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Islas Palomino

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Palomino Islands Tour Plus Swimming with Sea Lions Experience
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$137.87*
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Half-Day Palomino Islands Sightseeing Cruise
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“sea lions” (41 reviews)
“sea sickness” (6 reviews)
“wet suits” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
lima, Callao, Peru
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"sea lions"
in 41 reviews
"sea sickness"
in 6 reviews
"wet suits"
in 8 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 6 reviews
"half day trip"
in 4 reviews
"humboldt penguins"
in 3 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 5 reviews
"awful smell"
in 2 reviews
"hour boat ride"
in 2 reviews
"literally thousands"
in 2 reviews
"wetsuits"
in 10 reviews
"velas"
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"prison"
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"whiskers"
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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

2  Thank _alex_trudgeonmaddix
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This are a group of small islands off the coast of Callao, they are famous because you can see and even swim with sea lions, and see sea birds, is a short boat trip from el Callao port and a fun activity for the whole...More

2  Thank Viviana42California
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

For the summer it really is a nice activity for all the animal-/nature lovers. Not as cold as mentioned on previous reviews (these people obviously didn't do it in summer :)). Booked the tour with exploorperu, as recommended by other, and was very happy with...More

1  Thank cheapi55
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Fantastic! Loved it! Water was freezing and the island really stunk, but still a great experience, for everybody I think. Good snack too, after swimming. I don´t remember who my guide was, but he was very nice, informative, and helpful. He also took lots of...More

1  Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

i booked the tour through Routes of Pero. A driver and a guide picked me up from the hotel and drove me to the port where they put me on a boat (orginize by another company !). When I came back there was no driver...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

How cool is that? Not many of my friends can say that they already swam with sea lions in the ocean. How did I find the activity? A local told me about it so I searched google and found the company exploorperu, from them I...More

1  Thank enriqueeee2015
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Absolutely loved this activity! Makes you step out of your comfort zone swimming in the sea with sea lions...wow! I was in Lima in June so the water was freezing even though we got wetsuits. Found this activity on a flyer of exploorperu and also...More

1  Thank jmarco3578
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Thousands of sea lions! Better than Ballestas Islands and closer to Lima. Two and a half hour tour, you get to swim with sea lions. Also lots of sea birds and pengins. Really amazing!!

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We took a 4 hour tour of the islands. We saw Sea Lions and Penguins before we even got to the islands. 5000 Sea Lions on a small island equals Stench!!!! It stinks!!!! Bit still a really cool sight to see. We even stopped by...More

1  Thank Greg M
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We always, when possible, try to devote a day of our travels to getting on the water. Its a unique perspective of the country we're visiting and its always therapeutic spending time on the seas. We boarded at the port of Callao, just 30 minutes...More

1  Thank Roy R
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Chen-Ching W
April 24, 2017|
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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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Rancher1309
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Craig-World-Travelle | Reviewed this property |
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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