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Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour provided by America Viajes

Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour

Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour
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About
Live an amazing experience as you enjoy a sightseeing boat tour of Callao/Palomino Islands and get to swim with sea lions in their natural environment near Lima. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and a professional guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14681P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • 4-hour tour through the islands of Callao
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit provided
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Fins and mask
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • 4-hour tour through the islands of Callao
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit provided
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Fins and mask
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Islas Palomino
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    You'll be picked up from your hotel at 10am and head to the district of Callao. At 11:30am, you'll set sail to the islands of Callao. Admire the anchorage of yachts, warships and merchant ships in the bay of Callao as you go. During the trip, you'll go through the Camotal open where sea islands can be seen. You'll pass by the San Lorenzo and Fronton islands, see fishing boats at work, various colonies of seabirds and the second largest colony of Humboldt penguins, as well as the Cavinzas Island. At 12pm, you'll arrive at the farthest point, Palomino Island, home to a large colony of seals (sea lions). Here, you can swim freely between them which, thanks to the absence of predators, is unforgettable. At 1:30pm, you'll start your return passing by impressive cliffs and islets forms. A snack before arriving at the pier is served. You'll arrive at 3 pm and be taken back to your hotel.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kiwamikono
Kailua-Kona, HI89 contributions
Great tour すごくよかった。
Mar 2020
Amazing experience. Little worry about pick up. because They tell me one day before tour for pick up time.
Taxi Pick me up right time. and went harbor and signed. Wait little bit and ride to boat.
small boat didn't start engine. We waited 10~15min.
Big Boat was conferrable. I spoke with Colombian. It wan fun!
I saw pelican and seagulls on the way.
Im so excited!
When we get point,We changed lifejacket and Just flouting.
I bring own mask(They don't have it But I can use it)
water little bit cold.march is not use rental wetsuits.
sea lion was nosy and smell was bad!!!! But sooooo Cute!!
When finish for swim they give me snack and drink.
Awesome tour! pictures Just 40sol. ($11.50)
Tour $110.
Retune hotel taxi change location for me.
I want to go miraflores. They take care of me! Thank you for wonderful tour!
One guide speak little bit Japanese!

素晴らしい経験。ツアーの1日前に送迎時間を教えてくれるので、送迎が少し心配でした。
タクシーは、タイミングよく迎えに来てくれました。
そして、私は港に行き、署名しました。少し待ってからボートに乗ります。
小さなボートはエンジンを始動しませんでした。 10〜15分待ちました。
船は快適でした。コロンビアの人と話をしました。楽しかった!
途中でペリカンとカモメを見ました。
すごく楽しい!
ポイントに着くと、ライフジャケットを変え、浮いているだけでアシカが見れます。
私は自分のマスクを持ってきました。(船はマスクをレンタルしていませんが、持私物は使うことができます。)
少しの水は冷たかった。夏なのでレンタルウェットスーツをしていませんでした。
アシカはうるさいし臭い!!!!でも、すっごくかわいい!!
泳ぎ終わったら、おやつと飲み物をくれました。
素晴らしいツアー!写真40ソル。 ($ 11.50)
ツアー$ 110。
ホテルまでの送迎タクシーの場所を変更してくれました。
ミラフロレスに行来たかったので伝えると彼らは別途の料金なしで行ってくれました!素晴らしいツアーをありがとう!
一人のガイドが少し日本語を話しました。楽しかった。是非、ペルーでの海も体験して欲しいです。
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carinakdk
Sesimbra, Portugal14 contributions
Amazing experience
Jan 2020
We booked with hotel pickup and everything went as advertised. The boat tour lasts for about 4h and they give us some explanations regarding the islands along the way. Keep in mind that you do not step into the islands. You can only observe them from the boat. but getting into Palomino you'll be amazed with the hundreds of sea lions that you will find. Get ready for the unpleasant smell, sea lions tend to smell very bad. but that's how they are. The grunts they make can bother some people but I thought it was wonderful. The water is quite cold, even in summer (<19 ° C) but they borrow wetsuits. once in the water is an incredible experience. the animals are super curious and come close to us. they touch us but we don't feel threatened. they do it out of curiosity and we feel that curiosity from the moment the animals see the embrace.
Written 7 February 2020
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Sherri O
Scottsdale, AZ3 contributions
Fantastic Excursion
Jan 2020
This tour is amazing. Have never seen so many sea lions and even a few penguins. The sea lions came right up to us and will even touch you. The only reason I did not rate at a 5 is that we rented a pair of fins at $20 and never received them on the tour. I notified the tour operator and they responded that they would look into it but never heard anything back from them. You really don't need the fins, only a wet suit.
Written 30 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel Zachary K
Lewisville, TX4 contributions
Amazing Trip
Apr 2019 • Solo
This trip was awesome. At the beginning they give you a motion sickness pill. I strongly recommend that you accept it, as some of the other guests got sick because they didn't. Wilson was our tour guide. He was funny and he really knew the history well. We got to see penguins just chilling on a rock, and we swam with sea lions. On they way back they provided some snacks.

