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- Duration: 2 Hrs
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Paracas Local Office
Return Details :
Paracas City Center
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OverviewTake a boat tour to see Peruvian boobies (native bird), penguins and abundant marine life. Check out the impressive Candelabra geoglyph, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, Peruvian pelicans as well as other impressive varieties of sea bird species. Feeling lucky? Watch the waters for dolphins.
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Led by a local guide
- Get up-close to native wildlife
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The Ballestas Islands are an excellent opportunity to see large families of over 100 sea lions sleeping on the shores, basking in the sun on the rocks or barking loudly in efforts to protect their territory. Spot cormorants, the Peruvian booby and Peruvian pelican as well as other impressive varieties of sea bird species and Humboldt penguins nesting together in small groups. Feeling lucky? Watch the waters for dolphins.
Apart from the abundant marine and bird life found here, the Ballestas Islands are also very well known for the guano (seabird droppings) deposited on the island over thousands of years which creates a natural reserve of nitrogen-rich fertilizer over 50 meters deep in some areas. The guano came to be Peru's #1 export in the mid-19th century, however today, the extraction of guano has been regulated to every 10 years.
The return trip to Paracas is a quick, very windy, direct boat ride to the dock. You should have some time to take photos of the friendly pelicans that hang out on the shore line beside the dock, do some souvenir shopping or grab a snack before heading on to your next destination.
2-hour sightseeing boat ride
Food and drinks
Ballestas Islands entrance fee (13 Soles)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Make sure you bring adequate clothing to keep you protected from the cool ocean air, the sun and spray from the sea.
Bring a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at the birds and sea lions.
If you are prone to motion sickness, you should take medication about a half-hour before you board