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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay

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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Dongguan, China
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Dongguan, China
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294 reviews 294 reviews
101 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
71 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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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