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Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve. 

Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins.

On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold.

After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.

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Mar Adentro Excursiones
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
  • Tour includes all equipment, snacks, and optional hotel pickup in Lima
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the ride to the sea lions from the first second. We have seen a lot of different animals and our tourguide and the boatsman were great as well. The whole group had a lot of fun. Last stop if the tour was swimming...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The wild sea lions

I enjoyed the experience it was great experience swimming with the sea lions .The water is very cold all year long. The boat ride is a long ride out to the sea loins the sea lions are very active and are swimming with you and...More

Thank Roynel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome and fun!

We really love to see some penguins, birds and pelicans, but when we saw all those lions, we couldn’t believe! They made a funny noise and are so cute (believe me). The sea was very cold, but we forgot about it in the minute we...More

1  Thank Ana Paula S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing and Unique Experience!!!

We loved every moment we spent with Mar Adentro, from being picked up from Miraflores and then dropped off in Barranco after we finished the tour. Our guide, Renan, was informative and pleasant to talk to. The tour operator was very organized and professional. We...More

Thank YorkEL
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
Freezing water but fabulous!!

It’s winter here in Lima and we were a bit worried about the temperatures but honestly once you get in to the water, the thrill of swimming close to those playful sealions distracts from the cold. Our guide Renán and captain Segundo did an excellent...More

Thank Pinchmycheeks
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Janeen G
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Response from YorkEL | Reviewed this property |
It's included in the price. We paid extra $20 for pick up in Miraflores and drop off in Barranco.
Molly L
5 May 2018|
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Hello, will we be able to see the candelabra from the boat on the way to the islands?
3 May 2018|
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Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jenny, am not sure what do you mean with the entrance fees. There are no hidden fees in this trip. You just book the trip and here you go :)
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