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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...more
All reviews sea lions boat trip humboldt penguins on the rocks trip takes bird poo wear a hat marine life amazing wildlife clams their natural habitat star fish birds flying nice trip including penguins worth the trip couple of hours
Ballestas Islands is also called mini-Galapagos. We were staying at Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa - a boat picked us up from the shores of the hotel. The whole thing is a boat tour and you never get off it. Ballestas are a group of...More
We were lucky to stay at The Hacienda hotel which has its own boat for this trip. The other boats from the town looked overcrowded but ours was much more comfortable and the only one with a roof to avoid the inevitable guano bombing!
Thousands of birds, tons of sea lions, several penguins.
We’ve been to Galapagos and didn’t see close to this many birds, it’s cheap and well worth stopping here - we paid 25 soles plus 5 for the dock plus 11 for the national...More
Loved this tour! The islands are amazing. You've never seen so many birds in your life, including Humboldt penguins! Just don't forget your sunscreen and a hat or head covering of some sort is a must! You will get pooped on!
Being from California, I was not too excited about the seal lions but there were tons, and tons of birds. Peruvian boobies, terns, penguins, etc. The sea was farily calm. Lots of othet boats were there. I was part of OAT tour so we had...More
You travel by fast boat, take warm, waterproof clothing and a hat, you may not always avoid pelican poo! Stop to view the candelabra(more a cactus) on the way. Amazing bird spectacle, thousands of cormorants, boobies plus sealions and the odd penguin.
I was very conservative with rain coverings for my camera gear. I can only recall one moment where some droplets entered the boat but that happened when the boat is traveling at high speed towards the islands or the other... More
I was very conservative with rain coverings for my camera gear. I can only recall one moment where some droplets entered the boat but that happened when the boat is traveling at high speed towards the islands or the other way around. At the islands, you are going around very slowly. When I was there, the waters were very calm so I and my camera gear did not get wet. It depends on the conditions. You may want to grab a shower cap from the hotel and use it as a cover just in case.
Hello, the scheduled departures are 8 am and 10am. the port is open until 1pm (unless there is rough sea or stormy winds). After 10am there have to be enough people for another boat. Usually latest until 1pm one more boat... More
Hello, the scheduled departures are 8 am and 10am. the port is open until 1pm (unless there is rough sea or stormy winds). After 10am there have to be enough people for another boat. Usually latest until 1pm one more boat will be ready to go.
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