On arrivial to Paracas, someone will meet you at your bus (or transfer) and escort you to the small port for your boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.
The Ballestas Islands are often described as Peru’s answer to the Galapagos Islands and although they don’t quite match the splendour of their northern cousins, they are quite spectacular in their own right. The islands have been eroded to form countless natural caves and arches. In fact, this is where the islands’ name comes from - the word Ballesta means ‘bow’ (as in archery). There are colonies of seabirds numbering in their thousands, such as pelicans and penguins, and you will also see hundreds of sea lions.
Your boat tour to the Ballestas Islands will run for around 1 hour 50 minutes; keep an eye out for whales and dolphins! First you will see the Candelabro which is a huge ancient etching in the side of hill, and then you will visit the Ballestas Islands. No need for walking boots as you do not leave the boat during the tour.
Port Tax is not included in this tour, and you will be requested to pay S/. 14 Peruvian Soles at the marina before entering the boat.