Ballestas Islands the tour par excellence in Paracas
Ballestas Islands, often called “Galápagos Peruana”, is the perfect place where experienced travelers can enjoy wildlife. Here on these rocky islets, about 90 minutes from the coast there are colonies of Humboldt penguins that are in danger of extinction. Likewise, the Ballestas Islands are the refuge of two varieties of sea lions (fur seals and wolves) and other mammals.
It is also of special interest when you are near these islands, to hear the cries of the wolf packs. It gives the impression of being surrounded by these animals practically almost 360 degrees. The auditory spectacle is especially unique and unparalleled. These sea lions are harmless.
These islands can be accessed from the Paracas spa, near Pisco, making a circuit that takes place in boats, which allows to appreciate these species in their environment safely. The complete circuit lasts two hours approximately and starts at 7:30 h. Sailing to the Ballestas Islands, on the way you can see El Candelabro which is a large geoglyph that serves as a beacon for sailors. This geoglyph is related to the lines and geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana.
The tours to the Ballestas Islands leave at different times, please contact us so we can take care of making your reservations according to the weather predictions therefore we will do the programming to leave from Turicentro from 8 am (to take the boat that leaves at 10 o’clock) or wait for the arrival of the boats.
We can do combo tours in which you can include the different activities we have, so a classic could be leaving the town in ATV or Go-Kart ATVs to get to the hill to fly Paragliding and then continue touring the Reservation.
Contribute to ecology:
We work in Paracas legally and under contract of rights and services with the * RNP.
We navigate only in permitted areas according to impact studies carried out
With each tour we deliver a payment destined to conservation.
Time: The tour takes place from 8 to 10 am,
Transfer: pick up the pax 10 minutes before the hotel.
Conditions: Every day except anomalous swell conditions.
Services: The guides speak English and Spanish.
Prices: S / .16.00
Recommendations: hat or hat, sun cream, jacket for the wind.