Private Tour Ballestas Islands

$400.00 $350.00

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activity level: low
  • Group size: small
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Pick up from the Paracas Bus terminal or reception at Paracas Explorer office.
Transfer to the pier.
Ballestas Islands Tour. We will board our boat with 02 outboard motors that will take us to the wonderful Ballestas Islands, the most important wildlife sanctuary of the Peruvian coast, where you will observe sea lions, boobies, pelicans, penguins and other seabirds.
Return of the tour.
End of our services.


The Tour to the Ballestas Islands begins at the artisanal and tourist pier of El Chaco. We board our slider and observe in principle the type of boats that are used in the two main activities in the district of Paracas: tourism and fishing.

We sail along the bay of Paracas and see the largest peninsula we have in Peru. We then stop at a northern point of the Paracas peninsula to look at, photograph and film the Candelabro where the tour guide in summary will explain about the measurements, materials of the area and its possible origin. The navigation continues and after approximately 15 minutes from the Candelabro you reach the Ballestas Islands where a great biodiversity is found thanks to the Humboldt current and the phenomenon of outcropping in addition to other factors such as the sun and winds. Birdwatchers will find a lot of these such as seagulls, seagulls, pikemen, cormorants, pelicans, vultures and Humboldt penguins. You will also see crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs, seaweed and others.
Definitely the highlight of the Tour to the Ballestas Islands are the sea lions or sea lions who steal everyone's attention for the curious ness of their behavior (sleep, "pose for the cameras", or simply socialize and live without problems because they occupy the top of the food chain in the area without natural predators).

The return becomes relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze is a natural anti-stress.

Restrictions: The operator does not allow babies under 1 year old on the tour.
Holidays: On the following holidays the tour will end 30 minutes earlier.
Holy week
National Holidays


- The service may vary without prior notice due to weather conditions (port closure due to high tide, strong winds or rain) in which case the operator will provide the option of an alternative tour, always guaranteeing the traveler's safety.


in case of cancellation of the tour 48 hours prior to the date, a 10% administrative fee will apply. After that time, there is a 100% charge for no-shows or cancellations outside the established time.
DATE CHANGES: must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the tour date, and is valid for 1 year to reschedule the tour.



  • Spanish - English guide.
  • Personalized attention.
  • Life jacket.
  • Pick up from the Paracas bus terminal or hotel.

Does not include

  • Food.
  • Extras.
  • Tips.
  • Admission Tickets (Adults: S/16.00 - Children: S/8.00)


  • Windproof jacket.
  • Hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Binoculars.
  • Camera.
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