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Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Calling all nature lovers, this tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing Lima, travel by boat to the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras), home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions. Plunge into the water to enjoy a supervised swim with the marine mammals before admiring rock formations and other wildlife on your return journey. Refreshments are included.
  • Tour of the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) from Lima
  • An immersive experience designed for nature lovers
  • Take a boat tour of the Guanera Islands, home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions
  • Swim alongside sea lions in their natural environment
  • Refreshments are included
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Bottled water
Snacks
Professional guide
Transport by speed boat
Wetsuit
Bathrooms
Transportation to/from attractions
Protection and conservation fee (11 Soles or 4 USD each person)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
La Mar 229 , La Mar 229, Callao 07021, Peru

Calle La Mar N. 229, Callao Provincia Constitucional Del Callao. Referencia: Calle Daniel Nieto N. 102 - 114. PLEASE NOTE: Meeting Time is 10am and Departure Time is 10:30am

El Nakary , Calle, La Mar 229, Callao 07021, Peru
10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code: swimsuit, your towel, your hat, sun protector, warm clothing, raincoats
  • Take care of your personal belongings The company is not responsible for losses.
  • If you book transfer round trip from Miraflores, provide us your address
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MAR ADENTRO EXCURSIONES EIRL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru.
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What is the social distancing policy during Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru.

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  • "Wear your togs under your clothes there's no where to change on the boat." See review
  • "It’s worth the trip even if you decide not to swim!" See review
  • "If it’s not on your bucket list - add it!!" See review

