Whale watching in northern Peru

From: $39.00

Set sail to discover the impressive humpback whales that come to the tropical seas of northern Peru where they reproduce and give birth to their calves.

July 10 to October 31
Monday to Sunday: 6:35 am to 10:35 am

Price US$pp
Persons 5 years and older: $39
Not recommended for children under 5
nor the elderly.
Subject to confirmation.


More about this activity...

What will you do?

We will meet bright and early at 6:35am at the Órganos dock. Our guides will welcome and assist you in embarkation following biosecurity protocols. Once at sea, you will learn about marine fauna that, conditions permitting, you may see, including dolphins swimming and jumping meters away, as well as curious sea lions and turtles, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.

We will go in search of the huge humpback whales weighing 30 tons. There is a 99% chance of seeing them. Watching humpback whales can be emotionally overwhelming. It’s all very thrilling: their jumps, their tails, the games the calves play under mother’s watchful eye. They are one of nature’s wonders. To hear the fascinating song the whales sing, we will use a hydrophone that will record and broadcast their sounds live.

Meeting Point

4 hours

July 10 to October 31
Monday to Sunday: 6:35 am to 10:35 am


Schedule details

6:35 am meeting time
6:45 am boarding
7:00 – 9:30 am cruise onboard
9:30 – 9:45 am disembarkation and walk to the museum
9:50 – 10:35 am visit the museum

How to get there

Los Órganos Dock (Muelle de los Órganos)
Au. Panamericana Nte., 20840
Depending where you are staying, you could come by foot or taxi

What is included in the price


  • Marine biologist guides on board
  • Crew specialized in whale watching
  • Hydrophone to listen to whale songs
  • Guided visit to the Pacific Adventures Marine Museum

Does not include:

  • Transfer to the Órganos dock and transfer back to the hotel.
  • Breakfast but there is a cafeteria where you can have breakfast after the crossing.
  • Souvenirs at the museum store.



Language in which the experience is offered

Spanish and English

Things to consider


  • Insect repellent
  • A bottle of water
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Windbreaker
  • Sneakers

If you need breakfast, eat light
No luggage—only a backpack or purse with the things needed during the tour.
Important note: maximum waiting tolerance is 10 minutes. If the person does not show up before the 10 minute grace period expires, the boat will depart and there will be no rescheduling or refund.

Learn about host Sebastián and Belén

Sebastián is a marine biologist who is passionate about whales. Belén studied ecotourism.  They grew up in Lima but wanted a more natural environment so they moved to Piura, combined their interests and expertise, and founded Pacifico Adventures. The venture uses tourism to provide environmental education, and publicizes the rich marine fauna of Peru.  The income they generate finances their scientific research. Already published are 14 studies about whales!

Meet your host

Cancellation Policy

Up to 7 days prior