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Half Penny Boat Tours - Seal Watching trips

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Seal watching trips from Harwich to Hamford water. Daily but pre-booked due to tide. A thrilling 100 minute, 14 mile boat ride with seal watching and free binoculars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 The Quay | Half penny pier, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 1728 666329
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All reviews great trip safety briefing hour trip nature reserve binoculars provided young pups recommend this trip natural environment great weather lovely sunny day great fun all ages value for money skipper wildlife mud shooting
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon trip from Harwich out to see the seals, having no idea how many we would see...we weren't disappointed. Although we never had any seals come up to the boat as the tide was low, there were plenty lounging in the sun...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 555mavis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travelled on Gloria from Harwich to Hamford backwaters to see the grey seal colony. They have a money back guarantee (free ticket if you don’t see a seal). No chance of that happening; very happily. The crew were very informative and knowledgeable about the seals,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Julie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great little find this was. It was very easy to book online, choose your date and time slot - you can also buy gift vouchers. The trip lasts approx 2 hours. The Skipper and Crew run through the safety briefing before you set...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Deb J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip, helpful skipper, and beautiful seals. Couldn’t ask for more, even the weather was good!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rosad858
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Very pleasant trip. Around half an hour each way to the seal grounds and about 40 mins spent looking at them. Binoculars were supplied, and the skipper was very knowledgeable and clearly had a great love for the seals. Great fun, even the teenager enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pipsnip
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

There were around 50 around the boat, spy hopping & daring each other to get closer. It was just wonderful, we also saw them jumping out of the water torpedo style which we’d never seen before. Definitely wrap up very warm & in full waterproofs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kate W
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Skipper was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable. Almost had a full boat but still loads of room to move about which was nice, as it enabled us to get the best views at all times. Loads of seals to see in this beautiful area. Good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dannygw76
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

What an incredible experience and value for money. A morning I'll never forget. Chris the skipper was friendly and informative. We saw seals in their natural environment. Hope to do this again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bonniebeard
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time on this trip. My son and I had the boat to ourselves. Weather was beautiful and a perfect winter’s day for it. Quite choppy exhilarating ride on the way out. Really peaceful once we reached the seals. Saw loads of them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank poppyc
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great boat seal watching trip. We went on a sunny November morning. Saw loads of seals. We hadn't appreciated how large the seal colony is. The skipper we friendly and informative. The trip is advertised as 11/2 hours but allow at least 2 hours if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie P
April 4, 2018|
Response from V0yager1 | Reviewed this property |
The trip is normally available for the majority of the year, it’s £20 for the first adult and £17 for others in the party. I would book online, it gives you all days & times, prices etc.
Marilyn P
January 11, 2018|
Response from 347valerie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but well behaved ones ?? Max 12 people though. Ring them best bet.