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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8553 4463
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Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in...

Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the world. Fees are invested into ongoing research and conservation efforts and through these efforts we hope to preserve the natural habitat of a wild Australian sea lion colony for generations to come. Our tours are designed to suit a wide variety of visitors - you can stay all day if you want to! There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where our experienced guides will teach you more about these endangered animals. Visitors given a unique insight into how these endangered animals fish, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory.If you prefer, you can set your own pace on the wheelchair accessible 300 metre boardwalk which meanders through the dunes to a number of viewing platforms.

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Wonderful visit with the seals.

Seal Bay is a wonderful place for viewing the seals. They are spread all over the beach and it is fun to watch the young ones play. We were on a private tour, if you go to Seal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seal Bay is a wonderful place for viewing the seals. They are spread all over the beach and it is fun to watch the young ones play. We were on a private tour, if you go to Seal Bay on your own, be sure to take one of their guided tours to hear all the details on seal life.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky enough to see some smaller ones playing and it was a really magical experience. The visitor centre has plenty of information too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great infrastructure. Being able to walk so close to the sea lions was great. The guide even knew some of the sea lions by name ( actually number) This place was easy to get to, environmentally friendly and something I have not seen elsewhere.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small groups of people are taken down a boardwalk to stand on the beach within a few metres of many sea lions. Most of which were sleeping or feeding young. Occasional fight between males. Some swam out to sea and surfed back inshore. Were led by a very knowledgable guide.m

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get so close to big sea lions bull or seal with their baby in a very well protected park with a limitation on the number of visitors which is an important fact

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit dear, especially if you want to go onto the beach. The seals are wonderful though and well worth the visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do the on the beach tour with guide. Lots of interesting information was told by the guide while we were down on the beach with the sea lions. Absolutely wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. We did both the guided tour and the boardwalk. The Ranger that led our tour was great. She shared a lot of information about the sea lions. We enjoyed getting so close to them. The boardwalk was good, too, but you don't see them as well. I was surprised that there is a whale... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided not to pay the full price for a tour which gets you down on the beach close to the seals. It cost us around $40 for the family just to walk down the boardwalk to see the seals, but the kids loved it and there happened to be a big seal up close so we didn't really mind.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park is carefully managed so that the seals are not overwhelmed by humans. You can get down to the water to see them from about 20 to 40 feet away. If is a bit of a hike down and back to the beach, but well worth visiting with your guide to learn more about the habits of the seals... More 

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