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star-5
A must do adventure
erikakelley
, Jul 2022
This was an incredible thing to do. Our guide, Rodrigo was awesome! He really took care of us and made you feel comfortable. The water was freezing, like take your breath away freezing, but it was so worth it. The trip to the sea lions is really cool. Then in the water it is so much fun to float and have them come up and interact with you. They are playful and will swim under and around your legs. They are so cute. Definitely a must do.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Gracias Erik por tu comentario, si el agua es helada pero bien vale la pena hacerlo, los lobos marinos son amigables, mientras que no se les toque ellos se acercan a nosotros, en general el tour es una experiencia única, es contacto asegurado con la naturaleza, que tengas un buen día y hasta una nueva aventura Mar Adentro
star-3
Beware of Jellyfish!
Amy_F
, Jul 2022
Based on all of the 5* reviews, I can only assume that my group’s experience was an anomaly but oh my god was it traumatic. We made it to the sea lion island fine and it was an enjoyable boat ride. However, it was sharply downhill from there. There were no instructions upon jumping in the ocean and the group drifted far away from the boat due to the strong tide. We then began getting swarmed by human sized jellyfish. Everyone was screaming for the boat to come and get us but the driver wasn’t responding. Most of the group were stung by the jellyfish, me and my brother included. It got worse when we learned that the boat didn’t have a ladder!!!! Everyone was exhausted and unable to drag themselves up onto the boat. There was a lot of panic. We eventually got some men onto the boat who pulled the rest of us up. We sustained injuries in the process. My brother pulled a muscle pulling the tour guide back onto the boat. A lady was on the floor crying. It was chaos. The picture is of our terrified faces and one of the jellyfish. It seems like this isn’t the usual but be warned that it can happen. Would NOT recommend for children or inexperienced swimmers.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Amy nuestro tour es super seguro es por eso que la mayoría de comentarios son buenos, lamentamos esa situación, en 19 años nunca hemos tenido una situación así, cabe mencionar que las medusas son parte de la naturaleza y solo causa escozor, en cuando a nuestro personal ellos siempre están atentos a los pasajeros, espero que puedan asistir en otra oportunidad y cambie su opinión, saludos y buen día
star-5
Unparalleled experience!
Misty_A
, Jul 2022
Awesome experience! Rodrigo was top-notch. Had a playful sense of humor and was helpful pulling me in Across the wavy waters for a closer look at the lions. It was so unique and I’ll never forget this! Recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Gracias por acompañarnos en esta aventura y vivir la experiencia de un día con la naturaleza observando aves, pingüinos de Humboldt y nadando con lobos marinos en su hábitat natural, gracias por preferirnos hasta una nueva aventura Mar Adentro
star-4
Swimming with the sea...
Cheryl_F
, Jul 2022
Swimming with the sea lions. Getting seasick over the side of the boat. The large # of sea lions on the islands.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
hola Cheryl, gracias por vivir esta experiencia con nosotros, en caso de mareos siempre recomendamos tomar sus precauciones, igual esperamos que el tour haya sido de tu agrado, saludos y buen dia
star-5
You Will Love this Tour - Up close with the sea lions
Lewis_P
, Jul 2022
This is a must do! The sea lions come right up to you and touch your feet with their whiskers (your feet are out of the water). There were probably 30 in the water with us, and a lot more on the island (including some babies). It is thrilling to be so close to them! You don't have much time in the water, so try to get to the front of the group.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Lewis our team appreciates your visit, and we are glad that it was unique, it is definitely a privilege to have such close contact with the sea lions in their natural habitat, enjoying a day with nature
star-4
It was a slow ride on a...
Georgia_K
, Jul 2022
It was a slow ride on a speed boat because the waves are BIG. You cannot be sea sick, it takes a bit longer to reach the island due to the high constant waves that’s coming against the boat. You may need nose plug as the smell is very strong and stink at the island of sea lions
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola, nuestro equipo agradece su visita , esperamos que haya sido placentera, definitivamente el olor de los lobos es algo que no se puede manejar ya que es una zona protegida y el guano es propio de las islas
star-5
Amazing adventure
Olga_P
, Jun 2022
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has a love for nature and animals! Beautiful views on the way to our destination. We even got to see penguins! Our tour guide was very funny, knowledgeable, and friendly. Obviously swimming with the sea lions was the best part. The only downside is that the water was cold (obviously) but so worth it, and if you don't want to swim you don't have to. And some people can get a little sea sick from the waves. Still amazing tour overall and very memorable!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Gracias Olga por vivir la experiencia de nadar con lobos marinos, ver pingüinos de Humboldt y muchas aves migratorias, de hecho nuestro mar es frio, pero bien vale la pena ingresar y disfrutar del contacto con la naturaleza
star-5
Incredible!
Jennifer_B
, May 2022
The best thing I’ve done in my life!! Our guides were amazing and they provide a wet suit for you to swim. There’s so many sea lions and you really get as close as ever to them it was amazing. Definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
gracias por confiar en nosotros, nos alegra que hayan pasado una grata experiencia nadando con lobos marinos en su hábitat natural, gracias por su visita , nos vemos pronto
star-5
Best Activity in Lima
elisecrowthers
, May 2022
This was the best thing we did in Lima. The ride our to the islands was interesting. We saw penguins, seabirds, huge jellyfish, and of course, lots of sea lions. The water was freezing, but worth it! Our tour guide, Alexander, was incredible as well. I’m so happy we did this!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
El equipo de Mar Adentro agradece su visita y estamos felices que haya vivido una grata experiencia nadando con lobos marinos en su hábitat natural y viviendo un día con la naturaleza, si nuestro mar es helado pero vale la pena la experiencia, saludos y bonito día
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time, but come prepared
Caitlyn_P
, May 2022
