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Isla de Lobos

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Address: | Cabo Polonio, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Phone Number: 094443600

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We went with Dimar Tours. The day before two cruise ships were not able to start tendering operation as the sea was quite rough. Waves around 1,5 metres. Dimar Tours was the only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive, long and uncomfortable trip for only 10 minutes watching from long distance. No introduction, no comment

Thank Sébastien L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We went with Dimar Tours. The day before two cruise ships were not able to start tendering operation as the sea was quite rough. Waves around 1,5 metres. Dimar Tours was the only tour operator doing the tour under these conditions and we made it with 6 people – by sharing a boat (Tattoo V) for 400 US $. Nobody... More 

1 Thank doktormosler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We did a tour out to the island with one of the companies at the port (you'll have to go down a few steps to find the tour operators... It's not that obvious). We didn't have to reserve in advance. There are 2 main options, you can take a bigger boat, or you can take a small boat and then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is a great trip and definately worth it. We booked through a tour operator who has a kiosk down on the decking near the harbour. The boat is lovely and the tour guides spoke great English and had some really interesting facts. Saw loads is sea wolfs and sea elephants. Was lots of fun and better than we even... More 

1 Thank Laura B
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We took a private boat ride to the island and have never seen so many , literally thousands of seals enjoying their private little island understurbed by men ...enjoying live ! When we got close to the island ..the seals where very excited ..jumped into the water and swam towards us to greet us and perform wonderful water dances all... More 

2 Thank Silvie K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Ok it wasn't that windy a day in port but gee our vessel became the vomit boat. The chairs are uncomfortable and if you feel sick there is nowhere to lie down except two lots of 3 airline chairs. Me an another woman argued over whod get them. I did triage since i had a real temperature i got the... More 

1 Thank MrsWorldly
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Is the second larger sea wolves natural habitat in earth, the calculation is approximatelly 300.000 animals living there... Very interesting to visit and appreciate the island, located 5 nautical miles away from shore, The light house is one of the tallest in the world with 66 meters focal height. The rotating beam could be seenig from 14 nautical miles away.... More 

1 Thank Gonzalo D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Seeing thousands of sealions in one place is, indeed, a peculiar sight and something to remember for years to come. Friendly and skillful creatures will entretain children endlessly. A stop over in Isla de Gorriti on the way back makes the outing a true "advanture" for kids

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The ride out is rough in the small boats from Punta Este. Nice if you really love to see the Lobos. there a bunch of them,

1 Thank TXJeffro
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

You have to find the right morning, with calm waters, rent a boat if you have more than 10 people, and bring the picnic.! One hour or less later you are surrounding by this mammals! if you are brave, you can swim with them but be precocious they are wild, they do not like to many visitors!

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