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Palomino Islands Cruise and Swimming with Sea Lions Experience from Lima

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Overview
If you’re a lover of nature and wildlife then look no further than this immersive experience, which allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in the waters surrounding the Palomino Islands. Perfect for families and travelers short on time, this half-day tour also includes a sightseeing cruise and round-trip transfers from your Lima hotel.
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    Islas Palomino
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Experience an exclusive tour full of nature and wildlife on the Palomino Islands. The tour will start as soon as your driver and tour escort pick you up from your hotel. You will be taken to Callao Harbor and board a luxury yacht equipped with snacks, hot and cold drinks, life jackets, and suits for you to swim with the sea lions. The tour will visit San Lorenzo, El Camotal, Cabinzas and Palomino Islands. Once we reach the Palomino Islands, you will be provided with a life jacket and wet suit to enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by friendly sea lions. You will also have the opportunity to see many sea birds such as red-legged cormorants, pelicans, Humboldt Penguins, the Inca Tern, the Peruvian booby, and the Guanay Cormorant. Pick up, drop off, tour guide, admission tickets, snacks, drinks, and general assistance is included in this tour.
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Highlights
  • Get closer to wildlife than you would on a traditional nature tour
  • Guarantee the best views of the Palomino Islands from the water
  • Provided wetsuits keep you warm in the chilly Pacific Ocean
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup means you don't have to find a meeting point
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Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Local guide
  • Wetsuit & Lifejacket
  • Snacks & drinks on board
  • Admission tickets & taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Have a light breakfast before the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Julie Lee wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions
Sea lions in a natural environment!! They are curious, and swim all around you! They are protected here, so are not afraid of man. Wet suits kept us warm for the 30 minute swim. Our guides, Danial and Mario, were so knowledgable on the ecosystem and habits of the colony. Small
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from KenyiPe, Manager at Palomino Islands Cruise and Swimming with Sea Lions Experience from Lima
Responded 22 Dec 2019
This is a such a beautiful and unique reserve in Lima. Thanks for visiting it!
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filutek wrote a review Sep 2019
17 contributions15 helpful votes
29-th of September is winter here, 15C water temperature, 18C air - so I thought I am taking a risk - yet it turned out to be a great experience. Good, stable motor yacht carried us to Palomino, our guide told us interesting stories about the islands along the way - and the Sea
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Date of experience: September 2019
Pinal wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
Its a bumpy ride due to high tides but its worth it once you get close to the island. We had a great time swimming (even though I don't know how to swim) and the staff were great. Hotel pick up was on time and very courteous.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Linda Chau wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s amazing to swim with the sea lions. The guides are responsible and nice. They take good care to all of us. Follow their instructions would be safe in swimming in the big waves.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Jack D wrote a review Apr 2019
135 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed in Mira Flores before our late night flight home on Friday. We had seen reviews for this and had to do it. We had them pick us up and they were just a few minutes late but no problem. The trip to the Marina was interesting and driver spoke English so we got a mini
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Date of experience: March 2019
About the operator
By: Vista Adventures
Julie Lee
20
The Best Thing I've Ever Done!!
Sea lions in a natural environment!! They are curious, and swim all around you! They are protected here, so are
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simsimus
New York City, New York
50
terrible experience
We had a terrible experience with this firm. We had the bad luck to travel during a holiday and the drive was 3
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2019cr
41
Incredible pyramid
Well worth it. The pachacamac tour was very informative and interesting, I loved the history. I loved Barranco
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filutek
Ottawa, Canada
1715
Great experience, competent, friendly crew
29-th of September is winter here, 15C water temperature, 18C air - so I thought I am taking a risk - yet it
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Trish G.
Hampton, Virginia
30
Wonderful experience to Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines
This was a full day of fun with our guide (Lucas) and driver (Victor). The boat ride to the Ballestas Islands was
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Pinal
20
Great experience
Its a bumpy ride due to high tides but its worth it once you get close to the island. We had a great time
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Linda Chau
23
Interesting tour
It’s amazing to swim with the sea lions. The guides are responsible and nice. They take good care to all of us.
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Navigator768189
52
Unappreciated Caral
The 4 hours journey started with a bus ride from Lima in the morning. It is great place to see as it has 6 or 7
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Mike Castro
Tustin, California
10
Unsatisfied with the service of this Vista Adventure Tour
I had specify before the trip that I ordered selected a guide in Spanish for my mom. When I booked my trip for
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Karijinii
204
Mixed feelings, probably wouldn't book that tour again
The driver who picked us up and dropped us off in Lima was absolutely amazing! His English was very good and he
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  • Duration: 6h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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