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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Great concentration of sea wolves and lions

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro
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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.

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Dongguan, China
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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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Ada, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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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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Address: Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este

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