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“5 star rated, excellent experience!”

Scilly Seal Snorkelling
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We offer the amazing, award wining, experience of snorkelling with seals from St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly. Seeing these beautiful creatures swimming gracefully below you is a wildlife experience not to be missed! We provide all your equipment and you don't even have to have snorkelled before, we will assist and guide you. Our minimum age is 8 and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. We offer a discount on groups of four or more snorkellers.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This was amazing. Picked up by waiting RIB (all on time), given clear instructions at all times by friendly guides and the most amazing experience. All equipment was excellent and certainly kept you warm in the water. Swimming among seals and watching them under water is incredible.

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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Dear Liizier17, thank you for taking the time to give us a review, so glad you enjoyed your trip so much. You're right seeing seals underwater is incredible. Best wishes Anna

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you go to the Scillies this is a must!!

Its a really wonderfull experience too swim with the wild seals!!

Anna is really helpful and will answer all off your question about the seals and

there are amazing....

The worst part is getting in too your wetsuit but I would do it every time with pleassure
for this experience. The wetsuit is quite tight but really necesary cause the water is not so warm... and thats is also the only thing that remains you your still in England cause for the rest is Paradise.

After 5 min. on the boat we are allowed in too the water and Anna tells us not too chase the seals... they will come too us if they like us!! In a few moments the seals are already swimming in between us and watching them swim so close too you is really amazing...

They start to nibble on your vins and really seem to enjoy them selfs. I couldnt get enough of them... It was so peaceful under water....

After the swim Anna welcomes us with hot drinks and chocolates!!

In one word Amazing...

Thank you Anna and the seals offcourse for this magical experience

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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi Rebecca1908 thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. You're right about the wetsuits, they need to be tight fitting as you'd get water flushing through a loose fitting suit and then you'd get cold quicker. We aim to do our best to keep you as warm as possible which is why there's a hot drink waiting for you after the session but there's no escaping the fact that you're swimming in the Atlantic! Thank you for letting me have copies of the fabulous photographs your husband took, they're fabulous. Hope to see you again next time you come back to Scilly, don't leave it too long! All the best Anna

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Being picked up by Anna from St Marys harbour in a rib, we made our way over to St Martins. Kitted out in excellent wetsuits, supplied masks,fins,and snorkels all of top quality. A quick brief and on our way. Annas easy going pleasant but professional attitude, even put a very worried first timer at rest. Then bingo, straight into seals...lots of seals. At first a little stand offish (as told they may be) curiosity soon got the better of them. Nibbling on our fins, swimming between our legs, playing peek-a-boo with us. This experience is just pure heaven. In the water for almost 2 hours... The seals even played with the end of my Go-Pro camera, have over an hour of fantastic footage. Back on the boat for a hot drink and a snack, and a gentle pootle back to the quay....
I couldn't rate this trip highly enough... Thanks a million.... Top trip, Top Seals, Top Lady.... Thank you Anna

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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Tim H, thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip, glad you enjoyed it so much. It would be great to see a copy of your GoPro footage, if you can send us a link to it that would be wonderful. Hope to take you out again next time you're on the islands. All the best . Anna

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Brilliant experience today of snorkelling with wild seals off the island of St Martins in the Isles of Scilly.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff give confidence to everyone.

It's great to see that there is no enticement of the seals to come to you via fishy snacks - they come over to look at you if they wish and swim away if they wish. Info is provided to the Wildlife Trust if they spot any tagged seals, to help build up their data base.

All equipment is provided and a snack and hot drink awaits your return to the boat.

All in all, an experience not to miss!

1  Thank KimM750
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Dear Kim M Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review, we're very glad you enjoyed the trip so much. Thanks also for the information you gave us about the Seahorse Trust if we see any we will certainly contact them. Kind regards Anna (and Jack!)

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