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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Visiting in November the place was almost empty so we saw all the animals being fed which was nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
island_affair
via mobile
Brilliant, but disappointing cafe!

The actual seal Sanctuary was brilliant and informative and very interesting. However, when we went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mollieannej
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Helston, United Kingdom
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All reviews steep hill sea lions heart warming entrance fee fantastic job keep up the good work few hours lovely place couple of hours woodland walk helford river car park hard work enjoyable visit value for money great afternoon discount voucher
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the chance to visit on a recent trip to Cornwall. So pleased we did as I’d never seen seals, sea lions and penguins up close before. The otters however had the right idea of stopping inside in the warm avoiding December weather!! We had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Last visited here over 40 years ago. How it has changed with several pools now and many seals, some who cannot ever be released back into the wild and some that were injured and will be released back when they have recovered. We also really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting in November the place was almost empty so we saw all the animals being fed which was nice. Didn’t need any longer than an hour really to walk round the whole place.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank island_affair
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our sanctuary following your visit. From visitor feedback an average visit to us is 2-3 hours. We have 3 talks throughout the day during our winter season: 11.30am residents tour and feed, 1.45pm rehabilitation tour and feed and 3.30pm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The actual seal Sanctuary was brilliant and informative and very interesting. However, when we went to the cafe, they had little option and the food was very standard. And we were disgusted as we witnessed one of the lads working there mop the floor and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mollieannej
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'd like to assure you that this is definitely not the usual practice in our cafe and we'd like to investigate. Are you able to email slcgweek@sealifetrust.com with the date of your visit, the time you visited the cafe and the names/descriptions of the lads...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing visit, I did not expect to enjoy it so much. I went with my partner whilst we were on holiday. It was so interesting to see and visit and we was mesmerised by the sea lions. They are so incredible to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachelking_22
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments following your visit to our sanctuary. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for recommending us and advising people to donate to us. We genuinely appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We finally got around to visiting the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, despite knowing about it for a few years. After now visiting it is a really important place to see when you visit Cornwall, the work that they do is a vital part of helping the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Ray is one of our favourite seals and yes, he does have his own Facebook page! Look forward to seeing you again now you know what we do and enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Went for the second year running. As a honeymoon treat we booked breakfast with the seals and had a private tour before feeding the sealions and then having a large continental breakfast ourselves. We stayed for another couple of hours watching the otter, penguin and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam3314
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased you chose us for a honeymoon treat and that you enjoyed the Breakfast With The Seals experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 9 November 2018

We visit the park at least once a year. We try to visit at least once during the pupping season so as to see the young seals at various stages of their rehabilitation. The staff give informative talks and are very approachable if you have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 788PaulD7
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased you are repeat visitors and enjoy the talks and feed times.

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday what a fabulous place it’s a must for every one they are doing a fabulous job and need all our support. There is plenty things to see and is set in a lovely place.Please keep up the fabulous work. Thank you for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barrieholbrook
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased you think we're doing a fabulous job and enjoyed our spectacular 42 acre site.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Not only an amazing attraction but the work done here to rescue sea animals is outstanding. We could have watched the seals all day. Lovely location and the way it is is laid out enables you to see the animals having fun up close. Please...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracy D
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased you enjoyed being able to see the animals up close and enjoyed our 42 acre site.

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Response from sean c | Reviewed this property |
no sorry we did not go to this trip
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Kibashira
6 April 2018|
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Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hello, we currently do not have any plastic straws on site. We did have some biodegradeable straws in recent months but now only have paper. We also have no plastic bottles, single use cups or plastic bags.We are also... More
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