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Islas Palomino

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All reviews swimming with sea lions sea sickness wet suits half day trip humboldt penguins boat tour an amazing experience literally thousands warm clothes rocky ride snacks and beverages wetsuits birds velas prison swam guano
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We love animal encounters and I learned about swimming with sea lions as a fun day trip for us on our last day in Peru. The descriptions below are accurate; very rocky ride (2+ people started throwing up early in the trip on our boat)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Panuspics
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This was a fantastic experience. The boat tour took some time to and from the island, but the boat was fine and there were room enough. There were only a few penguins at the first island we stopped at, but the at the second Palomino...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

The water was freezing but tbh we were so excited that we kinda forgot about it after a while. Being surrounded by so many sea lions in their natural habitat was absolutely incredible. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect and with how many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AllieW181
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We've been on similar trips to this and it's easy for them to fall a little short. The boat was steady and dare I say comfortable. The first thing was the birds skimming along the water, then the penguins appear out of nowhere and finally...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Why around? Because we did a boat tour and when swimming next to the Islands we were surrounded by more than a 100 sea lions, this was crazy to me (in a positive way!). Also discovered the activity with exploor peru by reading alex_tudgeon's review...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank taylor602
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I've never seen so many sea lions in their natural habitat, that was just an amazing experience. At was I first a little scared due to their teeth and the noise they made but when our guide told us that they are just curious and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank _alex_trudgeonmaddix
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This are a group of small islands off the coast of Callao, they are famous because you can see and even swim with sea lions, and see sea birds, is a short boat trip from el Callao port and a fun activity for the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Viviana42California
Reviewed 17 January 2018

For the summer it really is a nice activity for all the animal-/nature lovers. Not as cold as mentioned on previous reviews (these people obviously didn't do it in summer :)). Booked the tour with exploorperu, as recommended by other, and was very happy with...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank cheapi55
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fantastic! Loved it! Water was freezing and the island really stunk, but still a great experience, for everybody I think. Good snack too, after swimming. I don´t remember who my guide was, but he was very nice, informative, and helpful. He also took lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 18 November 2017

i booked the tour through Routes of Pero. A driver and a guide picked me up from the hotel and drove me to the port where they put me on a boat (orginize by another company !). When I came back there was no driver...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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25 April 2017|
Response from Mutludem | Reviewed this property |
Yeah cheapest tours around 35 USD. They pick you up from the harbour, 2 hours boat journey (they offer you some free pills against sea sickness) and when you arrive the island they stop. You may or may not (it's up to you... More
6 August 2016|
Response from Craig-World-Travelle | Reviewed this property |
We did it from our cruise ship but we got in a day early (medical issue with one of passengers) so we didn't have luggage issue. I don't think the ship will hold luggage and there is no way to get back to ship once you... More