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“Largest concentrations of sea lions in the world”
Review of Isla de Lobos

Isla de Lobos
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Boat trip in rough sea, lasting from 2 to 3 hours, leaving the fishing port until near the island where one can observe one of the largest concentrations of sea lions in the world. There are so many animals that their odor is even felt with the boat away from the shores.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

after seeing some of the sea lions in the water near the fish market, we had no choice but to pay the 50$ pp for a trip to the island.
we were lucky and got a boat right after and departed at 2:30 pm in sunny, calm weather. the island itself was simply amazing, thousands of sea lions relaxing on the rocks or swimming and jumping out of the water.
the crew provided us with some information about the island and the animals in general. unfortunately we couldnt swim with them, something i definitely wouldnt miss, given the option.
on the way back it got colder with more wind, so take warm clothing with you and i would not recommend departing any later than 3 pm.

2  Thank actionben
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

It's a nice boat ride from Punta del Este, took about an hour, but well worth it. There are hundreds of seals here. The boats can get quite close to them...too close if you have a sensitive nose. Fabulous seeing so many seals & sea lions together. Good views of the light house too

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 swim with, dock with or land on the island, just pull boat up close and look. We had a crew man explain as much as we could understand about the national marine park, the island, lighthouse and wreck , nearby.

2  Thank Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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