A Navigation and Close-up Experience with South American Sea Lions

  • Experience the South American sea lions in their natural habitat, in this navigation experience

Get ready to embark on a scenic navigation tour, as you enjoy close-up views of the South American sea lion in its habitat; along with caves rich in maritime fauna fossils.

South American sea lions are quite huge, with males reaching an approximate 9 feet (3 meters) in length, weighing up to 770 pounds (350 kilos). The males are distinguished by a lion-like mane. They are very territorial, especially during breeding season, when they fiercely fight each other to defend their territory and their females. As we observe them you might even hear the roar of the males, as they attempt to mark their territory. This is a great opportunity to take out our camera and take some memorable photos.

We will spend approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes navigating and exploring, before returning to port.

Important: this tour is done on the same day as the Peninsula Valdes tour. This navigation experience may be cancelled if the winds are too strong. If the tour is cancelled, you’ll receive a full refund for the cost of the tour after your trip.

Important: please bear in mind that, even though sea lions are usually spotted from close-up on this tour, it can sometimes happen that they don’t show up close, or even at all.


Difficulty: none.


Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (done during the Peninsula Valdes tour).


Guide: no guide is needed for this sightseeing navigation but the boat company provides English speaking assistance.


Vehicle: the boat has capacity for up to 55 to 60 travelers.