiful and the journey there enjoyable, the swimming with sea lions experience was really quite unique. Our guide, Julio, was very supportive and professional, and I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alexander W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked online and had app contact all the way and that worked very well. The taxi service they offer is worth the money as it is a decent car with good driver and only slightly more expensive than an old taxi with questionable driver....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ErikNL2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really great experience, the tour guide on the boat was excellent and very knowledgeable giving plenty of information about the surrounding area and wildlife. We were a family of 3 with a 16 year old teenager although there was families with younger...More

2  Thank Lennyandneen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was amazing. The lions came up so close to us, sniffing our feet and playing in between us. We were surrounded by them, so cute and curious. Definitely the highlight of all of our trips. Highly recommend. Note water is very cold in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank carolyn898
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Arielle B
15 September 2019|
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Response from Simon D | Reviewed this property |
No lockers. Be sure to take into account that traffic in Lima can be very slow! Make sure you have plenty of time to get to airport.
7 August 2019|
Response from nicolascretton | Reviewed this property |
yes they are provided on the tour and yes, they are compulsory
Ekaterina K
28 July 2019|
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Response from KarlCanaries | Reviewed this property |
Wetsuits are provided so the water doesn't feel that cold. Would be a shame not to go in as it's such a unique experience
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