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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Get seasick, this is not for you...Lobos are great to see.

The ride out is rough in the small boats from Punta Este. Nice if you really love to see the Lobos. there a bunch of them,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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214 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ride out is rough in the small boats from Punta Este. Nice if you really love to see the Lobos. there a bunch of them,

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You have to find the right morning, with calm waters, rent a boat if you have more than 10 people, and bring the picnic.! One hour or less later you are surrounding by this mammals! if you are brave, you can swim with them but be precocious they are wild, they do not like to many visitors!

Rio de Janeiro
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

In a short trip out in the Atlantic Ocean, we left the River Plate to visit this amazing colony of sea wolves and lions.

Dongguan, China
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380 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I surrounded it with a private boat Somehow we where not allowed to dock, probably 'cause it is a nature sanctuary, which is very good We saw the Sea Lion colony, Just amazing

Cuenca, Ecuador
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133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We used a catamaran boat tour to go to this island. There were lots of sea lions here, but it was such a small island, no one is allowed off the boat. We paid $179.90 through Holland America for this 2 1/2 boat ride which included this island stop. If you've seen sea lions before, I would skip this entire... More 

Ada, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For $50 you get to go on a 2 hour ride to see 200,000 seals on an Sanctuary island, who can complain about that? Not us. We loved every minute. We walked along the harbor and arranged a boat with about 10 others. We enjoyed the beautiful view of Este on the way out. After reading reviews saying the smell... More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For $50, I got a 2-hr tour (about 45 minutes each way) & got to see & swim with the sea lions. It was perfect! The island was admittedly a little smelly, but the experience was quite possibly once in a lifetime.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Only in summer, very windy the trip, I went many years ago, there were hundred of marines wolf (they gived the name tothe place) , wild litle island with beacon

New York City, New York
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We did not arrange anything in advance but walked along the pier and found a boat at the marina going to Isla de Lobos - a nature preserve with hundred (maybe thousands) of sea lions playfully diving, sunbathing and swimming by your boat. It is a little rough seas - although our day was beautiful. For us there was no... More 

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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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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