Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Ballestas Islands Tour. Discover the “Galapagos of Peru,” home to an array of unique wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and diverse bird species. Cruise through the Pacific Ocean and witness the dramatic rock formations and natural arches that dot the coastline. Learn about the fascinating history and ecology of the Ballestas Islands from our knowledgeable guides. Book your Ballestas Islands Tour now and experience the thrill of this remarkable wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian coast.
Itinerary Ballestas Islands Tour
(8:00 am or 10:00 am)Meeting Point Office – Dock of El Chaco
We have two schedules: 8:00 am or 10:00 am for that you must tell us the time, to make the visit, and you must be 15 minutes before in the meeting office.
The Ballestas Islands Tour starts at the artisanal and tourist dock of El Chaco. We board our boat and observe in principle the type of boats that are used in the two main activities in the district of Paracas: Tourism and fishing.
Dock of El Chaco – Candelabro
We sail through the bay of Paracas and see the largest peninsula we have in Peru. We stop then at a northern point of the Paracas peninsula to look, photograph, and film the Candelabro where the tour guide will explain in brief the measurements, materials of the area, and its possible origin.
Candelabro – Ballestas Island
The navigation continues and after approximately 15 minutes from the Candelabro, you will reach the Ballestas Islands where you will find great biodiversity thanks to the Humboldt current and the upwelling phenomenon in addition to other factors such as sun and winds. Birdwatchers will find a large number of birds such as gulls, terns, boobies, cormorants, pelicans, vultures, and Humboldt penguins. You will also see crustaceans, echinoderms, mollusks, seaweeds, and others.
Definitely, the highlight of the Ballestas Islands Tour is the sea lions who steal the attention of everyone because of their curious behavior (they 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).
Ballestas Island – Dock of El Chaco
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.
March 29th, 30th and 31st