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Islas Ballestas

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If you are travelling on a cruise and passes through Paracas, don't miss this opportunity and visit the Ballestas islands. This tour is for all visitors who are landing at San Martin Port where you can enjoy a half day trip around the beautiful...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Paracas 11660, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I didn't expect much on this excursion but we were blown away by the amount of bird and sealife we saw! I would highly recommend taking the early tour as the seas are calm and the animals are restjng. This is a tour that should...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time in Paracas. Our trip to the Islands in the morning was just amazing. I highly recomend Pisco Travel tour agency. Well informed and perfect service. In the afternoon que chilled on the beaches in the Nationalpark. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Roadthroughperu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time in these island. The most beautiful and amazing experience I’ve had so far. It feels like I’m inside National Geographic’s. I strongly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wilsonnv1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw hundreds of sea lions and thousands of birds. The tour guide spoke English and gave us some interesting details. The tour was only an hour but it was sufficient! Highly recommend this if you have free time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ollyl0707
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Trip takes two hours. The islands offers a lot of wildlife. Amazing birds, penguins, etc. You don’t get off the boat. Cost is approx us$ 30 per person. The first shift at 8 am is better because of the heat and the wind

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank LafuenteMariano
Reviewed February 4, 2019

These islands are lovely, but if you have been to the gallapagos or hope to hike around, you can't. It's a lovely boat ride to see the wildlife with some history and facts thrown in,

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TresaE1
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and thousands of birds in a beautiful rocky island. Bring a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, and make sure your camera is fully charged since you'll keep it busy. Definitely worth carrying a telephoto and wide angle lense.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Coach_Izzy
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Great opportunity to see a huge number of birds and sea lions on great island setting. Take the earlier boat as the wind picks up as it gets warmer..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean H
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place for families newlyweds or anyone looking for a peaceful retreat! so many sea lions lots of birds! Penguins pelicans too many to mention! Also got to see the carving of the candelabra on cliffs there!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This was my favourite boat tour ever !! We saw so much wildlife and there is a guide at the front of the boat giving you information throughout the tour. I thought it was very good value given the time you're on the boat and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 12, 2019|
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Response from Jean H | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is 110 pen pp. the boat departs from the pier, asl for the restaurant la chalana. book in advance at the same hotel. enjoy the trip
January 23, 2019|
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Response from nathaliemarie2016 | Reviewed this property |
No idea, it is 5 months i was there and so i have forgotten it.
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Rosemary B | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance. The boat has a limited number of seats - maybe 20 - there were actually two boats that left at the same time. But I would highly recommend booking before hand - I think through your hotel. We stayed... More