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Isla de Lobos

Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went there during a recent "Around Cape Horn" Celebrity Infinity cruise. It was not cheap (USD50 for an adult, USD30 for a child), but it was definitely worth doing. The boats are right there at the pier, the whole trip was about 2 hours. Lots and lots of sea lions and sea wolves, one does not land on the... More

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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187 reviews 187 reviews
52 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Lasting about 3 hours and costing 50-70 USD, the boat takes you to this isolated island populated by thousands of sea lions. Desembarking is prohibited because the animals are aggressive but the boat anchors at several coves for you to get sea-lioned-out, On the way back, it stop at some nice reef for a refreshing swimm. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

With a small group we hired a boat from the pier and went to the Island. The sight and smell of so many Sea Lions was brilliant.

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