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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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If you are in doubts if to go there, DO GO! We chose the guided tour option, and were not disappointed. They lead you to the colony of seals where you can literally touch them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in doubts if to go there, DO GO! We chose the guided tour option, and were not disappointed. They lead you to the colony of seals where you can literally touch them (well, you should not really - that is why they ask you to stay away and to observe only). Very very very positive experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The fur seals are great to see. We we visited it was during the mating season so there was plenty of activity. The guide Tanya was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We walked down onto the beach with a park ranger who gave us a very informative presentation, answering all our questions. Watching the sealions coming out of the water and making their way up the beach was incredible. For those that do not want to pay to go onto the beach with a ranger there is the opportunity to walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth the stop. We took the self guided tour on the walkways & got to be 10metres from the Sealions on the beach, & within 2 metres if some of the ones in the sand hills. They were quite active, with the babies playing about on the sand. It was a fair walk but all on ramps, suitable for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Seal Bay Conservation is a great place to..its a must if you come to Kangaroo Island...the Guides were fantastic...the views were absolutely fantastic..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places in the world where you can be on the beach with endangered Australian Sea Lions. We took the guided tour onto the beach and it is well worth the extra money. We went on the first tour of the day and they were quite active. Wandering along one of their lookout trails we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We got to get very close to groups of seals. A ranger guided tour is the way to go, for sure. We saw pups with their mums, watched seals come and go from the ocean, and even heard a mum calling her pup and it responding. Lots of great photos, pretty close up. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

On a cold and windy day, our little group ventured out onto the sand at Seal Bay. Great scenery, lots of seals dozing in the sun and keeping a close eye on all of these homo sapiens. Then out of the surf comes a very angry bull. As our guide backs us away, the female on the beach takes one... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Absolutely loved this. Paid the extra to go onto the beach with a guide to see the seals. One little cub came right up to us! Magnificent photo opportunities. Boardwalk still worth the fee. Love to think we are protecting these little guys. Had a magnificent 10mins watching seals chase each other and dive and jump in the water. Absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Ben our guide took us on a trip that even he said was a first. seal bay is a conservation area, but one that allows you to be so close to the seals, they almost touch you. one baby seal came so close our group had to back up. a must visit.

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