Ballestas Islands




3 hrs


Available all year

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On a boat tour, see remarkably diverse marine wildlife on fascinating rocky volcanic islands.
  • Explore the Ballestas Islands by boat

  • Enjoy great photo opportunities of exceptional wildlife in Peru

  • You’ll spot seals, sea lions and penguins as they often play around our boat

  • The Ballestas Islands’ wildlife is compared to that of the Galapagos

Wildlife up close

This cluster of small islands are nicknamed ‘the Peruvian Galapagos’, because of the abundant marine wildlife. You’ll see numerous seals, sea lions and Humboldt penguins and get close enough to capture stunning photos from the boat. Expect to admire seabirds like the Red-billed Inca Tern, the Peruvian Booby and the Peruvian Pelican in great numbers. This will be memorable, so bring that camera!

Practical information

  • Included: One bottle of water on the coach.

  • Walking information: No walking is involved. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English and German.

  • Remarks/requirements: The launches afford little protection from the sea, sun or wind; therefore, bring a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and wear low-heeled, rubber-soled walking shoes. Passengers are required to wear a life jacket (provided by the operator).