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Seal Bay Conservation Park

Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8553 4463
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Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Seal Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Seal Bay is the home to Australian Sea Lions, one of the few. Seals and Sea Lions had been the target of American sealers hunting these animals to render (boil) them for their oil. The product was used to fuel oil lamps. These groups were active along much of the southern coast of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania well before... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting Seal Bay. High quality, educational and well designed tourist attraction showing how Sea lions live and breed in the wild. We booked a tour which allowed us to walk on the beach and be educated by a knowledgeable Tour Guide. We were allowed to walk on the beach, close enough to the Sea Lions to watch their behaviour,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

They took us onto the beach so we can see the seals up close. Lots of info was told to the group, we had a small group which was lovely! Definately worth a visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We did the beach tour and got truly face-to-face with this awesome 'dogs' of the sea! I learnt so much about Australian Sea Lions and really enjoyed seeing them up close and in action! We saw everything from a day-old Sea Lion pup with his mum and 400kg Sea Lion bulls charging down the beach!

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Ballerup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to go here. We got here in 40 degrees heat. The staff and guides reminded us to drink water before the tour, and held that focus during the tour. When we got to the beach, all talk from the guides was with a respect the animals. Very impressive. I can only recommend this big experience to all;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Great views of the coast from the boardwalk but do yourself a favour and get closer with and small amount extra to go on the guided tour on the beach

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were able to see the seals up close and great opportunity for great photos. We watched them play and interact with one another. It was a cool day so they were up and around especially the youngsters. It was fun to watch the interaction so close.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We each paid 32$ for a 15 min walk along a beach where we were ushered along by the guide who spend most of the time trying to keep the tour group huddled up and as far away from the animals as possible. Very overpriced and not worth it at all, go to Flinders as many others have suggested you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Worth the ride to see the seals play, sleep and just hang in their natural habitat. If you can, catch them at dusk- truly amazing!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Having swam with these guys over 50x already it was nice to see them on land. the guides had great information and answered many of my questions after the main group left. a good way for people to see these amazing animals that have a decreasing population. get on it while you can folks!

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