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Isla de Lobos

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Address: | Cabo Polonio, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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+598 94 443 600

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Largest Sea lions reserve

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told it's the second largest group of sea lions. Fairly long boat ride, lots of tourist on boat seasick, we took a Calypso excursion, nice boat, good platform for trip, ticket had English and Spanish instructions, liked that, boat ride was ok , but of about 2 hour trip, most of the time was transit, you do not... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct species of Sea Lions

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

You will know you're getting close, the smell. There are so many sea lions and sea wolves in one place. It is amazing. Some are giving a show, most just lazing around.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The trip to the Isla was too long and it was wery cold at the boat! The "lobos" were funny and noisy, but it was too cold to think about swimming with them. The trip was only in spanish and portugese, so we did not understand all what was happening either. If you just want to see the lobos (not... More 

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Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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