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Isla de Lobos

Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is unique, one of the largest sea lion colonies in the world. We hired the Samoa boat with a small private group of 11 for US$400. They provide floating vests which are very difficult to put on, and they were not happy with us requesting them to have them on the kids before leaving. Do have a motion... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You can see the sea wolves very close taking a tour on a boat. The smell is not amazing but you forget when you see all those sea wolves and the beautiful island where they live just smaller than the sea wolf population at Cape Town. I loved it!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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278 reviews 278 reviews
69 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We thought $50 U.S. per person was plenty but in hindsight was worth it! It's only about 8km off shore and the excursion is approx. 2 hrs. There are thousands of seals & sea lions, but I wouldn't really be happy swimming with them..................sharks love them! However, you can only be guided by the tour operators We went on Samo... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's a must to take the boat out to the island and to swim with the sea lions and seals. This was a high point of the visit to Punta.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great boat trip to see the sea lions.They were sun bathing and playing in the water is groups. Wish we could have stayed longer to observe them.

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Perth, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a nice trip , going over to the Island was an adventure &if you get sea sick think twice but the views on the way out are great , but the island itself is something else. When you arrive at the Island the amount of Seals& Sealions on it & in the sea are unreal ,must have been 1000s... More 

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Pelotas, RS
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It was the BEST of Punta for us! It's not cheap to go, we paid around US$80 per person, but it was worth it! The staff tells you about the characteristics of marine lions and wolves, the differences between them, everything. They are amazing! There's a HUGE population in the island, around 200,000 animals. They smell a little bit bad,... More 

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It was great! The trip took around two hours, we stayed at the island for about 15 minutes, some people were swimming next to the sea lions. It was very smelly, but it was worth it - to see so many animals in one place!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our tour agency( dimar tour) was just a water bus and expensive. The boat was nice, but the captain didn't even introduced himself or any information about the island nor the sea lions. They didn't provide a life vest for the kids on board, which I think should be standard. The nice part about it was seeing the sea lions,... More 

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Uruguay
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A protected place, home to thousands of sea lions and only a short boat ride out of Punta del Este in the Atlantic Ocean. Worth going to visit, there are also some dives leaving from Punta del Este during the Season. Beware that diving with sea lions here is like diving in veggie soup (well, depending on ocean conditions), but... More 

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