• Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Get up close with the wildlife paradise of the Palomino Islands, offering a chance to swim with local sea lions and learn about the area’s native birds, during this 4-hour excursion. Journey by boat to this chain of islands just off shore from Lima. Then hop into the water as you splash around with the friendly population of sea lions. You’ll also spot a variety of birds, including Inca Terns, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins and red-legged cormorants. Your Palomino Islands trip also includes a guide, wetsuit and lifejacket for the swim and round-trip hotel transport.


  • Swim with sea lions and observe local birds during a tour of the Palomino Islands near Lima
  • Hop in the water for a swim with the islands' population of friendly sea lions
  • Observe the diverse species of sea birds, including penguins, cormorants, terns and boobies, that call the islands home
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride from the harbor in Lima to this nearby chain of islands

What You Can Expect

Palomino Islands Tour Plus Swimming with Sea Lions Experience

Palomino Islands and sea lions

Customer Reviews

Yuliya G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Dont miss an opportunity to go on this tour when you are in Lima!
This tour is the best memory of our 2-days stay at Lima!
The pick up from our hotel and back was very comfortable.
Before getting on the boat the guide instructed us very thoroughly and answered all possible questions.
We were enjoying an approximately 30 minutes of swim to the Palomino Island. On our way we saw a lot of sea birds and penguins.
When we arrived at Palomino Island we put on the life jackets and special swimming suites and got into the water. Life jackets and swimming suites were provided by our guide. The water was quite cold in the beginning, but after several minutes you get used to it and feel quite comfortable.
We spent about 15 minutes swimming with the sea lions! A great experience! Not scary at all! The sea lions are not aggressive.

Dont forget to take a towel and some warm clothes to put on after your swim.

Melanie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was truly the best tour I've ever done. Our guide spoke both English and Spanish. Swimming with the sea lions was AMAZING. You were able to just float and they came right up to you. They darted in and out and jumped around you. I highly recommend this tour.

Joshua W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the funnest things we did in Lima, Peru. The guide Edgardo and Captain Eddie were fantastic and helpful. Would do this again.

Ian A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was amazing....a truly once in a lifetime experience. My group went in November and although the water was cold, it was an exhilarating adventure. The ability to see various birds, animals and swim with sea lions was unreal!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

the trip was great. car pick up drop off care during the trip and the actual swimming in the pacific ocean , everything was just great.

Claire G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

This tour was a great way to see lots of animals in one place, so make sure you bring your camera! The swimming part of the experience lasted about 10 mins, but was long enough as the water was strong and the smell immense (as should be expected). Our guide was good and we got a snack too!

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