Sailing: An Alternative Lima Adventure

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There’s nothing like sailing the Pacific seas…

Several weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to go sailing in Lima near the San Lorenzo Island, just off the port of Callao in Lima.  With Owners Rafael and Renzo taking care of all of  the guests, our sailing tour aboard the sailboat “Thaya” was a leisurely and relaxing experience.

Unlike other boating trips offered to the Islands, the destination is not the highlight of this trip; rather, the act of sailing through the peaceful waters, taking in the sights of the Islands and the coastline, the cool and calming oceanic breeze, and the tasty assortment of on-board snacks and beverages amongst the company of family or friends is what makes this chartered sailing trip a worthwhile venture.

The crew emphasized just how laid-back and flexible their four-hour sailing tour can be.  If you prefer to catch some early-morning rays or to cast a line, the crew will gladly depart in the morning or provide all the necessary fishing equipment.  Need a healthy dose of midday heat to counterbalance your cool glass of wine and the ocean breeze? Trips can leave around midday, taking advantage of the warmth of the sun. The boat is also equipped with a dingy to escort you to the beach and the little walking trails on San Lorenzo Island.  Perhaps one of my favorite options, however, would be to wrap up in a warm blanket and head out right before sunset to watch the brilliant colors dance off the reflective waters until silently disappearing over the horizon.

Although my trip took place during Lima’s winter months when the ocean wind has a little bite and the sun takes to hiding behind the clouds more often than not, I had a pleasant and relaxing experience and left with the notion that this easygoing sailing tour would make for a brilliant way to spend a summer day here in Lima.

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