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 the selected time, 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.
The activity is subject to weather conditions. You may be notified of this on the day of the activity. In the event that the Ballestas Islands part of the activity can't be done on the same day, you'll be able to visit the Blancas Islands instead.
|Adults||Children from 2 to 12||Children under 2|
Children from 2 to 12US$ 15.50
Children under 2Free
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
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.
Tourist tax (S/ 16 (US$ 4.10) per person).
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.