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From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers provided by Vista Adventures

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From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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If you’re a lover of nature and wildlife then look no further than this immersive experience, which allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in the waters surrounding the Palomino Islands. Perfect for families and travelers short on time, this half-day tour also includes a sightseeing cruise and round-trip transfers from your Lima hotel.
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    Islas Palomino
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Experience an exclusive tour full of nature and wildlife on the Palomino Islands. The tour will start as soon as your driver and tour escort pick you up from your hotel onboard a private and safe minivan or SUV. You will be taken to Callao Harbor and board a luxury yacht equipped with snacks, hot and cold drinks, life jackets, and wetsuits for you to swim with the sea lions in the Pacific Ocean. The tour includes panoramic views of the San Lorenzo, El Camotal, Cabinzas and Palomino Islands from the yacht. All of these islands belong to a natural and protected area by the state. Also, have the opportunity to see many sea birds such as red-legged cormorants, pelicans, Humboldt Penguins, the Inca Tern, the Peruvian booby, and the Guanay Cormorant. Enjoy this unique experience with the permanent assistance of a specialized tour guide and general emergency staff and equipment.
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  • Get closer to wildlife than you would on a traditional nature tour
  • Guarantee the best views of the Palomino Islands from the water
  • Provided wetsuits keep you warm in the chilly Pacific Ocean
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup means you don't have to find a meeting point
Important Information
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop Off (Minivan or SUV).
  • Tour Escort/Host.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Wetsuit & Lifejacket.
  • Snacks & Drinks on board.
  • Admission Tickets & Taxes.
  • Permanent Assistance and Emergency Equipment.
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Palomino
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Souvenir photos (Available to purchase).
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Have a light breakfast before the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alex_851 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom17 contributions6 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this as a random thing to do for half a day, and something completely different. Getting up close to the seals was awesome. I’d suggest taking a waterproof camera.
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Liepa M wrote a review Feb. 2020
1 contribution
This tour was an amazing experience! When travelling, I always wish to meet animals and didn't ever imagine it could be SEA LIONS you swim next to, no fences- that is experience for life. In general, yacht, personnel and the programme is great, no rush and full attention. Nice
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Date of experience: February 2020
Julie Lee wrote a review Dec. 2019
9 contributions
Sea lions in a natural environment!! They are curious, and swim all around you! They are protected here, so are not afraid of man. Wet suits kept us warm for the 30 minute swim. Our guides, Danial and Mario, were so knowledgable on the ecosystem and habits of the colony. Small
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from KenyiPe, Manager at From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers
Responded Dec. 23, 2019
This is a such a beautiful and unique reserve in Lima. Thanks for visiting it!
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filutek wrote a review Sep. 2019
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions15 helpful votes
29-th of September is winter here, 15C water temperature, 18C air - so I thought I am taking a risk - yet it turned out to be a great experience. Good, stable motor yacht carried us to Palomino, our guide told us interesting stories about the islands along the way - and the Sea
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Date of experience: September 2019
Pinal wrote a review Aug. 2019
2 contributions
Its a bumpy ride due to high tides but its worth it once you get close to the island. We had a great time swimming (even though I don't know how to swim) and the staff were great. Hotel pick up was on time and very courteous.
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Date of experience: August 2019
About the operator

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By: Vista Adventures
terrible experience
We had a terrible experience with this firm. We had the bad luck to travel during a holiday and the drive was 3 tim
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Incredible pyramid
Well worth it. The pachacamac tour was very informative and interesting, I loved the history. I loved Barranco nei
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Wonderful experience to Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines
This was a full day of fun with our guide (Lucas) and driver (Victor). The boat ride to the Ballestas Islands was r
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Unappreciated Caral
The 4 hours journey started with a bus ride from Lima in the morning. It is great place to see as it has 6 or 7 pyr
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Unsatisfied with the service of this Vista Adventure Tour
I had specify before the trip that I ordered selected a guide in Spanish for my mom. When I booked my trip for some
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Mixed feelings, probably wouldn't book that tour again
The driver who picked us up and dropped us off in Lima was absolutely amazing! His English was very good and he was
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finca Los Ficus lunch and show
Had a wonderful time on this excursion. Beautiful grounds with knowledgeable and friendly staff who provided the to
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Good value
We had a great guide, Jean Paul. Very knowledgeable and thorough, excellent English. You definitely need to see Li
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Very Professional Tour
The itinerary followed as described in the promotional info. The guide who spoke perfect English was experienced, p
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Half day at Pachacamac and Barranco
If you are interested in Peruvian history then this is the tour for you. We arrived in Lima 28 hours behind schedul
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Heath H
Best trip to experience Lima at its best
Our tour started with a very early pickup from our hostel, but the the long drive was fun and definitely worth the
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Nick K
Best bang for your buck
Nice long day trip, best value! Our guide was excellent on this tour being primarily English speakers he helped us
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Theo S
A good way to see a bit of Lima and the archeological site
The tour overall met our expectations. We were lucky that we ended up on a private tour.We received a lot of good i
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Diane B
Ballestas Islands are a great place to see seals, blue boobies and dolphins. There were baby seals and the sounds
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Bill P
Fountains are Amazing
Seeing the fountains at night was amazing. Puts the Bellagio a bit to shame. The colours, the lights and the amaz
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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