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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

  • 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
Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
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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.
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.
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.

Reviews (93)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wild Sea Lion Encounter

This was quite the trip I must say. Never thought I'd find myself jumping into freezing and smelly waters to encounter wild sealions but I'm so glad I did because this encounter is definitely unique. You change into your wetsuit once you're on the boat...More

Thank Jbmisch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Trip!

I was glad that I took motion sickness pills prior to the van picking us up from our hotel because it was a rocky car ride and boat trip! But we had a great time and I highly recommend the Sea Lion Swimming Tour! I...More

Thank KLizard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ride to the sea lions from the first second. We have seen a lot of different animals and our tourguide and the boatsman were great as well. The whole group had a lot of fun. Last stop if the tour was swimming...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
The wild sea lions

I enjoyed the experience it was great experience swimming with the sea lions .The water is very cold all year long. The boat ride is a long ride out to the sea loins the sea lions are very active and are swimming with you and...More

Thank Roynel W
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile
Awesome and fun!

We really love to see some penguins, birds and pelicans, but when we saw all those lions, we couldn’t believe! They made a funny noise and are so cute (believe me). The sea was very cold, but we forgot about it in the minute we...More

1  Thank Ana Paula S
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26 September 2018|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
oh i didnt ask how deep the water is cause we got into the water directly next to the palomino island, so unfortunately i dont know. Yeah we were wearing life wests all the time, in the water and on the boat as well.
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Response from YorkEL | Reviewed this property |
It's included in the price. We paid extra $20 for pick up in Miraflores and drop off in Barranco.