Sailing to the Palomino Islands
Our sailing excursion will take you to the Palomino Islands off the coat of Lima, home to a colony of about 8,000 sea lions. We’ll explore the islands, after which we’ll anchor the boat in a beautiful spot and enjoy traditional Peruvian ceviche, freshly prepared by our Captain! If you are looking to experience Lima in a completely different way than this sailing excursion is what you are looking for!
- Enjoy the breeze, the ocean and the opportunity to learn how to sail or share your sailing skills with our crew
- Try a delicious fresh ceviche on board
- Get amazed by nature’s show of thousands of sea lions in their natural habitat
Authentic sailing experience in Lima
In the morning, at around 9:00am, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive to the Harbour of Callao to board our private sailboat. After the Coast Guard’s authorization, we’ll raise the sails and head to the Palomino Islands. As we set off, we’ll pass near the “Camotal”, a small hill in the middle of the sea which is also one of the last remains after an earthquake and tidal wave flooded Callao in 1746 and left over 5,000 casualties. We’ll then circumnavigate the San Lorenzo Island, the largest island in Peru which also happens to be restricted by the Peruvian marine forces. Legend says that the island was once the home of famous pirates like Francis Drake. Then, we’ll see the remains of an old prison called el Fronton. We’ll continue sailing, enjoying the salty sea breeze in our faces until arriving to the “Palomino Islands”, a small group of islands just off the coast of Lima and home to a colony of about 8,000 sea lions. If we are lucky, we might also get to see Humboldt Penguins and a few other bird species.
On our way back to Callao, we will stop at a cosy and peaceful spot in the San Lorenzo Island to enjoy a good ceviche, some white wine or beer, and perhaps even a swim if it’s a sunny day! Back in mainland, we will drive back to your hotel, and should be arriving at approximately 6pm.