Seal And Nature Spotting Boat Trips Leaving From Ramsgate

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Seals are just one of the attractions of a seal and wildlife spotting trip. The relationship between man and wild animals is such that in their natural habitat seals may not always put in an appearance when a boat is in the area. However they are usually seen and in every case there is always something interesting going on.

If it's the seals in particular that interest you, we normally see the Common or Harbour Seals around Kent's coast rather than Grey Seals. They can be observed in the water and on sandbanks or other sheltered safe spots. Harbour Seals are here all the year around. The young are born in the summer after a gestation period of nine months. In the wild the females can live for up to 35 years, the males perhaps no more than 25 years. In the UK most forms of deliberate seal killing are banned by the 1970 Conservation of Seals Act.

Seals in Kent

Dates And Times For 2013

Some dates for 2013 have been released. The Seasearcher is also available for charter (details correct at the time of publication, always confirms sailings direct with the organisers before you set off).

  • Saturday 11th May 11am, Saturday 25th May 10.30am, Wednesday 29th May 3pm, Friday 31st May, 4.30pm
  • Saturday 8th June 10.30am, Saturday 15th 4pm, Sunday 23rd 10am, Sunday 30th 3.30pm
  • Sunday 7th July, 10am, Sunday 14th July, 3pm, Sunday 21st July 10am, Sunday 28th July 4pm
  • Monday 5th August 10am, Monday 19th August 9am, Monday 26th August 4pm, Wednesday 28th 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 3rd September 9.30am, Thursday 19th 10am, Saturday 21st 11am.

Seal And Wildlife Watching Boat Trips

A trip of about 90 minutes to the local seal colony in the nearby national nature reserve. Cost is £20 per person (at the time of writing but subject to change). SeaSearcher is a traditional fishing boat that has been running trips for the public for 15 years (the boat has now been replaced (see below).

A New Boat

There has been a new Seasearcher boat in service since May 2012. The new vessel is a little bit bigger and faster and enjoys better facilities and equipment. The passenger capacity is still 12.

New Boat

The Seasearcher also runs fishing trips and tours of the Thanet Coast including the wind farms. See the website for full details and prices.

Location & Contact

Seasearcher Boat Trips are based in Ramsgate Royal Harbour:

  • The Kiosk Pier Yard, Ramsgate Royal Harbour, Ramsgate Kent, CT11 8LS
  • 07837 562076 (boat phone - call between 8am and 4pm)

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Your Comments

"A great experience had by all, particularly our two sons aged ten and twelve. We went on a calm sunny day, it would be a bit bleak if the weather was cold or inclement. Seals were seen but a lot more besides, if you take or buy a bird/nature guide for the right age group the children will get a lot more from the experience. A & M Sewell"