Seal watching trips from Harwich to Hamford Water

Facebook review from Cliff:

I can highly recommend this, if you decide to go on this trip you are in for a treat. The skipper ensured we were all comfortable and was highly informative and made the trip a pleasure. He explained everything in detail.The trip to the mud flats were the seals are was really enjoyable and when we arrived , oh my what a delight seals everywhere.!!! He navigated the boat as near as he could so we all had a chance to take photographs and see these beautiful creatures...... Cant praise this trip enough

Trip advisor review from V0yager1:

Went out Monday morning, we were the only 2 people on the trip but it still ran - and what a trip! Our friendly hosts estimated 150 seals, that many as lots had come in possibly due to the stormy weather over the weekend. The seals were on the mud banks and in the water around us. Just so many seals! The boat stopped for quite a while so we could view the seals, we were provided with really clear binoculars and lots of information about them and the surrounding area. I thoroughly recommend this trip, great people running it and a great tour!

We offer seal watching trips from Harwich to Hamford Water National Nature reserve.

On some days there are as many as 70 Seals on the mud waiting for you!


The seal trip with our vessel "SEAL SPOTTER" takes between 90-110 minutes, depending on tide and other vessels. We take up to 12 passengers at a time. Waterproof clothes and an extra layer is advisable.


For general questions call us 01728666329

email us: harwich@sealwatching.co.uk

To reserve a seat please click on booking, select an available date and time.
We publish in the booking system weekend and school holiday dates.

If you would like to go a day which isn't published, please get in touch and we arrange a suitable date and time for you.


We depart in Harwich from Half penny pier CO12 3HH.

Please allow 15 minutes for parking and toilet.