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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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Very easy access to the beach

Loved this tour, we went down onto the beach and got close to lots of sea lions , watched them playing , swimming , and sleeping . Very good walkway, our guide Melissa from SOL... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour, we went down onto the beach and got close to lots of sea lions , watched them playing , swimming , and sleeping . Very good walkway, our guide Melissa from SOL was excellent and was very knowledgable plus always put our safety first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is well worth paying a little bit extra so you can be taken on a guided tour onto the beach and get as close as possible to the Sea Lions! The guide was fantastic and navigated us safely around the Mothers with their pups and the big lazy males. We were given plenty of opportunities to stop and watch... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Did both the boardwalk and the guided tour on separate days. The guided tour was fantastic, our guide Conrad was friendly and gave us great insight about the Australian Sea Lions. The Sea Lions were on the track and also on the beach. As part of the tour we were able to walk on the beach and get up reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Do not miss the chance to visit seal bay if you are in kangaroo island. You will enjoy a close up meeting with a colony of seals in their natural environment!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you haven't got close to a seal in your life, this is a good chance to do it. They are quite used to us, so they will behave normally in their environment, which could lead to some funny or cute acts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we all loved this experience of being so close to the seals our guide was a little bizarre though but certainly knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A fantastic experience getting so close to these entertaining animals in their natural surrounds. The visitors center and pathways are high quality and enable you get very close and see yiung pups suckling from thier mothers. A great adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited in July, and were so blessed to see many seals all around, as well as "challenge" between two male Sea Lions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We chose to go on our own down the boardwalk rather than the guided tour. The information displays were good and we got to within a few metres of several young pups. One was feeding from the mother, several were moving about and lots were sleeping within easy photographable distance. The staff were so helpful and very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited that amazing place in November last year. I did a guided tour and we spent about 1,5 hours on the beach with the sea lions. Never seen them so close to people. One of the best days during my trip through Australia!

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