Ballestas Islands Tour

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  • Duration
    2 Hours
  • Level of activity
  • Group Size

The Tour to the Ballestas Islands starts at the artisan and tourist dock in El Chaco. We boarded our glider and observed in principle the type of boats used in the two main activities in the Paracas district: tourism and fishing.

We sail around the bay of Paracas and see the largest peninsula we have in Peru. We then stop at a northern point of the Paracas Peninsula to look, photograph and film the Candelabro where the tour guide will explain about the measurements, materials of the area and its possible origin. The navigation continues and after approximately 15 minutes from the Candelabro you reach the Ballestas Islands where you can find a great biodiversity thanks to the Humboldt current and the phenomenon of upwelling as well as other factors such as the sun and winds. Lovers of bird watching will find many of these such as: gulls, terns, boobies, cormorants, pelicans, vultures and Humboldt penguins. You will also see crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs, seaweed and others.
Definitely the highlight of the Ballestas Islands Tour are the sea lions or sea lions who steal everyone's attention because of their curious behavior (they sleep, "pose for the cameras", or simply socialize and live without problems because they occupy the top of the food chain in the area without natural predators).

The return becomes relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze is a natural anti-stress.

Restrictions: The operator does not allow babies under 1 year old on the tour.
Holidays: On the following holidays the tour will end 30 minutes earlier.
March 29, 30 and 31 (Easter)
April 1st.
July 27th and 28th

7:45 am or 9:45 amReception in the office or dock El Chaco.
8:00 am or 10:00 amDeparture in the glider towards the Ballestas Islands, where you will make a first stop in the geoglyph of El Candelabro and the guide will give you a brief explanation to then continue to the Ballestas Islands where you will be able to appreciate and learn a little about their fauna.
10:00 am or 12:00 pmReturn from the tour.
End of service.
What does it include?


  • Entry fees.
  • English/Spanish guide.

It does not include

  • Food.
  • Extras.


  • Bring a jacket.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
General Information

- 08:00 am
- 10:00 am

Ballestas Islands Tour

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