A seal on a rock

Paracas - Ballestas Island

Explore one of Peru’s most beautiful natural attractions, the Ballestas Islands, often referred to as the Galapagos of Peru, the volcanic islands are home to an array of wildlife and dramatic scenery.

Included in your cruise
  • Cruise around the volcanic islands of Ballestas Islands, the Galapagos of Peru
  • Wildlife opportunity to see birds such as penguins and boobies, and sea mammals such as sea lions and seals
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    3 hrs

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking Code


This morning we explore one of this region’s most beautiful natural attractions, the Ballestas Islands. Often referred to as “Peru’s Galapagos,” the volcanic islands are home to an array of wildlife and dramatic scenery.  

From the ship, we are picked up by the motor-coach to el Chaco where we will take our tour boats. We keep our eyes peeled for the birds and sea mammals that call this area home as we cruise around the islands. On arrival at the islands the pace is slow and numerous fantastic photo opportunities present themselves as seals, sea lions and penguins circle the boat in great numbers, while boobies, frigate birds and pelicans fly above.  

This excursion offers an enjoyable wildlife interlude where close encounters are an everyday occurrence.

Practical information:

  • Wheelchair accessible: yes
  • Language: English

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