Ballestas Islands Tour
Activities in Paracas

Ballestas Islands Tour

8.30 / 10
20 reviews
Excellent excursion, very well explained and very pleasant to enjoy the views and the animals.
10 Lidia
  • English and Spanish
  • 3 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Humboldt penguins, sea lions and more incredible wildlife await you on the Ballestas Islands! Let yourself be enchanted by Peru's natural wonders on this tour from Paracas.

Ballestas Islands Tour

At 7:30 am, we'll pick you up from Paracas and take you to the local port, where we'll board a speedboat ready to discover the stunning coastal landscapes of the area.

Sailing along the coast of the Paracas Peninsula, we'll be able to see the enigmatic Paracas Candelabra, a pre-historic geoglyph carved into the hillside. Will we be able to decipher the significance of this mysterious shape?

We'll continue our cruise along the coast of the Ballestas Islands themselves. Here you'll be able to see the local wildlife, including sea lions, Humboldt penguins and numerous sea birds which nest in the highest points of the islands.

Along the route, we'll also learn fascinating facts about the wealth of wildlife that inhabit this extraordinary environment, such as why guano birds choose this archipelago to hatch and care for their chicks.

Our boat trip will come to an end back at the port in Paracas at 10 am, and from there we'll take you back to your hotel for around 10:30 am.

Hotel pick up

This excursion includes a pick up service from the main hotels in Paracas: Libertador Luxury, Hotel la Hacienda, Hotel San Agustin, Aranwa Paracas, Hotel Hilton, Gran Palma, Emancipador, Paracas Sunset, Mar Azul and Gamonal; it also includes pick up from the Bus Station.

Excursion from Ica and Huacachina

If you would prefer, you can also take this Ballestas Islands Tour from the Ica and Huacachina area.

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 2 years old.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Per Person
US$ 19
  • Per Person

    US$ 19

More Information


3 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by bus or minibus depending on group size.

Speed boat tour from Paracas port to the Ballestas Islands.

English speaking guide on board.

Not included

Tourist tax (S/ 16 (US$ 4.70) per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (7:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.


No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 19
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 25%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.