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From Paracas: Scenic Boat Tour to Ballestas Island

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Experience the singular beauty of the Ballestas Islands. Witness playful seals and penguins along the rocky shores. Uncover the mystery of the Candelabro.

Highlights

  • Visit the stunning region often referred to as 'Peru's Galapagos'
  • Watch collections of thousands of sea lions playing on the rocks
  • Gaze upon the diverse marine life of Ballestas Islands

Description

After a convenient hotel pickup from either Paracas or Pisco, head to the Marina Turistica to start your islands adventure. Board a speedboat with your bilingual, Spanish and English-speaking guide, and jet out onto the sea towards the stunning Ballestas. Along the way, stop at the Paracas Peninsula to see the Candelabro, an enigmatic glyph carved into the side of the island — whose purpose, and creator, remain a mystery to this day. Afterwards, continue onwards towards the marine sanctuary of Ballestas. Gaze upon the rocky shores, filled to the brim with sunbathing seals and penguins diving into the turbid waters to hunt underneath the surface — all alongside other beautiful specimens, like majestic pelicans, and colorful blue-footed boobies. A protected habitat for the wide swathe of birds and sea-life that call these islands home, Ballestas is truly one of Peru’s natural treasures — and a speedboat tour around their shores is the best way to see the islands, and all they have to offer, up close.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paracas and Pisco Boat tour Bilingual guide in English/Spanish
Entrance fee to Ballestas Islands Food and drinks Personal expenses Optional gratuities

Important Information

  • The 16 Soles entrance fee to the Ballestas Island is paid locally at harbor main gate, in cash. It is recommended that you bring some Peruvian Soles for the payment of the fee.

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