Recent Searches
Clear

Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas

star-4.526 reviews
|
Badge of Excellence
|
Paracas, Peru
Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas

Select Date and Travellers

Number of travellers
0 travellers1 traveller2 travellers3 travellers4 travellers5 travellers6 travellers7 travellers8 travellers9 travellers10 travellers11 travellers12 travellers13 travellers14 travellers15 travellers
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Ballestas Islands in Paracas are an iconic Peruvian sight, but they can only be seen from a tour boat—unless you’re up for an 8-hour swim. Among the islands' usual inhabitants, which you may spot on this tour, are penguins, sea lions, and Peruvian boobies. Along the way, enjoy the view of the mysterious candelabra carved into the hillside, and perhaps offer your own theory as to its unknown origin. Speedboat transportation, pickup and drop-off from accommodations, and occasional bird guano included.
  • Paracas Peninsula and Ballestas Islands tour
  • Chance to spot wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Sail into natural caves (weather dependent)
  • Hats not included, but recommended to avoid bird droppings
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off included
Saved to wishlist!
Pickup and drop-off from hotel/house or bus station within Paracas
All activities
Life jacket
English and Spanish-speaking guide (for French, German and Dutch must be a minimum of 9 people)
Speedboat trip to Ballestas Islands
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hats
All Fees and Taxes

Hmm...we can’t seem to find this place. Please check the spelling, or choose another location.

We will pick you up from your hotel within Paracas or bus station. This tour is no for crusie ship passenger. In the months from January to March, it is very hot and it is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you travel by bus or by your own car contact us to coordinate the pick up by our Whatsapp +51 945 716 329
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
  • OPERATED BY LAS ADVENTURE
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas .

Traveller Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
26 reviews
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travellers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-3 of 26 reviews
star-5
Magical, breath taking, romantic, and expansive
Emily_B
, Mar. 2022
This tour was amazing! Definitely make sure to download WhatsApp if touring Peru. It makes conversing with your guides and restaurants very easy as everyone prolifically uses it here. Our guides coordinated with us through WhatsApp and made meeting at the pier easy and convenient. Additionally don’t be fooled by first impressions of Paracas, it may be a smaller less prominent town but the people truly care about their tourists. (Make sure to check out fuzion for their smoothies and sandwiches!!) This tour was hosted in both English and Spanish. The guide was a woman who was hilarious as well as informative about the history behind the area and it’s gorgeous tour locations. We truly enjoyed seeing the candelabra in person! It’s so massive!! It is only about fifteen minutes out to the candelabra, they stop for a few minutes, including turning the boat so everyone has a chance to see it clearly before moving on towards the Ballestas Islands. The islands are GORGEOUS!! Be aware, you certainly should wear sunblock and a hat with a tie to protect yourself from the sun and potential bird poops. 😂 The island was COVERED in sea lions, as we went in March during peak birthing/breeding season. We even saw penguins and sea lions swimming near our boat during our tour! There is definitely an aroma 😂 from all the bird poop, but it’s interesting to see how it’s intricately colored the islands. Additionally people live out here and scrap the poo by hand for agriculture uses in other countries. We then left the islands and jetted back to the pier. On our way back, we were even lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins! I would highly recommend this tour. The guides were great, the price even better, and the sights are life long memories of enchanting beauty. 🤗
star-5
Highly recommended
Lissy_D
, Mar. 2022
Our guide picked us up from the Hotel and drove us to the pier and helped us board the boat that took us to the Ballestas Island. The views are incredible and the boat lady guide was exceptional. It was a really nice experience.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-3
This worked out well because they...
Iya_B
, Apr. 2018
This worked out well because they pick you up, organize your tickets and drive you back, but honestly you could just book the boat on your own. And overall, I learned that you can actually see the penguins and sea lions right off the coast of Lima and actually swim in the water and it's not as crowded - I would have preferred that to this.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas
Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas

star-4.526

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD25.50

star-4.517

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD50.00

star-00

7 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD35.90

star-52

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD30.50

star-48

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD31.00

star-00

7 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD45.00

star-5105

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD45.00

star-00

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
USD30.50
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations