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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino) Tours

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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino)
The Palomino Islands are a rocky collection of small islets off the coast of Callao, which is about 7 miles (9.6 kilometers) from the center of the city of Lima. The islands are inhabited by a variety of birds—including guanayes, boobies, pelicans, red-legged cormorants, and Humboldt penguins—and by friendly sea lions. 

The Basics
Visitors can explore the Palomino Islands on a day trip from Lima on board a comfortable cruise boat or a sailboat. The islands are particularly known for the thousands of sea lions that gather here to swim and sun themselves on the rocks. If the water is calm enough, and you’re feeling brave, you can swim near the sea lions. You’ll also find colonies of Humboldt penguins and an impressive number of other birds. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Remember to bring sun protection, a swimsuit, and a towel with you; boat operators usually provide wetsuits, goggles, and lifejackets. 
  • Do not touch or feed the sea lions.
  • Tours may include round trip hotel transfers as well as food and beverages; check specific tours for details.
  • Expect the water to be chilly. From June–November, the water temperature may dip to about 66°F (18°C); the warmest months are December through April, when temperatures can rise to about 72°F (22°C). 
  • Be sure to take preventative medication if you’re prone to motion sickness.

How to Get There
Boat tours to the Palomino Islands depart from the port of Callao, where there is a cruise dock and an airport. If traveling from Lima, take a taxi to Callao; the ride from the center of the city can take anywhere from 30–60 minutes depending on traffic, which is especially heavy in the late afternoon and evening hours. The ride to the islands takes 30–60 minutes, depending on weather and ocean conditions. 

When to Get There
While tours run all year round, the most comfortable time to visit the islands is the summer (December–April), when the air and water temperatures are warmest. That said, the best time to visit Lima is the winter (May–September), when there is the least amount of rain. The summer months are warmer but wetter and can be quite foggy. 
 
The City of Callao
The seafront city of Callao has been Peru’s most important port since the colonial era. Today, it is the closest cruise port to Lima (and the launch point for tours of the Palomino Islands). Visitors can tour the 18th-century Real Felipe Fortress, enjoy the beach at La Punta, and learn about the area’s maritime history at the the Naval Museum and the Abtao Submarine Museum, which is housed in a retired submarine.
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From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers

From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers

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Cruise off the coast of Lima during a half-day tour of five islands. Sail aboard a luxury yacht and relax with provided snacks and beverages while you sightsee. Admire the beautiful natural scenery en route to El Camotal, San Lorenzo, and the Palomino Islands. Then slip on a provided wetsuit and life jacket before you frolic in the Pacific Ocean with sea lions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru

Visit the Sea Lions in Palomino Islands, in Lima Peru

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Calling all nature lovers, this tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing Lima, travel by boat to the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras), home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions. Plunge into the water to enjoy a supervised swim with the marine mammals before admiring rock formations and other wildlife on your return journey. Refreshments are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.

Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.

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San Lorenzo Island is part of the constitutional province of Callao. It was annexed to this province during the year 1891 and has since been the subject of scientific and historical studies. Isla San Lorenzo is considered the largest of the territory chalaco, as well as the highest altitude within the Peruvian coast. It has a total surface area of 162 hectares that counts in its space with three elevations. In San Lorenzo Island it is possible to find an area where military burial mounds have been found that would have participated during the War of the Pacific; There are also cemeteries where there are remains of pirates who tried to enter the territory, among others, as archaeological remains that show the first settlement of the island, and where there are a total of more than three thousand tombs that belonged to a prehispanic cemetery . The wealth of San Lorenzo is valued in its historical event, from its first occupation, when possibly it was a center ..
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour

Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour

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The island of Palomino is home to a large colony of sea lions that live without natural predators. While the sea lions are still wild animals and it’s forbidden to touch them, this sightseeing cruise from Lima allows you to get in the water and swim with them. Plus, during the ride to Palomino, you'll cruise past other islands that host Peruvian birds such as Humboldt penguins and Peruvian boobies. Pickup and drop-off from Lima are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Palomino Islands Tour

