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Isla de Lobos

Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews 370 reviews
202 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Head down to the port to buy tickets at USD50 per person. The Isla del Lobos ferry I boarded left at noon. There are several departures a day. Bring your bathing suit as you'll get a chance to swim with the sea lions. Note: If you're headed to the Beagle Channel or Puerto Madryn in Argentina, skip Uruguay's sea lions... More

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The trip is quite expensive (50USD), but if you get the opportunity to go and swim with the sea lions (ask in advance- they won't always let you jump in), then it is definitely worth the trip. The animals are quite curious and they will swim up to you. Beautiful creatures! The guides definitely need to work on teaching the... More

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