Water activity

Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Mar Adentro Excursiones

Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

Activity provider: Mar Adentro Excursiones
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 80 per person

This 2.5-hour tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing from Lima, you'll travel by boat to the Palomino Islands, home to penguins, birds, and sea lions.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with wild sea lions in their natural habitat
  • See Humboldt penguins and a lot of other birds
  • Enjoy a light snack on board
Full description
Meet your friendly crew then sail to the islands of Callao, travelling through the "El Camotal" underwater, open sea and passing by San Lorenzo Island.  At 11:30 AM, reach the farthest point, Palomino Island, which houses a large colony of sea lions. Here, you can freely swim alongside these great animals in neoprene suits. Then, at 12:35 PM, you will return to the meeting place in Calloa at Calle La Mar 229. Your return will begin through impressively shaped cliffs and islets. You will have the chance to enjoy a snack on board before arriving at the pier in Callao at 1:00 PM.
Includes
  • Tour around the islands of Callao
  • Nautical English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Neoprene suit
  • Lifevest
  • Swimming with sea lions
  • Snacks / water or juice
  • Insurance against personal accidents on board
  • Natural Reserve Protection and conservation fee
  • Binoculars
  • Outerwear/raincoats
  • Sunscreen, masks, fins
  • Towel
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with a cold
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's address at La Mar 229. Please arrive on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Ask about the safety transfer from Miraflores to Callao
  • Take care of your personal belongings as the company is not responsible for losses
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the meeting time at the dock to confirm your spot.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Amazing trip. There were so many sea lions, thousands. They were so curious and a little loud. Our guide was terrific. The water was a little cold, but you soon forget that once you see the sea lions in the water with you. I would do this again in a heartbeat!

June 1, 2022

This was our first activity of our Peru trip and what a great start! The staff made us feel welcome, safe and comfortable. Be prepared, because the water is freezing even with wetsuits! Very exciting tour and our guide, Rodrigo, was extremely professional and fun. Highly recommend.

June 7, 2022

Product ID: 193079