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

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Lima, Peru
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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.
  • Island sightseeing cruise and sea lion swim from Lima
  • Sail aboard a yacht to the Palomino Islands and more
  • Get a close encounter with regional marine life and birdlife
  • Don a wetsuit to swim near playful sea lions in the Pacific
  • Round-trip private hotel transfer included
Hotel Pickup and Drop Off (Minivan or SUV).
Tour Escort/Host.
Professional Tour Guide.
Wetsuit & Lifejacket.
Snacks & Drinks on board.
Admission Tickets & Taxes.
Permanent Assistance and Emergency Equipment.
Gratuities (Optional).
Souvenir photos (Available to purchase).

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Pickup and drop off available from/to any hotel or apartment located in the areas of Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, Surco or Cercado de Lima.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Have a light breakfast before the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vista Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring towels, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm clothing, as well." See review
  • "Take the sea sickness pill offered, it gets rough, 2/7 people got sick." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Disappointing
SES
, Feb 2020
After booking the tour, the registration for the trip was not well organized. We were 1 hour late Leaving the dock for an other 2 hour boat ride to Palomino island. The Boat moored quite a distance from the sea lions. So it was a bit of a swim to get NEAR them. We did not swim WITH them. It was amazing to see such a large gathering of sea lions in one Place
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear passenger: Unfortunately there was an sports event that day that delayed our tour. We are very sorry for the inconveniences.
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star-5
Great tour but book outside of Viator for a better deal on the exact same experience
mattbuccelli
, Jan 2020
This was a really great tour and unique experience and the whole crew was really good. We had an excellent and super knowledgeable guide and everyone else from the water guide to the photographer to the boat captain were super friendly and professional. My only complaint is actually with Viator. You can get this exact same tour with the exact same operator (Vista Adventures) for at least $50 less on other tour sites like GetYourGuide whereas Viator marked it up to $125. I’m feeling a bit of regret for not doing some additional research before I booked, but this also feels a little bit sketchy on Viator’s part. So in summary - do this amazing tour, but book it with somebody else besides Viator (or book through the provider directly, which is better for them) because Viator charges an insane markup. Don’t make the same mistake as me!
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star-5
Awesome Experience
buabahn
, Nov 2019
This was one of the neatest experiences of my life. The sea lions were curious and friendly and got pretty close. Our guide was knowledgeable and told us stories about the nearby islands as we drove past them. The ride out to Palamino Island took about 2 hours and the ocean was rough. They did provide anti nausea medication at the beginning of the trip though. The employee that went in the water with us, was great too. He did such a great job of helping the weak swimmers and keeping us all safe.
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star-5
Great experience.
513bene
, Oct 2019
Well looked after by the guide and crew onboard. Swimming with sealions was amazing. The water is quite cold even with the wetsuit. Definitely a worthwhile experience not to be missed. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed this experience.
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star-5
Fantastic crew and cruise!
tpm5150
, Sep 2019
40-minute drive from Miraflores to La Punta port. Beautiful architecture in this coastal city and former capital region. Two and a half hour cruise to Palomino Island to swim with the sea lions, apx 30-min stop, then back to port. Salty snack lunch and beverages served on cruise back. Excellent crew will take care of you in all aspects of tour: local knowledge, safety, position you for action photos with sea lions, and comfort if motion sickness results. ** TAKE MOTION SICKNESS MEDICATION PRIOR TO CRUISE ... SEAS COULD BE ROUGH UPON APPROACH AND EXIT FROM ISLANDS **. Bring towels, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm clothing, as well. Nice trip!
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star-5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Tonya C
, Aug 2019
First, I'll begin by saying I cannot swim and I have anemia which means I have an intolerance to cold. I was hesitant to book this tour due to the feedback regarding the cold water. I'm however glad I did! I forgot about the temperature of the water the second I began interacting with the animals. I did not want to leave! ...and the guide in the water stayed with me the whole time (being I can't swim). I'll definitely do this tour again!!!! Highly recommended.
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star-5
Sea lions
Gail M
, Aug 2019
The crew was excellent. Unfortunately it was a cloudy and cold winter day in Lima. The water was very rough so both my husband and I got seasick. We were unable to go in the water. We did enjoy seeing all the sea lions and penguins.
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star-4
Sea Lion Fun
jhandler2016
, Jul 2019
I had a great time swimming with the sea lions. Take the sea sickness pill offered, it gets rough, 2/7 people got sick. Ask for goggles to look under the water. Be prepared for very cold water and very smelly sea lions. Bring a full change of clothes to change out of your swimsuit after. Have fun!
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star-3
Good experience
FarAway56284846849
, Jun 2019
Awesome experience with the sea lions and saw thousands of birds which were beautiful. Would have ranked higher but we had a Speed boat instead of yacht (saw other groups in much nicer vessels) and Not very much information was provided about the species seen.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
We are very sorry we had to use a speed boat instead of our yacht that day. We apologize for these inconveniences.
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star-4
March 2019
Getaway08481191542
, Mar 2019
Tout was exactly as stated, but several were under the impression that you got off the boat to see islands. You pass an old island prison and one that is used by the military. Ride is rough, they offer sea sick pills upon departure. Several wish they would have done that. No wet suit no flippers. Provided a life vest. Should know how to swim to be enjoyable
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