The tour was great. Wetsuits and lifejackets were provided. There are hundreds of sea lions to view and penguins as well. The water is freezing and the boat ride is cold. Bring towels, jackets and a change of clothes. The tour went til 2, not 1 as advertised, so plan ahead for that. Bring seasickness meds like dramamine. My husband is usually okay on the water, but got very sick. I would suggest to Mar Adentro that they have dramamine available for sale on the boat. If you have a waterproof case for your phone, bring it.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hola Caitlyn nos alegran que hayan pasado un día increíble viviendo la experiencia de nada con lobos marinos en su hábitat natural, definitivamente recomendamos llevar toalla y una casaca corta vientos, el tema de medicamentos es sensible debido a que al no saber si pueden ser alérgicos a algún medicamento, también recomendamos un desayuno ligero y mirar fuera de la embarcación para evitar el posible mareo , saludos
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sea Lions and Penguins!!
vs5fzg78r6
, May 2022
Photos don’t do it justice! There are so many sea lions and you get so close to them. Also guaranteed to see penguins and many awesome national birds of Peru. Recommend highly!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for being part of this beautiful experience, we are glad that it was pleasant, we are lovers and respectful of nature and if the photos sometimes do not reflect what is lived at that moment, greetings
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience
joseph_a
, Apr 2022
Was a fun time and would do it again all the beautiful scenery was fantastic and birds our tour guide was professional and nice
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your comment, our team appreciates your visit and we are glad that you had a pleasant experience swimming with sea lions in their natural habitat, greetings and see you in another adventure Mar Adentro
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice escape from the city
Caroline_R
, Apr 2022
It's very impressive to see the seals and penguins in their natural habitat! The landscape on the way to the islands is breathtaking. Our guide was very friendly and spoke perfect English, the boat is comfortable and not too crowded. Just note that the meeting point is on the other side of the city and you'll need to get a cab there (30-45 minutes) from the center as they don't do hotel pick up. They gave us a bottle of water, bag of crisps and a juice on the way back. Wetsuits are provided for those brave enough to go in the water.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hola, gracias por tu comentario, nuestro equipo trabaja siempre para darles un buen servicio, esperamos que hayas vivido una grata experiencia nadando con lobos marinos en su hábitat natural, los esperamos pronto.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!
Michael_S
, Apr 2022
Warning: If you are prone to sea sickness take motion sickness medicine. My wife was sick all day and people were throwing up. It’s a super 45 min choppy ride to the island. I was fine and loved it but my wife got super sick. This is an incredible experience. Also, give yourself time to get to the meeting spot. It took us almost 45 minutes from Miraflores and the taxi had to drive through some really bad areas. Btw, the water is cold but they give you a wetsuit but it’s still cold.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hola Miguel gracias por tu comentario, como dices si eres propenso a marearte mejor tomar algo y es recomendable tomar un desayuno ligero, recomendamos llegar temorano para no tener problemas de demora, nuestro mar es frio, el traje ayuda a que no se sienta tanto, son 15 a 20 minutos que bien valen la experiencia, esperamos que tu esposa ya se sienta mejor, saludos
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Was running late due to...
Harriet_D
, Apr 2022
Was running late due to traffic. Rang company and messaged them via what’s app both said they would wait for us. Did not wait. Did not give money back.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hola buenas tardes, lamentamos que no hayan podido hacer el tour, somos respetuosos de los horarios, imagino que llegaron tarde, por políticas no se suele devolver el dinero pero si les ofrecimos reprogramar
star-5
Swimming with sea lions
Darius_C
, Apr 2022
The guide rodrigo was the best and very insightful. However, the water was freezing bring extra layers for the ride back
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Gracias Darius, nos alegra que hayas pasado una grata experiencia nadando con lobos marinos en su habitat natural, definitivamente nuesto mar es frio, pero vale la pena la experiencia, saludos
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A fun adventure in Lima!
Jenna_P
, Apr 2022
Loved this experience! I was nervous to swim near the sea lions at first but it was so much fun and a very unique tour. Exploring the islands and seeing Lima from the water. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Gracias Jenna por acompañarnos en esta aventura Mar Adentro, nuestro equipo agradece tu visita y nos alegra que te hayas divertido mucho, nuestro equipo siempre estará para velar por su seguridad, los lobos marinos son muy amigables
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
What to do and expect in the water
Mary_B
, Apr 2022
I only wish we could have stayed in the water longer. Make sure when you get in to hustle to the front, the sea lions stop at the first line of people. That being said if you make it to the front stick your toes out and they will nibble you! I had one bite around my leg, but they are very gentle. It’s like your cat or dog playing with you.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hola Maria de hecho el tiempo estipulado en el agua lo marca la autoridad que protege las Islas y a los lobos marinos, la idea es preservar el buen estado de ellos, los lobos son amigables y les gusta acercarse a las personas, nos alegra que hayas pasado una linda experiencia Mar Adentro
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don’t miss out on this amazing experience
Dorota_S
, Mar 2022
The expierience is for nature Lovers 🥰 is a must to do when in Lima. I was so scared to get into the water but the person who looked after us encouraged me to do it and I was well looked after when I panicked 😅 it is one in a lifetime experience. The animals are so cute and happy 🦭I definitely will do it again with them 😃
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hola, nos alegra que hayas sido parte de esta experiencia de nadar con lobos marinos en su habitat natural y sobretodo que hayas vencido el temor de hacerlo, nuestro equipo siempre estará para apoyarlos. Saludos y gracias por preferirnos, nos vemos en otra oportunidad Mar Adentro
star-5
Views and many species of...
Frederick_L
, Mar 2022
Views and many species of birds made the boat ride enjoyable and interesting. The sea lions were terrific!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Gracias por su visita, nos alegra que haya disfrutado de esta experiencia Mar Adentro, nunca tan cerca de la naturaleza

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