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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hooked a tour at Ecocruceros, and it was great fun. The boat is okay, but the sea gets quite choppy. Be sure to take the offered sea sickness pills. Although the guide told us some things during the trip, the focus is on swimming...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sally_Lightfoot74
Reviewed June 7, 2019

Probably one of the best adventure activities, apart from paragliding, that you can do in Lima. The tour was organised very professionally, big thumbs up to Konstantin who helped me with everything. Be prepared for very, very, very (!) cold water though!

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank DayDrem46
Reviewed March 28, 2019

I never swam with sea lions before and this was most certainly a very unique experience for me, I absolutely loved it! I booked the tour via Exploor Peru, but it did not include transport (as this made the price a lot cheaper than Viator...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank MadMary21
Reviewed March 1, 2019

This tour was unforgettable and we have never experienced something like it before. To start, the water was pretty rough, which is no fault of the tour, but they provided a pill to help with seasickness. The boat crew were helpful and the boat itself...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank RWright0026
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We love animal encounters and I learned about swimming with sea lions as a fun day trip for us on our last day in Peru. The descriptions below are accurate; very rocky ride (2+ people started throwing up early in the trip on our boat)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Panuspics
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This was a fantastic experience. The boat tour took some time to and from the island, but the boat was fine and there were room enough. There were only a few penguins at the first island we stopped at, but the at the second Palomino...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonas L
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The water was freezing but tbh we were so excited that we kinda forgot about it after a while. Being surrounded by so many sea lions in their natural habitat was absolutely incredible. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect and with how many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AllieW181
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We've been on similar trips to this and it's easy for them to fall a little short. The boat was steady and dare I say comfortable. The first thing was the birds skimming along the water, then the penguins appear out of nowhere and finally...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Why around? Because we did a boat tour and when swimming next to the Islands we were surrounded by more than a 100 sea lions, this was crazy to me (in a positive way!). Also discovered the activity with exploor peru by reading alex_tudgeon's review...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank taylor602
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I've never seen so many sea lions in their natural habitat, that was just an amazing experience. At was I first a little scared due to their teeth and the noise they made but when our guide told us that they are just curious and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank _alex_trudgeonmaddix
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Response from Mutludem | Reviewed this property |
Yeah cheapest tours around 35 USD. They pick you up from the harbour, 2 hours boat journey (they offer you some free pills against sea sickness) and when you arrive the island they stop. You may or may not (it's up to you... More
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We did it from our cruise ship but we got in a day early (medical issue with one of passengers) so we didn't have luggage issue. I don't think the ship will hold luggage and there is no way to get back to ship once you... More
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