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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay

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FANTASTIC!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 attraction reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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