Water activity

Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

4.8 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Mar Adentro Excursiones

Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

Activity provider: Mar Adentro Excursiones

From US$ 80 per person

This 2.5-hour tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing from Lima, you'll travel by boat to the Palomino Islands, home to penguins, birds, and sea lions.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Swim with wild sea lions in their natural habitat
  • See Humboldt penguins and a lot of other birds
  • Enjoy a light snack on board
Full description
Meet your friendly crew then sail to the islands of Callao, travelling through the "El Camotal" underwater, open sea and passing by San Lorenzo Island.  At 11:30 AM, reach the farthest point, Palomino Island, which houses a large colony of sea lions. Here, you can freely swim alongside these great animals in neoprene suits. Then, at 12:35 PM, you will return to the meeting place in Calloa at Calle La Mar 229. Your return will begin through impressively shaped cliffs and islets. You will have the chance to enjoy a snack on board before arriving at the pier in Callao at 1:00 PM.
  • Tour around the islands of Callao
  • Nautical English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Neoprene suit
  • Lifevest
  • Swimming with sea lions
  • Snacks / water or juice
  • Insurance against personal accidents on board
  • Natural Reserve Protection and conservation fee
  • Binoculars
  • Outerwear/raincoats
  • Sunscreen, masks, fins
  • Towel
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with a cold
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's address at La Mar 229. Please arrive on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Ask about the safety transfer from Miraflores to Callao
  • Take care of your personal belongings as the company is not responsible for losses
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the meeting time at the dock to confirm your spot.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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It was organized well, our guide spoke English very well, the boat was clean, it was a great landscape, we saw many animals, especially birds and sealions, it was a great experience. The water was really cold, but after some minutes it was ok to swim with the sealions. I am very happy that I decided to book that tour on the last day of our trip in Peru!

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November 6, 2022

Overall a good experience, we were able to see lots of wildlife as well as many sealions although they did not come close when we were in the water as shown in the photos. One additional point is that the meeting location is in an area which did not feel particularly safe.

August 28, 2022

Amazing trip. There were so many sea lions, thousands. They were so curious and a little loud. Our guide was terrific. The water was a little cold, but you soon forget that once you see the sea lions in the water with you. I would do this again in a heartbeat!

June 1, 2022

Product ID: 193079