Full day: Pucusana ocean experience
To truly get away from it all, this tour is the right choice. Explore the coast of Pucusana with it’s amazing coastal cliffs and small hidden beaches. View sea lions, marine birds and sea stars along the rocky coastline. While on the water your knowledgeable and friendly naturalist kayak guide will educate you about the surrounding region and wildlife while helping you further improve your kayaking skills. Starting from Lima we will reach Pucusana port in just about 90 minutes drive. From there we explore the southern coastline in the morning and the northern coastline in the afternoon. At noontime you can take a break in the local fish restaurants or just simply relax on the beach.
South American sea lions will rest just a few meters away from you on the rocks or pop up aside your kayak. During our bird-feeding activity dozens of the famously beautiful and endemic Inca terns will hover over your kayak while catching their bits of fish in flight. The endemic band-tailed gull will land on your kayak to get her fish and the pelicans will come paddling up-close. You can observe all three Peruvian cormorant species, a number of other seagull species, the endemic Peruvian sea side cynclodes, the blackish oystercatcher and a number of other marine and shore-bird species – we listed more than 30 bird species in the port area. With a little bit of luck you will see one of the endangered Humboldt penguins, as well as the endangered Peruvian diving petrel. You may also encounter the local bottlenose dolphins passing by.
The waters around Pucusana 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
- Private transport Lima-Pucusana-Lima (total 140 km)
- Kayak and spray skirt
- Marine bird feeding activity
- English, Spanish, German speaking kayak and naturalist guide
- Safety /kayak lesson
- Kayaking time: approximately 2 x 3 hours
Cost 2011: 390 Nuevos Soles per person (not including tax)
Minimum group size: 2
If you book with a group larger than 3 people, or if you have your own transportation, we can make special offers.
Sea kayaking with Nature Expeditions in Peru
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.
Our kayaking tour is a special and memorable activity
that will surely be the highlight of your vacation!
See our other kayak programs:
- Half day – Lima skyline kayak tour
- Half day – Pucusana wildlife kayak tour
- Full day – Asia Island penguin and sea lion experience
- Two days – The complete wildlife experience
- Three days – Paracas kayaking
- Four days – coastal kayak adventure
- Five days – The complete coastal kayak experience
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.
Take part in nature exploration: Become an expedition member of Mundo Azul in Peru