Water activity

From Paracas: Ballestas Island Boat Tour

From Paracas: Ballestas Island Boat Tour

From US$ 35 per person

Explore Ballestas Island, including its abundant and unique wildlife. Depart from the port of Paracas from where you begin a 2-hour round-trip journey around the islands.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your Paracas accommodation.


  • Admire the playful sea lions and friendly penguins
  • Observe a mysterious geoglyph called the Candelabra
  • See wild birds and mammals, sea lions, fur seals, and Humboldt penguins
Full description
Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Paracas from where you transfer to the public dock. From there, move around the island in a comfortable boat whilst receiving explanations on board from your professional guide. You can observe the beauty of the island with its impressive fauna, and can also see El Candelabro - a large geoglyph which serves as a beacon for sailors. This geoglyph is related to the lines and geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana. The arrival of tourists to these islands is forbidden in order to avoid disturbing the animals that live there. Boats however can venture close enough to allow their occupants to enjoy the beauty of these animals. Following the completion of your 2-hour round-trip circuit, travel back to your tour starting point.
  • Pickup from your hotel in Paracas
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Transportation by land and boat
  • Life vests
  • Modern slider tour to the Ballestas Islands
  • Sernanp and dock taxes
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  •  Please confirm the local partner of your accommodation details in Paracas
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Product ID: 384850