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Ballestas Islands



3 hrs
Available all year
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See remarkably diverse marine wildlife on fascinating rocky volcanic islands on this exciting boat tour.
  • Explore the breathtaking Ballestas Islands by boat 

  • Enjoy great photo opportunities of Peru’s incredible wildlife in the islands which are often compared the Galápagos 

  • We hope to spot seals, sea lions and penguins as they often play around our boat 

Wildlife up close

This cluster of small islands are nicknamed ‘the Peruvian Galápagos’, because of the abundant marine ife. You may see a wide variety of wildlife, including seals, sea lions and Humboldt Penguins and get close enough to capture stunning photos from the boat. We also hope to spot seabirds like the Red-billed Inca Tern, the Peruvian Booby and the Peruvian Pelican who live here in great numbers.  

This will be memorable, so bring that camera!  

Practical information

  • Included: One bottle of water on the coach.   

  • Remarks/requirements: Please wear a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and comfortable walking shoes. Passengers are required to wear a life jacket (provided by the operator). 

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves limited physical activity, most of the tour is operated by vehicle. Includes approx. 0.3 miles of walking.    

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language availability: English and German (subject to availability) 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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