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Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru provided by Mar Adentro Excursiones

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Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Museo de Sitio Naval- Submarino Ex Bap Abtao
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Mar Adentro Excursiones
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Islas Palomino
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
  • Tour includes all equipment, snacks, and optional hotel pickup in Lima
What to Expect
Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve.  Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins. On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold. After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mar Adentro Excursiones / Mar Adentro Peru, Malecón Santiago Figueredo 1, La Punta 07021, Peru Miraflores, Peru
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by speed boat
  • Wetsuit
  • Bathrooms and a simple shower at the boarding club
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Protection and conservation fee (11 Soles or 4 USD each person)
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Sitio Naval- Submarino Ex Bap Abtao
  • Entry/Admission - Mar Adentro Excursiones
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code: swimsuit, your towel, your hat, sun protector, warm clothing, raincoats
  • Take care of your personal belongings The company is not responsible for losses.
  • If you book transfer round trip from Miraflores, provide us your address
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Mathiasj200 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chandler, Arizona3 contributions
Fun activity! Sea Lions were a blast! We were there in mid March and would suggest using the wet-suit option. Boat ride was smooth on our day. Also cool to see the penguins. Pick up says between 8:30 and 9am. We ended up being pick up at 9:20. Didn't impact our fun but
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Wanderer42022636569, Guest Relations Manager at Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Hi Mathias, thanks for the review and feedback. Middle March was a teriible traffic moment in Lima because all the COVID-19 Situation. Thank you for waiting and very happy to read your comment. Stay safe at home.
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Mikkel Larsen wrote a review Mar 2020
Horsens, Denmark5 contributions
You start the trip at the harbor where you meet the crew and get a walkthrough of the tour. We had amazing weather conditions, full sun. The guide spoke really good english and was very fun when he was explaning about wildlife, historical buldings and others. There was an
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Date of experience: March 2020
Asia M wrote a review Mar 2020
Pembroke Park, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing! I had a euphoric experience. The staff was extremely professional and they explained a lot . This was more than I could ask for ! The water was cold but the experience was definitely one for the books! Jerson was our guide and he was absolutely amazing .Segundo Diaz was
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Voyage760991 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was very pleased with the Mar Adentro excursion to palomino island. I was on the island princess from which I booked the excursion from Callao. The guide was wonderful and the snacks offered were a pleasant surprise! I’m sorry for the delay in giving my opinion, but I am
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Date of experience: January 2020
ad4mschmelzer wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had no plans in Lima for our last day and found out about this. It's fun to come that close, they're wild. No worries, they're not dangerous but curious. Keep a distance and you'll be fine. The water was colder than expected.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Mar Adentro Excursiones
Wonderful, fun experience!
The whole trip was so much fun for adults and kids. The trip was very well organized from beginning to end. The cap
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Swimming with sea lions
This was a super fun thing to do but beware of sea sickness! We saw so many animals - besides the many, many sea li
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We are a family of four visiting from Ireland. We had a wonderful time swimming with sea lions and looking at pengu
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Amazing trip
This trip was amazing, you get to see all the palomino islands which by themselves are amazing, but it is made bett
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Palomino Islands visit
Everything was well organized, on time and explained. The guide spoke both spanish and english so everybody could u
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Amazing experience!
Swimming with the sea lions was an amazing experience! We were in the water for about 20 mins, and had many close
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Sea LIons and visit Palomino Islands in Peru
Great and interesting experience. The staff was profesional. My family and me highly recommend this trip.
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Kayla E
Great Guide for a Great Experience!
My friends and I were picked up at our Airbnb by a driver with a nice car and good driving skills. We were given a
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Not as described
At the end of the day, we got to swim with the sea lions. The tour started late. the initial explanation was done w
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Kathryn W
Amazing experience.
Great trip to swim with the sea lions. the staff were helpful and took photos. hundreds of sea lions to see.
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Drew B
Boat Trip To See/Swim with the Sea Lions
We did their swimming with sea lions tour in October while on a Holland America cruise. The guide was great and the
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Incredible !!! WOW !!!
Unrealistic sensations to swim with sea lions !!! Unbelievable !!!!!! The best adventure in Lima !!! Absolutely saf
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Swimming with Sea Lions
Amazing experience Team high professional Booking on line the price is really honest, don't book by hotel the price
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Jose C
Great experience
It was perfect. We could swim with sea lions, that are very friendly and jump around you. It was very funny and saf
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Dave H
The poor man's Galapagos
This was a fairly good trip with most of the wildlife pointed out to us. The few Wilson's Petrels that flew around
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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