Blakeney Seal Trips
One of the unique treats of North Norfolk is the seal colonies. Blakeney Seal Trips are very popular and rightly so. The Seals live just off the coast on sandbanks in the Wash and on Blakeney Point. Blakeney Point is undoubtedly one of the best places to see them close up. There are trips that leave Blakeney Quay and Morston.
Several companies offer boat trips to watch the seals, see a list below. Basking in the sun or swimming in the sea they have established a large colony. Being on a boat to observe them allows plenty of time to watch or photograph them in their natural habitat. The boat trip companies have been working many years and are often used as a reference resource. Fishermen and pleasure craft owners alike trust their knowledge of likely weather and tide timings for the area. The boatsmen are unparalleled in their local knowledge.
It is understandable that timings of the trips are changeable with the tides. As the weather can change don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing. Wet weather and warm clothing are required it can be a bit windy around Blakeney Point!
These trips aren’t just for the summer visitors. The boats operate into the winter months as this is the time the Grey seal’s pup. Many out of peak season trips are best, fewer numbers often provide an improved experience.
As well as watching the seals it is sometimes possible to be briefly dropped off on Blakeney Point as it is a nature reserve owned by the National Trust. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture the incredible views and sights on offer whichever trip you take.
Blakeney Seal Trips, service providers are listed here.
Temples Boats Seal Trips
Beans Boats Seal trips
The Seals can also be viewed on trips from Hunstanton and other locations across the Norfolk coastline, see brief information on Hunstanton below.
Daily trips during the summer are also available from Hunstanton on the “Wash Monsters”. Sail out into The Wash and watch the seal in their natural environment. As they often hunt at night, a large number of seals spend their days on the sandbanks snoozing. The Common seal’s pup between May and July and are easy to spot with their distinctive colouring. Whilst they are wild and in their own environment, the seals are used to visitors and can be playful and fun to watch.
Hunstanton also offers a unique opportunity to view the striped cliffs and sandbanks. As the “Wash Monsters” are amphibious vehicles, they can travel on land as well as sea and one of the tours on offer allows you to walk down onto a sandbank for a closer look at the unique environment. Learn more about the local history and legends of The Wash.
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Hunstanton Seal Viewing Trips
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