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Half Penny Boat Tours - Seal Watching trips

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Half Penny Boat Tours - Seal Watching trips
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Seal watching trips from Harwich to Hamford water. Daily but pre-booked due to tide. A thrilling 100 minute, 14 mile boat ride with seal watching and free binoculars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 The Quay | Half penny pier, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 1728 666329
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time on this trip. My son and I had the boat to ourselves. Weather was beautiful and a perfect winter’s day for it. Quite choppy exhilarating ride on the way out. Really peaceful once we reached the seals. Saw loads of them....More

Thank poppyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great boat seal watching trip. We went on a sunny November morning. Saw loads of seals. We hadn't appreciated how large the seal colony is. The skipper we friendly and informative. The trip is advertised as 11/2 hours but allow at least 2 hours if...More

Thank BeksK
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had a gorgeous afternoon, saw lots of seals and watched them playing, diving in and out of the water - great fun! Would highly recommend.

2  Thank jennysandum
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

My sister gave me a gift voucher for Christmas last year and today we took our trip. Although wet and cold we had a amazing time. Perfect length of time to see the seals and staff were friendly and informative. Will return next summer to...More

Thank JaneR1963
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Took 3 grandchildren aged between 5 and 13, and they all said they enjoyed it. The seals weren't out in large numbers but there were enough to make the trip worthwhile. The skipper and his crew member were helpful and friendly. The trip felt safe,...More

Thank ArtySuz
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely way to spend the afternoon. Really enjoyed this trip out of Harwich. As we approached the seals the engine was turned off and we slowly, quietly drifted by the seals and managed to stop right between two groups of seals. They were very relaxed...More

2  Thank K3064QBmelaniem
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A very uncomplicated booking procedure with a very relaxed enjoyable seal searching trip made all the better by our Scottish host the Skipper

1  Thank Gareth R
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a fantastic couple of hours on the seal watching trip in Harwich, excellent guide, giving us all the information we needed to enjoy our trip. Wonderful sunshine too! Highly recommend

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A great trip from Harwich to see the seals in Hamford Water. Plenty of room on board. It takes c45 minutes each way, plus 30 minutes watching the seals.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 30 August 2018

An amazing two hour trip to see lots of seals. It's a great experience for families with children and a calm boat ride makes the journey good.

Thank Misty R
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Julie P
4 April 2018|
Response from V0yager1 | Reviewed this property |
The trip is normally available for the majority of the year, it’s £20 for the first adult and £17 for others in the party. I would book online, it gives you all days & times, prices etc.
Marilyn P
12 January 2018|
Response from 347valerie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but well behaved ones ?? Max 12 people though. Ring them best bet.