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Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles

Come to St Martin's and join a fabulous, award winning, 3-hour wildlife experience: snorkel with seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment!

Highlights · Scilly Seal Snorkelling wirth seals

Scilly Seal Snorkelling wirth seals
  • Watch seals in a respectful way in their natural environment, and let them approach you and even play with your fins!
  • Enjoy a RIB ride and discover the local wildlife of St. Martin's.
  • Improve your snorkelling skills and experience using a thick wetsuit for cold waters.

Catch a glimpse

Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles

What to expect?

Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles

Seal snorkelling trips are run from Higher Town, St Martin’s and last approximately three hours. You will approach a seal colony on board a RIB (less than 10 minutes trip) and once there, and only after your Guide has examined the seal colony and gives the OK, you will jump into the water to observe these amazing creatures. You will not be allowed to actively approach the colony, but if you stay quiet and still, curious young animals will most probably approach you.

Watching the seals swim gracefully and effortlessly in their natural environment is a fabulous wildlife experience – they may even come close enough to nibble at your fins!

In 2017, we were delighted to be presented with a Silver Award in the Activity and Sporting Experience of the Cornwall Tourism Awards.

Price and optionals

Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles
  •   From: € 45.00 per person

Important info

Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles
  •   Duration: Under 4h
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum booking (nº of participants): 2
  •   Maximum booking (nº of participants): 10

Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are provided in the activity; all you need to bring is a swimming costume and a towel.

No experience of snorkelling is required; however, you must be confident to swim in open water. There will be a diving instructor present to guide and assist you at all times.

The minimum age for children snorkelling is eight, although children as young as six can come out to watch from the boat. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

If you are not based in St- Martin's, we can arrange to pick you up with the RIB at your island at an extra cost.

We have been running snorkelling with seals trips for over 20 years, and are accredited WiSe (Wildlife Scheme) operators.

Location

Snorkelling with seals in the Scilly Isles

Reviews

Total Reviews: 1 Votes (10/10)
Unregistered
Unregistered user (14/08/2019)

We were picked up by Lewis from St Mary’s in the morning on the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) which in itself was a fabulous adventure. Arrived on St Martins a little wind blown but very excited. There were 4 of us in our party 2 swimming with seals and 2 observing, we met up with another couple who were swimming with seals at the island. Back on the RIB and Anna and Lewis pointed out some lovely interesting sights before navigating to an area where they “thought” the seals might be. They were so right! You are completely at the mercy of the animals. They are not bribed with food or anything else. If they want to come, they come, if they don’t, hard luck. We were so lucky, the weather was amazing, the sea was calm, and the seals were playful. The swimmers had the most amazing experience interacting with these amazing animals. I can’t recommend this trip enough. One of our party was a little overwhelmed with wearing the heavy wet suit, but both Anna and Lewis were very patient and helped her to get the best out of the experience. This was a day none of us will ever forget!

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Member of Wildsea Europe since 13/12/2018
Scilly Seal Snorkelling
We offer the award winning wildlife experience of snorkelling with seals.
Scilly Seal Snorkelling
Dive School Higher Town TR25 0QL
St Martins IOS Cornwall (UK)

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Travellers reviews1 review(s)

Unregistered
Unregistered user (14/08/2019)

We were picked up by Lewis from St Mary’s in the morning on the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) which in itself was a fabulous adventure. Arrived on St Martins a little wind blown but very excited. There were 4 of us in our party 2 swimming with seals and 2 observing, we met up with another couple who were swimming with seals at the island. Back on the RIB and Anna and Lewis pointed out some lovely interesting sights before navigating to an area where they “thought” the seals might be. They were so right! You are completely at the mercy of the animals. They are not bribed with food or anything else. If they want to come, they come, if they don’t, hard luck. We were so lucky, the weather was amazing, the sea was calm, and the seals were playful. The swimmers had the most amazing experience interacting with these amazing animals. I can’t recommend this trip enough. One of our party was a little overwhelmed with wearing the heavy wet suit, but both Anna and Lewis were very patient and helped her to get the best out of the experience. This was a day none of us will ever forget!

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