Seal Bay guided tour

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We do not take advanced bookings for our regular Guided Tours, our guides will book you on the next available tour when you arrive at our Visitor Centre. If you would like to book a Private Tour, Sunset or Research Tour (additional fees apply) please email or call (08) 8553 4463.

There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where our experienced guides will teach you about the Australian sea lion. There is nowhere else in the world where you can listen to an expert give you their unique insight into how these endangered animals hunt, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory.

This is a 45 minute walking tour with no more than 25 people. You’ll follow a boardwalk through the dune system to the beach, and on the way you’ll have breathtaking views of the colony and the majestic coastline. Sometimes you’ll pass sea lions snoozing in the dune system, or even lying in the middle of the beach path.

Our guides have made studying the magnificent Australian sea lion their life’s work. A guided beach tour does not follow a standardised script. Instead your guide will be interpreting sea lion behaviour and what’s happening in the colony – at that very moment. They’ll make sure everyone is safe and keep you at an appropriate distance (no closer than 10 metres), making sure the sea lions do not feel threatened by human presence.

This is a truly exceptional wildlife experience not to be missed. The fee for the Seal Bay Experience also includes access to the boardwalk so you are able to see everything Seal Bay has to offer. 

Tour times and prices

Tour times: 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4pm

Additional summer school holiday tour times: 10am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.15pm and 5pm. 

Additional long weekend and school holiday tour times (Spring and Autumn only): 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3pm

Please note: school holiday tour times are additional to the daily tour times listed above and are subject to a minimum number of participants.

* Commercial Tour Operators please contact for available times.

Duration: 45 minutes


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School group tour (per student, max 25 students) 


* Concession - Seniors Card, SA State Concession Card, Health Care Card, full-time Australian secondary or tertiary student card and Commonwealth Seniors Health Benefit Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

** Family - 2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adult & 3 children. Any additional children to be charged at 50% of child rate.