Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise

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Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Lima hotels in Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a morning boat ride out to the islands of Lima -- Palomino, Cabinzas and El Frontón. After a 30-minute boat ride, you'll arrive at the islands with your local guide and enjoy up-close looks at historic sites and local wildlife like birds and sea lions. This relaxing boat ride offers you an escape from the city and a chance to see the scenery and wildlife of the Pacific coast.

After pickup from your Lima hotel, you'll head to the port city of Callao where you’ll board your boat. As you depart Callao and make your way to Palomino Island, you'll see the historic Fort of Real Felipe. Named after King Felipe V of Spain, the fort was used as a defense against pirates. The 200,000-square-foot (18,580-sq-meter) fort is also where the Spanish fought their last battle for independence against the Peruvians. Next, you'll pass by the island of El Frontón, which previously served as a prison. A former president of Peru, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, was imprisoned on the island as a political prisoner. As you make your way towards Palomino Island you'll pass by the island of Cabinzas, home to many species of birds. As the boat travels by Palomino Island, you'll see native birds and sea lions up close (only a few feet away!) as you take in breathtaking views of the island before heading back to Callao.

What's included

  • Boat tour of islands of lima
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)