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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Quite impressive spectacle !

Is the second larger sea wolves natural habitat in earth, the calculation is approximatelly 300.000 animals living there... Very interesting to visit and appreciate the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gonzalo D
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Valencia, Spain

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melbounre
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221 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok it wasn't that windy a day in port but gee our vessel became the vomit boat. The chairs are uncomfortable and if you feel sick there is nowhere to lie down except two lots of 3 airline chairs. Me an another woman argued over whod get them. I did triage since i had a real temperature i got the... More 

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Thank MrsWorldly
Valencia, Spain
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is the second larger sea wolves natural habitat in earth, the calculation is approximatelly 300.000 animals living there... Very interesting to visit and appreciate the island, located 5 nautical miles away from shore, The light house is one of the tallest in the world with 66 meters focal height. The rotating beam could be seenig from 14 nautical miles away.... More 

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Thank Gonzalo D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Seeing thousands of sealions in one place is, indeed, a peculiar sight and something to remember for years to come. Friendly and skillful creatures will entretain children endlessly. A stop over in Isla de Gorriti on the way back makes the outing a true "advanture" for kids

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Thank Susana1953
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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,

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Thank TXJeffro
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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!

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Thank mTcel
Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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.

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Dongguan, China
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582 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 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

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Thank Ivan S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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142 reviews
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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 

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Thank Wally M
Ada, Michigan
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15 reviews
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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 

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Thank Linda K
North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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