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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

Highlights
  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
US$ 67 per adult
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Swim with sea lions at 10 AM
Swimming with sea lions around the Palomino and Callao islands in 2.5 hours with speedboats. You will see a lot of birds species, Humboldt penguins and enjoy a nice day. Meeting time 10:00 AM.
US$ 66.67 per adult
Pick up service and swim
Safety pick up from your Hotel only in Miraflores (if reserved) between 8 30 and 9 00 AM, please be ready at the hotel lobby. Round trip Miraflores - Callao port.
US$ 80.00 per adult
Overview
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
What to Expect

Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve. 

Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins.

On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold.

After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.

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Reviews (79)

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Experience nature up close

This is my second time doing a sea lion tour in Lima, first time with mar adentro. It was a very efficient and well run operation. We had a problem with our flight being late and needed to change the day of our trip with...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nat geo show

It’s half a day trip , the write up really does not mention that . They call it luxury cruise , it’s a medium size 14 /16 seater boat . The guide was knowledgeable and nice . The sea could get very slightly rough .The...More

Thank arykris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

We had an amazing time swimming with sea lions. We also saw a jumping whale, pinguins and other birds. The guide was great and knowledgeful. Transfer from Miraflores with a good driver.

Thank Johannes N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

It was a great experience to see and meet the wild nature like we did on this tour. Our guide was very well spoken in English and he knew allot about the area and the animals. Other than sealions we saw different birds and a...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Definitely do it!!

This was an incredible experience I love the sea lions and didn't feel at all unsafe. The tour company was excellent and was pleased with my choice - it's a speed boat rather than a yacht and they take you there without faffing about stopping...More

Thank rhiannonjaneuk
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Molly L
5 May 2018|
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Response from Steve M |
Hello, will we be able to see the candelabra from the boat on the way to the islands?
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JennyAiello
3 May 2018|
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Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jenny, am not sure what do you mean with the entrance fees. There are no hidden fees in this trip. You just book the trip and here you go :)
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eroddel
2 May 2018|
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Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it is def a half day trip as you will be back by the afternoon. The ride is approx 20-30 mins then you have some spare time to change into the swimming suits and swim with the sea lions.
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