Our sailing excursion, will take you to the Palomino Islands, home of a colony of about 8,000 sea lions. We´ll visit the Islands and afterwards our boat will anchor in a beautiful spot where our captain will prepare a ceviche on board! If you are looking to experience Lima in a completely different way then this sailing excursion is what you are looking for!
In the morning, we´ll pick you up from your hotel and drive to the Callao Harbour to board our private sailboat. After having the authorization of the Coast Guard we´ll raise the sails and head to the Palomino Islands. As we set off we’ll pass near the “Camotal”, one of the last remains that can be seen after the earthquake and tidal wave of 1746 where more than 5000 people past over. We´ll then circumnavigate the San Lorenzo Island, the largest island of Peru and a restricted area by the Peruvian marine, which was once home for famous pirates like Francis Drake. We´ll also see the remains of the old prison called el Fronton. We´ll continue sailing enjoying the breeze in our faces until arriving to the “Palomino Islands”, a small group of islands just of the coast of Lima and home to a colony of about 8,000 sea lions, if we are lucky we will also get to see some Humboldt Penguins and a few other bird species. When returning to Callao, we will stop at a nice tranquil spot in the San Lorenzo Island to enjoy a good ceviche, some white wine, and maybe a swim if we have a sunny day! Back in mainland, we will drive back to your hotel in Miraflores.
- It won’t be allowed to swim with the Sea Lions (Swimming will be allowed on another area).
- If you are not used to sailing it is quite possible you feel seasick at some point of the journey (ask your physician about this, maybe they can proscribe some nausea pills just in case).
- We recommend taking trainers with a good grip (preferably rubber), a light jacket for the wind and swimming trunks just I case you want to swim (you won’t get wet unless you want to).
Meals: Lunch (Ceviche on board) + White wine and snacks
Duration: Full day (10:00 to 18:00)
Transportation in private vehicle (Miraflores - Callao Harbour - Miraflores)
Private sailboat (Hunter 38 feets)