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Isla de Lobos

| Cabo Polonio, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 94 443 600
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a great experience - if you choose the right day

after seeing some of the sea lions in the water near the fish market, we had no choice but to pay... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
actionben
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Great trip out

It's a nice boat ride from Punta del Este, took about an hour, but well worth it. There are... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
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| Cabo Polonio, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

after seeing some of the sea lions in the water near the fish market, we had no choice but to pay the 50$ pp for a trip to the island. we were lucky and got a boat right after and departed at 2:30 pm in...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

It's a nice boat ride from Punta del Este, took about an hour, but well worth it. There are hundreds of seals here. The boats can get quite close to them...too close if you have a sensitive nose. Fabulous seeing so many seals & sea...More

Thank PBPG
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were told it's the second largest group of sea lions. Fairly long boat ride, lots of tourist on boat seasick, we took a Calypso excursion, nice boat, good platform for trip, ticket had English and Spanish instructions, liked that, boat ride was ok ,...More

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct species of Sea Lions

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 11 January 2017

You will know you're getting close, the smell. There are so many sea lions and sea wolves in one place. It is amazing. Some are giving a show, most just lazing around.

Thank lgpanther
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The trip to the Isla was too long and it was wery cold at the boat! The "lobos" were funny and noisy, but it was too cold to think about swimming with them. The trip was only in spanish and portugese, so we did not...More

1  Thank Mari R
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive, long and uncomfortable trip for only 10 minutes watching from long distance. No introduction, no comment

1  Thank Sébastien L
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We went with Dimar Tours. The day before two cruise ships were not able to start tendering operation as the sea was quite rough. Waves around 1,5 metres. Dimar Tours was the only tour operator doing the tour under these conditions and we made it...More

1  Thank doktormosler
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We did a tour out to the island with one of the companies at the port (you'll have to go down a few steps to find the tour operators... It's not that obvious). We didn't have to reserve in advance. There are 2 main options,...More

4  Thank lizAottawa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is a great trip and definately worth it. We booked through a tour operator who has a kiosk down on the decking near the harbour. The boat is lovely and the tour guides spoke great English and had some really interesting facts. Saw loads...More

1  Thank Laura B
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CCKPennsylvania
Hi! What was the name of the tour operator if you remember? Going in March and want o be prepared!
3 January 2017|
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Response from Jorge F | Property representative |
Hi! The name of the Tour Operator is Calypso Charters y Excursiones. You can check out the website or contact us by phone +598 9444 3600 and +598 4244 6152.
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PETER K
Which outfitter did you use?
6 February 2016|
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Response from Gonzalo D | Reviewed this property |
The best is to go directly to the Punta del Este harbour in advance to book your group. Under the main dock you will find the offices of 4 or5 companies who provide areliable service. Trips depart daily at 08:00 and return... More
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vivavesta
hi do you remember of happen to know how is the dive and recommend a few companies? mucha gracias :)
6 January 2016|
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