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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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We chose to do the self guided boardwalk thinking we may be lucky and see a sea lion. Wow. We saw dozens and some within a few feet as they lay under the Boardwalk. It was a windy... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose to do the self guided boardwalk thinking we may be lucky and see a sea lion. Wow. We saw dozens and some within a few feet as they lay under the Boardwalk. It was a windy day so not many on the beach and they were all in the sand hills. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Taking a closer look at those seals playing around and lying on the beach is so much fun. However, they are seriously endangered now. Good for families or those who love wildlife and nature. Joining a guided tour is highly suggested since you can learn more stuff about seals and take a closer look at them. Seals are so cute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did like the place and we had a guy called Don as tourguide. He looks like "santa" and he is the best guide we had since traveling with kids ... The kids loved him and he was so informative!

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Thank Ahri M
Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the seal Bay conservation park to look for seal. However most seals were hibernated during the winter time. We did see a few seal walking out from the sea. I had a very informative trip from the guide, I could tell that she really an animal lover, take pride in her job and provided us the sufficient information... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great park, wrap up warm if going in winter. The board walk is a great way to experience the sea lion environment without disturbing their natural habitat. There is a fee but its well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a short haul but strongly recommendable. The island is a seal sanctuary, seals are everywhere. Although there's a distance limit about 50m you have perfect views of the seals. We sail with Romonza, a Mossel Bay harbor's charter, and we were lucky enough to see two Great White Sharks surrounding the cage diving boats, just beside the island. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend the guided tour, as they go into the seal's habitat, history etc. It is a very unique place to see the seals and our family loved it! Gift shop is nice as well and service was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came late in the afternoon and did the guided ranger tour. When you do this, you get to go down on the beach with the sea lions. You can get within about 10 metres which is pretty close for these large animals. We went in winter and were advised before we started that there were not many sea lions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of a signature experience with SOL, and despite the awefull weather, we loved it. We saw a few sea lions coming out of the water and playing in the surf. We also saw a couple making their way up the dunes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Viator centre and we're lucky enough to be just in time for the guided tour down to the beach. It was a fantastic experience to be on the beach and up close to the sea lions. The guide, Mary, was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend

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