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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

  • 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
Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
From US$66.67
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Safety pick up from your Hotel only in Miraflores (if reserved) between 8 30 and 9 00 AM, please be ready at the hotel lobby. Round trip Miraflores - Callao port.
From US$80.00
Swim with sea lions at 10 AM
Swimming with sea lions around the Palomino and Callao islands in 2.5 hours with speedboats. You will see a lot of birds species, Humboldt penguins and enjoy a nice day. Meeting time 10:00 AM.
From US$66.67
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (96)
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Swimming with the sea lions!

What a great experience! They picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the port where we met the others. Headed out in the boat with the guide telling us about the little islands we past. Saw some penguins before getting to the...More

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't Miss Out on This Opportunity!

I surprised my husband with this tour and we loved it! The guide was great and gave us some background of the area. The sea lions were amazing! We got to spend about 15 minutes in the water and the sea lions just swam around...More

1  Thank JennyAiello
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely brilliant trip - even better than I could have imagined

I booked this trip as a way to get to see something of wildlife whilst staying in Lima. Having read the reviews, I thought it sounded like fun. I was not disappointed - the pick-up, guide, boat driver - all very professional, friendly and courteous....More

2  Thank berlinstu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wild Sea Lion Encounter

This was quite the trip I must say. Never thought I'd find myself jumping into freezing and smelly waters to encounter wild sealions but I'm so glad I did because this encounter is definitely unique. You change into your wetsuit once you're on the boat...More

Thank Jbmisch
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great Trip!

I was glad that I took motion sickness pills prior to the van picking us up from our hotel because it was a rocky car ride and boat trip! But we had a great time and I highly recommend the Sea Lion Swimming Tour! I...More

Thank KLizard
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26 September 2018|
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Response from YorkEL | Reviewed this property |
The water is deep but you're given life jacket yo wear.
Janeen G
9 August 2018|
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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.