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Review of Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas
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Ballestas Islands Group Tour from San Martin Port
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Paracas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Islands. You will be able to spot thousands of marine species such as, penguins, sea lions, sea birds, dolphins and many other species.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing trip. About 15 people in the boat. Stunning islands with arches in the rocks, very beautiful. Never seen so many birds in one place - absolutely stunning. Saw red legged cormorants, Peruvian boobies, pelicans, red terns, wonderful. Humbolt penguins and seals too. Star fish and crabs. Just glorious. Do wrap up well as the wind out at sea is chilly.

Thank lynneb121
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The speedboat tour to the islands is efficient and well-done. It's cool to see sea lions and birds galore, and a great little venture into the Pacific.

Thank rnrfrogfarm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We charted a yacht for a 3 hour trip from Venturia - excellent experience and highly recommended. Well worth it.

Thank rmrcpa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took one of the standard tours, but it only stays at the islands for about 30mins, would have been nice ot have a longer visit for photography. Birdlife is amazing.

Thank MikeinCusco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the time of our visit, we only found 5-6 sea lions not as many as you can see in the brochure maybe not the time of the year but it was good visit. Recommended if your bird / animal enthusiast

1  Thank jill-explore
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