Water activity

Lima: Swim with Wild Sea Lions at Palomino Islands

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Lima: Swim with Wild Sea Lions at Palomino Islands

From US$ 70 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 Guaneras Islands, home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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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 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • 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

It was a good ride, well explained and true to the description. The downside was that one of the passengers was sick and there was no first aid kit on the boat. The team was also not prepared for such complications.

January 4, 2020

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