Research Tour

Science lovers rejoice!

Seal Bay has launched a brand new behind-the-scenes Research Tour that is guaranteed to become a highlight of any trip to Kangaroo Island. In an Australian first, you will be given exclusive access to the research currently underway to help conserve the current population of Australian sea lions.

Held at either sunrise or twilight, the tour is conducted by our experienced Senior Guides. You will learn all about the latest research being conducted, discover how the research equipment is used and learn methods of scanning sea lions.

You will also have the opportunity to get hands on and help guides enter data into a scientific app sent straight to the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

For a unique and unforgettable experience simply contact Seal Bay on 8553 4463 or email

Cost: $300 per person – (minimum age 16 years)

Includes entry onto the boardwalk and a welcome hot beverage.

7:15am – 9:00am (Sunrise)

5:00pm – 6:45pm (Twilight)

8th October 2018 – 4th April 2019  
  Please note that between 15th December 2018 – 28th January 2019 (SA summer school holidays) twilight tour times will change to 6:00pm – 7:45pm.

*Tours outside these times can be arranged upon request. Please contact us for further details.

*Minimum of 2 people per tour, maximum of 6.