From Paracas: Ballestas Islands Guided Boat Tour

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Explore the Ballestas Islands on a guided tour from Paracas in an eco-friendly boat. Discover the Candelabra of Paracas, penguins, sea lions, and thousands of guano birds.


  • Experience the Ballestas Islands sustainably on a boat with eco-friendly engines
  • Enjoy the narration of our bilingual guides, native to Paracas
  • Marvel at stunning marine wildlife, from playful sea lions to charming penguins
  • Watch guanay and guanera birds flying in the sky and admire the playful pelicans
  • Explore the imposing rock formations and hear all the unique stories behind them


The activity begins by meeting our team at one of our offices, where you can leave your belongings if you wish. From there, we'll head to the vibrant port of Paracas, where you'll meet our expert bilingual guide. Before boarding, you'll receive valuable recommendations to make the most of this exciting adventure. Onboard our Eco-friendly boats, we'll venture into the enigmatic bay of Paracas. Our first stop will be the imposing Candelabra of Paracas, a gigantic geoglyph standing 120 meters tall, carved into the side of a cliff. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of its origin, some of which even suggest extraterrestrial connections, predating the famous Nazca Lines! Next, we'll journey beyond the bay to the majestic Ballestas Islands, renowned for their diverse wildlife. Get up close to the numerous species that call these islands home, from playful sea lions to adorable Humboldt penguins, and a multitude of guano birds like guanays, boobies, pelicans, and tendrils. Our expert guide will share with you the fascinating history of these islands and their vital role in regional biodiversity. After marveling at the wildlife, we'll return to the port, where you can delight in the breathtaking coastal views and capture unforgettable memories in photographs. Feel the sea breeze caress your face as we speed back to shore. Finally, we'll arrive at the port, where we'll disembark, filled with memories of a truly unforgettable experience in the Ballestas Islands.


Tickets Eco-friendly vessel English- and Spanish-speaking guide Safety gear Life jackets (for all ages) Luggage storage service available at the meeting point

Important Information

  • If the weather conditions are dangerous, the tour will be postponed or canceled Take your waste with you Some animals may be sensitive to flash photography If you are prone to seasickness, avoid eating a large meal before departure

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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