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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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Description: 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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Unique experience with sea lions

We had awesome time at Seal Bay. We went for a guided tour and although it was relativity expensive at $32 per adult, it was well worth it. We were lucky to be there during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had awesome time at Seal Bay. We went for a guided tour and although it was relativity expensive at $32 per adult, it was well worth it. We were lucky to be there during mating season, which summer time and watch bull fighting, mating rituals and baby sea lions suckling on their mothers. The guided tour gives you opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you are on Kangaroo Island, you can't miss Seal Bay. There are heaps of sea lions to see and plenty of action. The guides are very knowledgeable and the facilities are great. Well worth the extra money for a guided tour as you get to go down onto the beach for excellent photo opportunities.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A chilly time was spent here but the seals were still everywhere on the sand. I would have liked to have got a tiny bit closer for photos. They were good to see....but even more awesome when you see them unexpectedly....which can happen on the island

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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We loved the tour and was able to get quite close to the seals but was very expensive for what it was.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were so fortunate to visit during mating season when the bull seals were begin aggressive towards each other. What a sight. And, you get to go right down on the beach with them - at a safe distance with a guide. You can only go down with a guide. We loved this site - do not miss it if... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is great fun. I highly recommend taking the guided tour, as this will bring you close to the animals. I think that being on the boardwalk may be a bit too far away. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

a must do if you are on ki - pay the extra and have a guide walk and talk on the beach and view these magnificent creatures up close. cheaper self guide board walk is an option - easy walk but you miss the close up and the information from the experts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We loved Seal bay. Our family paid the extra for the trip to the beach to see the seals up close and personal - and we weren't disappointed. They were fantastic - very active, even though it was late morning, and very close. Our guide was so excited by what she was seeing - that we were pumped as well!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We really enjoyed seeing the seals especially since it was mating season when we were there and we were able to see a few little baby seals! It's very windy and cold so wear a jacket.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Way overpriced for what u can actually see. Very disappointed.we may of seen seals in the distance but the price charged way too dear

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