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Islas Ballestas

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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Paracas 11660, Peru
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took a tour boat out to the islands,45 mins,lots of tourists but moved fairly well. Once at the island there are millions of birds to see, lots of bird crap and some remanets of people living there. Saw a few seals. Was good to see,...More

Thank shadur
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a boat tour to the islands organized by Peru Hop. It was well organized, the guide spoke good English and was informative. The boat was nice and they seemed safety conscious. The ride out to the islands was 20-3o minutes with some...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a boat tour of the Ballestras Islands and it was wonderful. We stopped first to see the Candelabra on the mountain side. Then we were on to the islands to see various wildlife such as birds and sea lions.

Thank vgregg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wildlife was wonderful and probably justifies the nickname, little Galapgos. I took a two hour boat trip and we got very close to the wildlife on a comfortable large speedboat.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was nice to see penguins and the sea lions up close but overall feel that the great reviews of this island are misleading. After the first few minutes once you have seen the wildlife it is just the same thing for the remainder of the...More

Thank Shawna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can book a 2 hour trip around the islands by speedboat for about $30 per person (including park entry fee) and it is a really worthwhile thing to do. The islands are hugely attractive in their own right and are literally covered in a...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride out to the islands was thrilling in itself due to the choppy waves. The tour was excellent. The captain and guide were very helpful and gave a good run down on the islands. And also translated into English for me as the main...More

Thank GrandeCapaChino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This excursion was included as part of our tour and was fabulous. We were sped out to the places of interest in a big fast moving boat. We were given enjoy time to observe and photograph the wildlife which abounds. Would highly recommend this tour....More

Thank JohnFamily04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very worth it. Bumpy at times because the boat goes so fast to get out there and back. We saw penguins, sea lions and thousands of birds. Sit on the left middle side of your boat.

Thank shtooka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw so many Penguins, sea lions and birds up so close. We had a great time and Do carry wind jackets it gets really windy and cold.

Thank lalithaa
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from Rosemary B | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance. The boat has a limited number of seats - maybe 20 - there were actually two boats that left at the same time. But I would highly recommend booking before hand - I think through your hotel. We stayed... More
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry taking so long to answer. Above answers are correct. We took a guided tour so the local tour is packaged.
Nathan Q
December 5, 2017|
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Response from LanceNiederhaus | Reviewed this property |
Our trip was in June, one of the coolest months of the year. The flamingos were on the beach in front of the hotel all day long. The boat trip was mid morning for about 3-4 hours and we saw wildlife the entire time. We... More