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Islas Palomino

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This was a fantastic experience. The boat tour took some time to and from the island, but the boat was fine and there were room enough. There were only a few penguins at the first island we stopped at, but the at the second Palomino...More

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The water was freezing but tbh we were so excited that we kinda forgot about it after a while. Being surrounded by so many sea lions in their natural habitat was absolutely incredible. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect and with how many...More

1  Thank AllieW181
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We've been on similar trips to this and it's easy for them to fall a little short. The boat was steady and dare I say comfortable. The first thing was the birds skimming along the water, then the penguins appear out of nowhere and finally...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Why around? Because we did a boat tour and when swimming next to the Islands we were surrounded by more than a 100 sea lions, this was crazy to me (in a positive way!). Also discovered the activity with exploor peru by reading alex_tudgeon's review...More

1  Thank taylor602
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I've never seen so many sea lions in their natural habitat, that was just an amazing experience. At was I first a little scared due to their teeth and the noise they made but when our guide told us that they are just curious and...More

5  Thank _alex_trudgeonmaddix
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This are a group of small islands off the coast of Callao, they are famous because you can see and even swim with sea lions, and see sea birds, is a short boat trip from el Callao port and a fun activity for the whole...More

3  Thank Viviana42California
Reviewed 18 January 2018

For the summer it really is a nice activity for all the animal-/nature lovers. Not as cold as mentioned on previous reviews (these people obviously didn't do it in summer :)). Booked the tour with exploorperu, as recommended by other, and was very happy with...More

1  Thank cheapi55
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fantastic! Loved it! Water was freezing and the island really stunk, but still a great experience, for everybody I think. Good snack too, after swimming. I don´t remember who my guide was, but he was very nice, informative, and helpful. He also took lots of...More

2  Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 18 November 2017

i booked the tour through Routes of Pero. A driver and a guide picked me up from the hotel and drove me to the port where they put me on a boat (orginize by another company !). When I came back there was no driver...More

1  Thank antarcticanG
Reviewed 2 November 2017

How cool is that? Not many of my friends can say that they already swam with sea lions in the ocean. How did I find the activity? A local told me about it so I searched google and found the company exploorperu, from them I...More

1  Thank enriqueeee2015
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25 April 2017|
Response from Mutludem | Reviewed this property |
Yeah cheapest tours around 35 USD. They pick you up from the harbour, 2 hours boat journey (they offer you some free pills against sea sickness) and when you arrive the island they stop. You may or may not (it's up to you... More
6 August 2016|
Response from Craig-World-Travelle | Reviewed this property |
We did it from our cruise ship but we got in a day early (medical issue with one of passengers) so we didn't have luggage issue. I don't think the ship will hold luggage and there is no way to get back to ship once you... More