Climb aboard the 'SEAL SPOTTER' for a 1.5-hour wildlife watching cruise from Harwich to Hamford Water Nature Reserve in Essex.
- Harwich (Essex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This seal watching experience, in Essex, is a chance to spot some of the UK’s cutest marine wildlife. Take a 1.5-hour cruise through the Hamford Water Nature Reserve and get up close to its resident colony of curious seals!
Trips depart from Harwich and pass the port of Felixstowe on their way to the reserve. Aboard the aptly named ‘SEAL SPOTTER’, passengers will enjoy a bracing open water ride followed by a gentle cruise through the tidal creeks of Hamford Water. Here, both harbour and grey seals are regularly spotted resting on the mud banks. The local population has grown steadily since the 1980s, and you’ll have a great view from on deck. What’s more, all tours come with a ‘seal guarantee’ which means – in the unlikely event of no sightings – you’ll receive a voucher for another (free) trip!
Seal watching excursions are great fun for animal-lovers of all ages, and Experience Days vouchers make unique gifts for family and friends.
The seal watching experience runs between two to four trips per day with departure times of 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm.
This generally runs on the weekends but in the school holidays they run every day.
Four trips are most likely in the summer months.
Minimum Age is 17.
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 01:30
The experience will last 1.5 hours.
Participants: The Adults Seal Watching Experience in Essex is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
The Seal Watching Experience in Essex can take up to 12 people on board the boat.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from Half Penny
We advise that you take an extra layer in the summer and two extra layers along with a scarf and gloves in the winter.
This experience will take place in most weather conditions, however in the unlikely event of too much wind then the trip will be postponed until another day.