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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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Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the...

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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Visit with a guide

There is a fee to visit this conservation park. The visit with the guide also includes the boardwalk area or you can pay less and just walk the boardwalk area but you do not get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a fee to visit this conservation park. The visit with the guide also includes the boardwalk area or you can pay less and just walk the boardwalk area but you do not get very close to the sea lions. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. It was lovely to get so close to the sea lions on the beach.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On seal bay, you have the opportunity to go on the beach where the seals are (at least with a tour guide, not sure whether you can do it on your own). While you have to respect a minimum distance, you get very close to the seals and sometimes they even "walk" towards you - in a quite amazing speed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was totally awestruck at my first sight of a mother seal with a suckling baby, right close to the path. Easily accessible walkway made this a unique and very touching experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you see this from a few vantage points as you can get close to the seals on the rocks sounds the seals make are unusual. The Surf around them is awesome.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the guided tour so we got very close to the very entertaining seals. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and the guide was informative. We had heaps of time to take photos but as the people in our group were interested just getting a photo it was probably just that little bit too long as the kids get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Seal Bay Reserve as part of the bus tour. The guide was friendly and full of information. He was just as excited as the tourists. We were within 5 to 10 metres of most of the seals. I would estimate approximately 100 seals on the beach at the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely awesome.The view from the top is breath taking as you make your way down the boardwalk towards the beach where the sea lions are. We got very close to quiet a few sea lions who were having a snooze in the sand dunes. We could see the people on the beach who paid double the price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the guided tour which brought us to within 10m of the seals on the beach. The seals were very active during our visit, much to everyone's delight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In advance, I apologize because this was back in January 2012. Anyway, we were so excited to come see seals in their natural habitat... we were also told we would get very close with them (as you see in the ads). Unfortunately, it was a REALLY hot day... at least they provided us with a spray bottle to cool all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was neat to walk down to the beach with a guide and be near the seals. The guide answered various questions from our group and was quite informative.

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