Palomino Islands Tour

• The passenger has a pleasant experience • Pleasant visit • Shared tours / Share tours maximum 15 passengers (Group management 15 people maximum) • Unforgetable experience • Total passenger safety • Modern Units (Professional Drivers) • Flexible Hours (With Coordination) • Permanent Assistance.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Morning: Palomino Island tour

Morning: Palomino Island tour

Best wildlife experience in Lima is visiting Palomino Island (Isla Palomino), a rocky collection of small islets off the coast of Callao! On this tour you'll take a yacht out to Islas Palomino to swim with sea lions. This is a unique experience, and one that you're not likely to forget.
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  • 5 hours
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Swimming With Sea Lions At Palomino Island

Swimming With Sea Lions At Palomino Island

The Palomino Island houses a large colony of sea lions, and you can swim with them in neoprene suits, thanks to the absence of predators, it is an unforgettable moment full of emotions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Palomino Islands Sea Lion Swimming Tour from Lima

Palomino Islands Sea Lion Swimming Tour from Lima

Our boat ride to the Palomino Islands will allow you to witness a fabulous natural spectacle, as well as offer you the opportunity to experience an adventure full of history and nature, and meet the Peruvian cold sea birds and friendly sea lions. Boarding a confortable boat at the Callao dock, we will tour a series of islands such as San Lorenzo, El Fronton and Las Cavinazas on our way to the Palomino Islands. There we will be able to appreciate an ecosystem almost intact, while our boat continues sailing around the island. You will also have the opportunity to swim with sea lions and be closer than ever to the amazing fauna of this island. The palomino islands sea lion swimming tour will be an unique and unforgettable experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Adventure and adrenaline, swimming with SEA LIONS! & visit the Peruvian islands!

Adventure and adrenaline, swimming with SEA LIONS! & visit the Peruvian islands!

This an amazing activity you shouldn't miss, full of adrenaline and nature! Come with us to visit the archipelago of Lima, enjoy the breeze from the pacific ocean and get to swim with the sealions! These islands are the habitat of one of the largest population of sealions in all South America. We give you all the equipment you need to make this experience one of the best moments in lifetime! And are you ready for this?
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Swimming with cute Sea lions in Lima (Palomino Islands)

Swimming with cute Sea lions in Lima (Palomino Islands)

Enjoy the wildlife of Lima swimming in the Pacific Ocean with cute and friendly sea lions, (they are not aggressive). We take you from your hotel to the departure point and then in a yacht to the Palomino Islands. During this experience you will also see different types of sea-birds as well as tiny penguins. Life jackets (safe) and wet suits (to keep you warm) are provided, for you to have such an amazing experience. Snacks, drinks and more on board are included! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima (Palomino Islands) - Unique experience!

Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima (Palomino Islands) - Unique experience!

Enjoy the wildlife of Lima swimming in the Pacific Ocean with cute and friendly sea lions, (they are not aggressive). We take you from your hotel to the departure point and then in a yacht to the Palomino Islands. During this experience you will also see different types of sea-birds as well as tiny penguins. Life jackets (safe) and wet suits (to keep you warm) are provided, for you to have such an amazing experience. Snacks, drinks and more on board are included! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.00
Price varies by group size
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Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise

Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise

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Head out on a guided sightseeing cruise in the waters off Lima, looking for local wildlife and learning about island history. Pass by Real Felipe Fortress and hear its fascinating story as your boat makes its way toward Palomino, Cabinzas, and El Frontón islands. Keep an eye out for sea lions and native birds while you sit back and enjoy this mainland escape.
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  • 4 hours
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Lima PERU sea lions history and Palomino Callao Islands

Lima PERU sea lions history and Palomino Callao Islands

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Adventure day with nature in front of Lima Peru in the 4 islands (San Lorenzo, Frontón, Cavinzas and Palomino), where we will visit the sea lions in their natural and wild habitat. We will see birds, Humboldt penguins, rock formations and listen to stories from the history of Peru. If you want we recommend you pick it up from Miraflores round trip.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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