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“We had a great time!”

Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Gweek
Certificate of Excellence
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“We had a great time!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited and thought it was great! I think the negative reviews are by people who have not listened to the talks given by the knowledgable staff. Alex gave great talks by the rock pool area and in the seal hospital which gave us a real insight into the sanctuary and their work.The feeding time in the seal area really showed us the different personalities of the seals. I could have watched them all day.We will be back in a few months time when we can see some pups. We ate from the cafe and food was good. Look out for vouchers on the back of car park tickets to save money. Please don't let the negative comments on here put you off going to this lovely place.

Visited September 2013
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Marketing at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your review. We aim to please everyone like yourself and we are very proud to have Alex as a team member here. We welcome you back in a few months and hope you enjoy the next visit as you did the last.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Very enjoyable visit”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the staff were friendly and informative and they do a wonderful job with the seals/penguins/otters. It was well worth the entrance fee, especially as you can return as many times as you like within the week. The café was good too,,and reasonably priced which was a pleasant surprise>

Visited August 2013
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Marketing at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your recent review, we're glad you had a wonderful day and happy you took advantage of our return policy! Hopefully see you at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the Winter when the seal pups need rescuing.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Nice, but a bit expensive”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice place and appreciate that they are doing a wonderful thing saving the seals. But i feel that the admission ticket price is a bit on the expensive side for what you get for your money.

Staff are great and very helpful and friendly, which adds to the experience.

Not really much to do there.

Visit if you have time on your hands and better if the weathers good as there will be outside walking from one attraction to another.

Nice from an animal welfare pont of view so full marks for that.

Visited August 2013
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Marketing at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. While we monitor our prices and know that all funds do go directly to the rehabilitation, we pass on all feelings about this to the powers that be.

We are glad you had fun in the sun and yes it is a beautiful place to walk around and take in the scenery, however it is also a brilliant day out when it's wet. Reason being, our animals love the wet weather; they are really in their element.

We hope to see you again at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
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London, United Kingdom
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“So lovely!!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I love Seals, so this was a favourite of mine! You could pay once and go as many times as you liked in a week. W were staying quite far away so only went the once. But great idea if you are staying close and have kiddies. The land train was a great idea as the cardiac hill would've done me in being 7 months pregnant!
The seals were so lovely, and a lot of different ones to see.
Pengiuns were lovely, the otters - hmmm they were hiding ha ha!
would recommend this place.

Visited August 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visted as a family of 3 adults & 1 child aged 7. Had a lovely day out. Fun pirate things going on that day which my daughter really enjoyed. Good to know you can return again within 7 days free. All the staff where really helpful & spent time with the children. Special mention must be made to Megan who was serving in the cafe that day, she was like a burst of sunshine wishing everyone well & asking if they were having a good day, she really needs commending for her fantastic attitude.
Thanks for a great day, we will return when holidaying in Cornwall again;-)

Visited August 2013
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