They had body suits, but I'm on the heavier side, so I just swam in my shorts. If you can fit into one of their suits, I recommend it because the water is pretty cold. There are lots of jelly fish, but they're not dangerous. I got stung, but the pain went away within a few hours. Just watch out. They crew does a great job of helping people avoid them, but I just had a bit of bad luck. It did not by any means ruin the trip for me.

10/10, would do it again
Written 12 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dmitri Perepelov
Pincourt, Canada23 contributions
Great experience, poor organization
The experience of swimming with those beautiful animals in their own environment was truly unforgettable. The logistics however could benefit from improvements.
For starters, the driver who gave us a ride to the meeting point - didn't know exactly where to bring us to. Perhaps because of that we were the last ones to board the yacht, which was quite small for our group
The upper deck was completely occupied by a group of New Zealanders, who weren't really eager to share the space. Peruvians with little kids and other Spanish speaking people were on the lower deck. We had a hard time to find a place for ourselves: 2 adults and 1 8yr old boy, and the staff did not make any effort to help us. The guide somehow decided to speak English only to the upper deck people, completely ignoring us. Only after my rather stern reminder he started sharing his attention more equally. On our way back Spanish-speaking people somehow decided that it is a private yacht for them and their vomiting babies, and we were forced to almost stand because there was no room for us to sit comfortably. Again, the staff did not bother to restore the order. I think overall it cost much less than 125 us dollars per person that we paid. I hope the company organizing the tours planned so poorly goes bankrupt in near future making room for those who can do a better job.
Written 2 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your comments, this helps us to keep improving. With regard to on-board service, now that we are in the high season, we try to satisfy all customers, but sometimes cases occur outside of our reach. We hope your understanding.
Written 4 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

susanapost
Marietta, GA2 contributions
Sea Lion Fun
Oct 2018 • Solo
Swimming with the Sea Lions was so cool, get in a wet suit and just do it. Having these amazing creatures come up and nuzzle your feet is truly a special experience. The tour group was great as well, especially Mario who found the things I left in his car after my drop off and came back to return them to me. Thank you!!!
Written 6 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

evamariag133
Rapid City, SD17 contributions
Amazing tour, should be on your "MUST DO" list when in Lima !!!
Sep 2018 • Couples
We booked this tour late in the evening the night before & the tour agency was amazing!! They accommodated us so graciously in-spite of this last minute decision. We were picked up, dropped off & everything was explained to detail.Everyone was super nice !! The ship's captain was fantastic !!! One of our fellow passengers did get very sea sick and the captain ensured a smoother passage back to make sure he was comfortable, even though it was a detour. We were a very nice group of strangers and the tour guide spoke 3 languages to make sure everyone was in the loop. Now, as for the most amazing part of this tour : The assembly of approx. 8000 sea lions. What an incredible sight and experience. Some passengers chose to go swimming with them and the staff couldn't have been more helpful with their experience being " one of a lifetime "- kind !!! We also saw 2 Humboldt Penguins. All in all this is a must do activity in Lima at a very affordable price. Don't miss out on something so spectacular and well planned !!! We LOVED it !!
Written 3 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comment, little by little The visit to the Palomino Islands becomes a must-visit place for all visitors to the city of Lima. We are pleased to hear that we contributed that your last day of travel in Peru has been excellent.
Written 5 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kailayu
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
The most amazing animal experience of my life!
Sep 2018 • Friends
This sea lion tour is hands down one of the best experiences of my life! It was totally magical and if you are visiting Peru, you HAVE to make sure to take this tour. I didn't know anything like this existed!

The tour guide picked us up from our hotel bright and early at 930am and took us on the 25-minute van ride down to the city of Callao. We boarded the boat with about 10 other guests for a guided tour of the four islands, ending up at Palomino Island, where the sea lions reside.

We were shocked by what we saw (in a good way!) The island was absolutely covered in sea lions, thousands of them. There were no sea islands in the water when we jumped in, but once we were in the water, about 50 sea lions swam up to greet us. They swim right up to you and love to bop your feet. It was the most magical experience of my life, and the next time I come to Peru I am taking the tour again!
Written 10 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was a pleasure to have satisfied your visit to Lima with the tour to the Palomino Islands. For us it was a pleasure to be able to accompany 02 well-known Bloggers on Instagram. Thanks for your sight with us.
Written 5 October 2018
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Kristin W
7 contributions
The most INCREDIBLE sea lion experience ever!
I can’t describe to you how much I loved this tour. We thought maybe we’d see a few sea lions at most. Boy were we wrong! There are about 5,000 sea lions living on the remote island of Palomino. The tour guide was absolutely incredible and had such a positive outlook on life. It was a bit of a rocky ride there, but so worth it. Make sure to take the medicine, even if you don’t get sea sick!

Once we got there, we didn’t have bathing suits but we’re supplied with wetsuits anyway. We decided to just go for it and jump in. I warn you, it is COLD but so worth it. The sea lions came right up and interacted with us the whole time! They are super friendly and absolutely adorable and completely in the wild! It was truly astonishing to see them up close and in person.

We had so much fun we couldn’t stop raving about it afterwards. We had to have watched our sea lion video at least 20 times.

Overall, you MUST see this experience. It’s something that you could never do anywhere else, so don’t miss your chance!
Written 10 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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