Lima: Sea Lion Swim and Wildlife Palomino Islands Cruise

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Swim with sea lions alongside the gorgeous rocky cliffs of the Palomino Islands off the coast of Peru. Cruise around islets and search for guano birds and Humboldt penguins during a day on the water.


  • Cruise to the Palomino Islands to spot wildlife and spectacular coastal scenery
  • Swim with playful sea lions in their natural habitat, free from large predators
  • Enjoy birdwatching as you search for guando birds and Humboldt penguins
  • Stop at marine bioreserve San Lorenzo Island, the largest island in Peru
  • Choose to include hotel pickup or make your own way to the departure point


Cruise to Palomino Islands for a unique experience swimming with sea lions in the Pacific Ocean. Visit San Lorenzo Island, search for penguins, and enjoy birdwatching on a wildlife adventure from Lima. Set sail to the Palomino Islands from La Punta and stop at San Lorenzo Island. Learn the island's important role in the history of Lima from your guide. The 8-kilometer-long island is home to marine creatures including scallops, seabirds, and sea lions. Continue to the Palomino Islands, two islands that are part of a special ecosystem, where extraordinary marine wildlife coexists. Lack of predators means the ecosystem is bursting with wildlife of all types, including sea lions, penguins, and migratory seabirds. Jump off the boat into the clear, warm Pacific waters for a fun-filled swimming adventure with sea lions. Your guide will provide safety instructions and tips to make the most of your time with the playful marine mammals. If you are lucky, penguins might come and join the fun. After your exhilarating swim, head back to the mainland cruising past islets inhabited by guano birds and the second-largest colony of Humboldt penguins in Peru.


Boat tour Chance to swim with sea lions Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English). Wetsuits and life jacket Seasickness pills Boat crew and instructor in the water

Important Information

  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - This activity is not wheelchair accessible. - This activity is not for people with mobility impairments. - For passengers with transfer option: Pick-up from hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro. - Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator. - This part of the pacific ocean is fed by the Humboldt Current. That means the water temperature varies from 7 to 19 degrees Celsius depending on the time of year. Neoprene swimsuits are available.

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