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Address: Av. Arequipa 4964, Lima, Peru
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Swimming with Sea Lions!

We were thinking about doing the full-day tour from Lima to Islas Ballestas, but we didn’t want to get up at 4 a.m. again. So, we took a chance and did the much closer (and... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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73 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were thinking about doing the full-day tour from Lima to Islas Ballestas, but we didn’t want to get up at 4 a.m. again. So, we took a chance and did the much closer (and cheaper!) Ecocruceros tour to Isla Palomino instead. And we’re glad we did! The tour left around 10:30 a.m. and returned to the Callao dock around... More 

Thank Hangzhouren_2
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

a beautiful tour..... very well organized. Staff very professional and the experience with Sea wolves were the best. My kids (14 & 12) had an awesome day. We will be back soon.

Thank Monche71
Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We booked an Islas Palominos tour mainly because of swimming with sea lions and that really is the main(only) attraction apart from nice sea boat ride. We also saw another island with few penguins. The guide's English was all right, he was nice and friendly, his name was Jesus.Pacific Ocean's temperature was 13 degrees but at first seemed to me... More 

Thank Agatazk
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

When you divide cost by hours, I think this trip is excellent value. We left at 10:30 am and arrived back at 3 pm. There was an English-speaking guide, Jesus, who knew his birds, as well as facts about the islands, and sea lions. For anyone from the northern hemisphere, the water is really not that cold, plus they supply... More 

1 Thank kate_rugby
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went on the tour around the islands, including swimming with the sea lions. The tour left somewhat late due to a large group (approximately half the tour) arriving late, but I understand them waiting given the sheer number of late arrivals. The boat itself is really nice, and the service onboard matches that. They have wetsuits for those that... More 

1 Thank chs1986
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

this is my 2nd time i booked with ecocruceros tour sea lions in palomino island so once again a pleasant as very relaxing trip...this 2nd time was other yatch so modern and more bigger so it was relaxing..fun as exciting!!...loved swimming with sea lions as they are tender and cute!!..ill definitely return again cuz this yatch has bed as bathroom... More 

Thank Lady_Allure
Agoura Hills, California
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702 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This trip was amazing - it far exceeded my high expectations! I have never seen so many birds in my life. Before we left the harbor we saw 1,000 of birds flying together. All in all we saw about 10-15 different types of birds and I think we saw over 100,000 total birds today. The crew was very nice and... More 

2 Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We had so much fun on our Ecocruceros trip to Los Palominos islands. There were about 13 of us on the boat. The highlight was swimming with the sealions - they swam right up to us and were very friendly. We got to swim for about 25 or 30 minutes. It was plenty of time to swim around and get... More 

2 Thank jam1992016
Regina, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We took their tour to Palomino Islands from Callao. The highlight was swimming with sea lions, which was fantastic. If you go with this company you are better off to arrange your own transport to Callao. The guides were indifferent once I said I did not bring money for their photos., Bring swimsuit, camera, towel - and money for their... More 

Thank peggymm2015
Garching bei Munchen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2015

It was a cold boat ride to Palomino, but they gave us blankets and snacks to make it more pleasant. Once in the water at the colony, one guide had a gopro to take pictures with. Overall, it was a fun experience!

Thank Nils S

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