On this tour you’ll take a yacht out to Islas Palomino to swim with sea lions. This is a unique experience, and one that you’re not likely to forget. Notice schedule: From Monday to Friday : Meeting Time 10:30 AM and embarkimng time at 11:00AM. Pick up time would around10:00 AM. On Saturdays and Sundays: Meeting time 09:30 AM and embarking time at 10:00 AM. Pick up time would be around 09:00 AM. From December (when Summer comes) it would be open a new departure in the afternoon, please check the departure time.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour leaves from Callao. You’ll board a yacht here and settle in for a ride to the islands. The yacht has two floors and is very comfortable. There are places to sit throughout the whole thing, including in the bow and in the rear. There is also a bathroom, living room, and kitchen on the first floor.
The ride out to Islas Palomino takes about 1.5 hours. On the way you’ll pass several other islands, including Islas San Lorenzo, Islas El Fronton, and Islas Cavinzas (which is usually covered with seabirds). Guides will explain the significance of the islands and offer you snacks and drinks.
You’ll eventually arrive at Islas Palomino and see sea lions covering the island and swimming in the water. In fact, around 8,000 sea lions live here. Your guides will teach you how to get into the water and swim with the sea lions. Don’t worry – these are very friendly animals! You’ll be able to watch them dart, jump, and swim all around you. It’s very exciting and exhilarating.
After swimming with the sea lions for about 40 minutes, you’ll get back on the boat and return to Callao. In total, this tour takes about 4 hours.
With a fabulous show of marine wildlife, the Palamino Islands boat trip is one of the most exciting tours close to Lima. The full day trip amazes with interesting historical sites, a diverse array of sea birds, and you can even jump in and swim with sea lions!
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What to Bring
Swimsuit, jacket, hat, sunscreen, towel, sneakers or shoes with rubber soles, camera, and sunglasses.
Life jacket, guide, and boat transportation.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
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