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Sightings guaranteed – or FREE trip!

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Private hire available please email customerservice@sealwatching.co.uk to arrange private hire trips.

Open all year round, usually weekends and school holidays.

Capacity April to October  1- 45 passengers.

Capacity November to March 1- 12 passengers.

There are currently around 250 seals in the Walton backwaters, a healthy breeding population which has risen from only 5 in 1986.

We take you through the backwaters to Oakley creek, known as Hamford Water Nature Reserve, where the seals enjoy resting on the mudbanks.

Dogs are only allowed on Private hire trips. Not on public trips.

In addition to seals, a variety of birds can be spotted including the Wigeon, Pintail, Ringed Plover, Curlew, Dunlincan, Sandpipers, Gannets and Arctic Skuas.

To avoid boarding the wrong boat such as the ferry which is also yellow, please look for the boat with the blue cover.

Accessibility: To get to the pontoon from the street level, there are 40 steps, with good grip plus another 3 steps to get into the boat. There are handrails the whole way and onto the boat.
Please email customerservice@sealwatching.co.uk if you have more questions about this.

Prices

SINGLE TICKET

Summer season (April to October)

Adults
26.40
Children (6 - 16 years)
20.90
Children (1 - 5 years)
15.40
Babies (under 1 year)
0

Winter season (Nov to March)

Adults/ Children
26.40

PRIVATE HIRE

All year round, book via customerservice@sealwatching.co.uk. In summer from £264

passanger
cost
trip
1-12
from 264
120 mins

Summer season, arranged via email only

13-15
330
120 mins
16-20
440
120 mins
21-25
550
120 mins
26-30
660
120 mins
31-40
770
120 mins
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Sightings guaranteed! – So far every single trip has seen lots of seals but if you don’t see seals close up you get a free trip!

What if it’s raining? – If the weather isn’t perfect we will still depart. The seals love rain, wind, sun, clouds and we love it too!

If it is windy you get wet from the sea splashing into the boat, sometimes a little and most times a lot. Please leave a dry change of clothes in the car.

Departing from Harwich this is a truly wonderful  120 minute trip. Our seal watching boats have on-board toilet facilities and safety equipment. Hand sanitizer provided.

We do not allow dogs on public trips. Only on private hire.