Full day – Asia Island penguin and sea lion Kayak experience
If you love penguins, marine wild life and amazing landscapes – this kayak trip is the right choice for you. Asia Island is a so called guano island, being located 100 km south of Lima. Guano islands are unpopulated islands with huge bird colonies whose bird droppings have served for thousands of years as natural fertilizer for agriculture and are still harvested nowadays. Since December 2009 Asia Island is part of the new National Reserve Guano Islands – a result of nine years of lobbying from our associated conservation group Mundo Azul.
While paddling around Asia Island you will be able to observe the endangered Humboldt Penguin which has a breeding colony on the island and everyday we see between 30 and 100 penguins up-close. You can also enjoy a small sea lion colony (30-50 strong), as well as thousands of the famously beautiful and endemic Inca terns, Peruvian pelicans, Guanay cormorants, Peruvian boobies. Apart of that you will see a great number of other marine and shore birds like the endemic band-tailed gull, the endemic Peruvian sea side cynclodes or the blackish oystercatcher.
After leaving Lima by car we will reach the small town of Bujama after about 90 minutes drive. From here we will start our 13 miles roundtrip. After reaching the island we will have a short rest on the beach –time to stretch, eat and relax. Then we head arround the island and return to Bujama.
Come and experience the spectacular landscape of Asia Islands coastline: long unpopulated beaches and mighty cliffs with seabird colonies glued onto the steep walls. The waters around Asia Island are challenging enough for kayakers to come away with a sense of accomplishment yet plentiful enough to keep you exploring the vast array of wildlife that inhabit this area.
The tour includes:
- Hotel Pick-up
- Road transfer Lima-Bujama-Lima (total 200 km)
- Kayak and spray skirt
- Lunch box
- English, Spanish and German speaking kayak and naturalist guide
- Kayak/Safety lesson
Cost 2011: 507 Nuevos Soles per person (not including tax)
Minimum group size: 2
If book with a group larger than 3 people, or if you have your own transportation, we can make special offers.
No previous sea kayaking experience is required: We begin each of our sea kayak tours with a thorough safety/kayak lesson to familiarize you with your equipment and adequately prepare you for your adventure. The lesson includes paddling technique, sea kayaking safety, familiarization with our safety gear and providing other helpful and necessary skills for our kayak tour.
Our excellent knowledgeable and friendly naturalist kayak guides: We strongly believe that an outstanding guide can make the difference between a good trip and a fabulous kayak vacation. We choose our guides carefully. Our guides are skilled, friendly, and knowledgeable, they have a positive attitude and are passionate teachers but most importantly, they love what they do.
Small personal groups: Providing an excellent kayak trip involves a combination of many factors. One key aspect is the group size. A smaller group is safer on and off the water, allows for more interactions between the guide(s) and guests as well as gives our guests a chance to get to know each other. We adjust and modify each trip to the individual desires and interests of the group.
See our other kayak-programs:
Half day – Pucusana wildlife kayak tour
Two days – The complete wildlife experience
Three days – Paracas kayaking
Four days – coastal kayak adventure
Travel with biologist Stefan Austermühle, Executive Director of the Peruvian nature conservation group Mundo Azul and founder of Nature Expeditions. Stefan is deeply involved in marine conservation and biological research in Peru since 1998. He is an experienced professional diver, owns a captains license and loves sea kayaking. Over the last decade he has been working all along the Peruvian coast and also leeads a longterm bottlenose dolphin research program. To read more about his work click here.
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