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“Unmissable for all animal lovers!”

Stanley Seal Cruises
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The boat travels around the stunning Nut on it's way out to a rock covered with seals lounging, swimming and playing! The seals showed off, followed the boat and were generally hilarious. So much fun, we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces! The skipper and deckhand were lovely guides and we spent a generous amount of time close to the seals. There's a cafe with home-made baked goods where you board the boat. We had such a great time! Highly recommended to all!

Thank Cameron W
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoyed a very pleasant cruise to see the seals. Friendly crew and lucky enough to have a bright sunny day. It is good to be able to see the seals in their natural habitat and not caged up in enclosures. The boat could have perhaps spent a few more minutes at the rock but on the whole the viewing their was excellent.

1  Thank Margaret L
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

They have two cruiises, advertised daily at 10am, & 3pm.
We went down there this morning at 10am,
to be told that there was no morning cruise,
as there was only the two of us,
but to come back at 2.45.
Which we did, only to be told again,
that there wouldn't be any cruise,
as there was only 4 people interest'ed in going.
The other couple left a couple of minutes before we did.
Without going on a cruise.
We were not told earlier, that this cruise relied on minimum numbers.
Very disappointing.

4  Thank John H
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The staff on board were very helpful and answered any questions as we cruised along. The captain took us very close to the main rock where the seals are and we saw 300+ seals sleeping, playing, swimming etc. The cruise went for a perfect amount of time - it went for about 70 minutes and there was more than enough time to capture photos as the rock is not too far away from the dock itself.
The only downside - the smell from the rock is quite intense, but we thought it all added to the experience!

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Did this cruise at 10am, after staying overnight in Stanley. The cruise meeting place is a really colourful building, as is the cruise boat, which fits about 20 people. The ride out to the rock island is about 20 minutes on fairly calm waters. An unexpectedly highlight is that it goes around the back of the Nut, so you get some amazing views/photos of it as well. Once you get close to the seal rock/island, be warned - it is incredibly smelly! It was kinda hilarious how bad it was, but apparently it is from all the bird crap on the island as there are tons of birds that live with the seals. The seals themselves are great! There is about 200-300 on the day we went and you get quite close, like less than 5 metres (not actually on the island, but sailing around it). The seals themselves are very active, barking at each other, rolling around, diving into the ocean and swimming around. Fantastic to see them in their natural habitat. The boat goes around the rock island many times at a slow pace and it felt like we were there for about half an hour. You can also admire the endless ocean views.

The staff were very nice. The captain was very friendly and offered people an opportunity to sail the boat even, showing them how it works and telling us about the area and the seals. You have to arrive 20 mins early to the cruise office, and we ran a bit late and they called us.

I would recommend this to people and families who have not done a seal cruise before.

1  Thank Fiona L
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