SEA LIONS ISLAND

“JAIME MET US , AND GREETED ME LIKE AN OLD FRIEND – BIG HUGS AND KISSES ON BOTH CHEEKS… WE HAVE BEEN EMAILING BACK AND FORTH SINCE LAST MARCH ABOUT ALL THESE TOURS, AND YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS GREETING SOMEONE I KNEW QUITE WELL, RATHER THAN MEETING HIM OF THE FIRST TIME!”

Isla de Lobos-  Sea Lions Island

Isla de Lobos is an intriguing island in Uruguay, located 5 miles off the coast of Punta del Este, a seaside city; because of its location, it makes a great shore excursion and fun way to spend time on land.

 

Why is this tiny island so intriguing? Because it is well-known for its large colonies of sea lions and South American fur seals. In fact, it is said that 15,000 sea lions and 250,000 specimens of South American fur seals reside on the island. Isla de Lobos features the largest sea lion colony in the western hemisphere, making it an official nature reserve.

You wouldn’t miss a chance to swim with sea lions and seals; the waters are calm and clear as the sky. If you have doubts about swimming with sea creatures or scares, it is perfectly safe to swim with them and many of travelers are coming here just to have the opportunity to swim beside a sea lion or seal; they are friendly- they would swim right to you and then do a jump or two to amuse you. Be sure to bring your camera with you and make some amazing photos for a lifetime memory. Our tour guide will tell you a word or two about this island and animals inhabiting it. The island has two ‘pools’ where newborn sea lions and seals learn to swim

Isla de Lobos is where you’ll find the tallest lighthouse in South America, and the third tallest in the world. Built in 1858, it is 194-feet high and has an intense beam of light that shines every five seconds. Climbing the lighthouse, there is a wonderful panoramic view of the island and Punta del Este. Nowadays, the Lighthouse uses solar energy to light the way. Finally, we return to Punta del Este Port.

This excursion is a great travel option if you are traveling with kids, as they will enjoy seeing sea lions and seals in person relaxing on the stone and jumping in and out of the water.

Loved Isla de Lobos? Consider prolonging your tour with a visit to Montevideo or if you want to take any other South America tour, feel free to contact us.

 

 

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