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  3. Palomino Islands

Lima: Swim with Wild Sea Lions at Palomino Islands

Product ID: 193079
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 Guaneras Islands, home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
At 10:00 AM, meet at the Marina Club in front of the Naval Center and Naval museum. 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 Marina Club. 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
What’s Not Included
  • Natural Reserve Protection and conservation fee
  • Binoculars
  • Outerwear/raincoats
  • Sunscreen, masks, fins
  • Towel
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Av. Jorge Chávez 120 Chucuito Callao - Beside the submarine Abtao Callao Lima PE, Lima, 07021, Peru

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Important information
What to bring
  • Towel
Not allowed
  • Pets
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

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The crew were funny, engaging, genuinely happy to take us out to swim with the sea lions. The experience was amazing. I have swum, surfed, dived in the ocean for 50 years but never have I been happier in the water than I was swimming with the sea lions. Their noise, inquisitive and fun nature was incredible. I was fortunate enough to be nibbled on the foot by one! Words can’t describe. Have no second thoughts, do it, you won’t regret it.

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January 7, 2020

Great sealife-views

We went on a next to full trip. It offers fantastic seabird views on the way out : Humboldt Penguins, Pelicans , Inca terns, Bobbys, Comorants etc. Sea-lions are there in the 1000s. You get very close. We opted not to swim but most participants did. The sea-lions did not swim close to the swimmers but views were very great. I give this a high rating for the views. Tour was professional but left semi-professional impression. The organization was ok but so-so, life-vests functional but missing a few straps. Guides helpful and spoke English but the guiding was quite rudimentary. However , you mainly need the drive anyway.

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July 21, 2019

The crew were funny, engaging, genuinely happy to take us out to swim with the sea lions. The experience was amazing. I have swum, surfed, dived in the ocean for 50 years but never have I been happier in the water than I was swimming with the sea lions. Their noise, inquisitive and fun nature was incredible. I was fortunate enough to be nibbled on the foot by one! Words can’t describe. Have no second thoughts, do it, you won’t regret it.

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January 7, 2020

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Product ID: 193079