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Isla de Lobos

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Address: | Cabo Polonio, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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a great experience - if you choose the right day

after seeing some of the sea lions in the water near the fish market, we had no choice but to pay the 50$ pp for a trip to the island. we were lucky and got a boat right after and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

after seeing some of the sea lions in the water near the fish market, we had no choice but to pay the 50$ pp for a trip to the island. we were lucky and got a boat right after and departed at 2:30 pm in sunny, calm weather. the island itself was simply amazing, thousands of sea lions relaxing on... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

It's a nice boat ride from Punta del Este, took about an hour, but well worth it. There are hundreds of seals here. The boats can get quite close to them...too close if you have a sensitive nose. Fabulous seeing so many seals & sea lions together. Good views of the light house too

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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368 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were told it's the second largest group of sea lions. Fairly long boat ride, lots of tourist on boat seasick, we took a Calypso excursion, nice boat, good platform for trip, ticket had English and Spanish instructions, liked that, boat ride was ok , but of about 2 hour trip, most of the time was transit, you do not... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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518 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct species of Sea Lions

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

You will know you're getting close, the smell. There are so many sea lions and sea wolves in one place. It is amazing. Some are giving a show, most just lazing around.

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The trip to the Isla was too long and it was wery cold at the boat! The "lobos" were funny and noisy, but it was too cold to think about swimming with them. The trip was only in spanish and portugese, so we did not understand all what was happening either. If you just want to see the lobos (not... More 

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Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive, long and uncomfortable trip for only 10 minutes watching from long distance. No introduction, no comment

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Wegberg
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We went with Dimar Tours. The day before two cruise ships were not able to start tendering operation as the sea was quite rough. Waves around 1,5 metres. Dimar Tours was the only tour operator doing the tour under these conditions and we made it with 6 people – by sharing a boat (Tattoo V) for 400 US $. Nobody... More 

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ottawa
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We did a tour out to the island with one of the companies at the port (you'll have to go down a few steps to find the tour operators... It's not that obvious). We didn't have to reserve in advance. There are 2 main options, you can take a bigger boat, or you can take a small boat and then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a great trip and definately worth it. We booked through a tour operator who has a kiosk down on the decking near the harbour. The boat is lovely and the tour guides spoke great English and had some really interesting facts. Saw loads is sea wolfs and sea elephants. Was lots of fun and better than we even... More 

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