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“A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!”
Review of Isla de Lobos

Isla de Lobos
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Bondi, Australia
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94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!”
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, some people get sick from the moviment of the boat with that smell, but it's not a big deal.

Visited January 2014
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Kaliningrad, Russia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“isla”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

It was great! The trip took around two hours, we stayed at the island for about 15 minutes, some people were swimming next to the sea lions. It was very smelly, but it was worth it - to see so many animals in one place!

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Elena T
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OK
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Don't expect a "Tour"”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our tour agency( dimar tour) was just a water bus and expensive.
The boat was nice, but the captain didn't even introduced himself or any information about the island nor the sea lions.
They didn't provide a life vest for the kids on board, which I think should be standard.

The nice part about it was seeing the sea lions, and that you could swim with them.
But the captain was really pushy about getting back.
Boat ride = 45 mins one way,
seeing/swimming with the sea lions 15 mins.

Visited November 2013
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Uruguay
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Largest colony of Sea lions in the World”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A protected place, home to thousands of sea lions and only a short boat ride out of Punta del Este in the Atlantic Ocean. Worth going to visit, there are also some dives leaving from Punta del Este during the Season. Beware that diving with sea lions here is like diving in veggie soup (well, depending on ocean conditions), but the animals are absolutely everywhere. They are not dangerous at all, just curious and they swim all around you and nibble at your fins, specially the little ones. Because it is a protected area, tours taking you there only navigate the coast, you are not allowed to land in the island. There are no downsides to this trip, but if I must list some, I would list that the ocean can be quite choppy and if you are prone to seasickness you might want to think it twice....also the noise the animals make is loud and constant of course and never ends....and the smell of these animals and their waste can be tremendous if you are in direction against the wind coming from the island....turn the other way!

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United States
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Definitely worth seeing.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went there during a recent "Around Cape Horn" Celebrity Infinity cruise. It was not cheap
(USD50 for an adult, USD30 for a child), but it was definitely worth doing. The boats are
right there at the pier, the whole trip was about 2 hours. Lots and lots of sea lions and sea wolves, one does not land on the island, but we got very close. The boat can get rather rocky, but it was fun.

Visited March 2013
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