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Cruises visiting Islas Ballestas & all Islas Ballestas cruises for  2019

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The Islas Ballestas are a group of small islands in the Pacific Ocean, 8 km off shore from Peru. The islands are nicknamed “The Poor Man´s Galapagos”. The nearest mainland port is Paracas, 18 km distant. The islands are barren rocky formations and are an important sanctuary for the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins, fur seals and sea lions. Visitors usually take the two-hour boat trip from the resort town of Paracas. Some research stations are built on the islands. Many of the islands rise from the sea with steep vertical cliffs.

The islands are home to thousands of birds and mammals including penguins, sea lions, Inca terns, pelicans and dolphins. The islands are protected, meaning you cannot swim with the animals or walk on the islands themselves, but you can get very close to them on a boat tour. Sea lion breeding season is between January and March. If you are lucky enough to travel during this time of the year, you will see the beaches full of sea lion cubs and huge rival males defending their mating territories. Humpback Whales frequent these water between August and October as they move north for mating season.

Interestingly, 11 km to the SE of these islands one can discern on the mainland the giant geoglyph of El Candelabra. This well known prehistoric form of a candelabra or a trident, from around 200 BC, is cut 60 cm into the ground, and visible from 20 km away.

Cruises visiting Islas Ballestas in 2019

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Seabourn Quest cruises

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Seabourn Quest cruises Up to $100 OBC

$11,698

$532

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Seabourn Quest cruises

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Seabourn Quest cruises Up to $100 OBC

$24,498

$570

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