Visit to Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands


The Ballestas Islands (Spanish: Islas Ballestas) are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru.

Composed largely of rock formations and covering an estimated area of 0.12 km², these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the Peruvian Booby (gray footed Booby) and Inca Terns. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals.

Quite interesting tour, around the islands. Trips are exclusively done in the morning or early afternoon, before the wind usually picks up  speed and increases the odds of capsizing. It’s hard to maneuver the boats under choppy conditions.

Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 13°44′09″S 76°23′47″W

Coordinates: 13°44′09″S 76°23′47″W

Major islands Ballesta Norte, Ballesta Centro, Ballesta Sur

Administration

         Peru

Region   Ica

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