Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

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10 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

10 Seal Watching

4 Owaka

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Time: 10 - 20 minute walk to view large Sea Lions

Surat Bay, seals and ship wrecks what more could you want! Take a walk down the beach and keep your eyes peeled for fur seals hanging out along the beach. They like to roll around in the sand, so keep your eyes peeled. A word of warning..... don't get between the seal and the sea, they can freak out and run fast. Keep your distance.

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South IslandSouthlandOwaka

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  • Seal Watching
  • Free

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C Schaap

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Free wildlife experience.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Heather & Jenny

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Clear trail - watch tidal movements. Sea lions very accessible.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Gema

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

You can walking for the beach and you can find lionsea and seals, this is wonderful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ian & Gill Johnson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful to see wildlife up close.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thomas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great self guided tour at the beach in the early morning.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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K & J Overton

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Up close to the Hooker SeaLions - could watch them joustin for hours. Nice walk (especially after the rain when all misty).

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Chris el capitan

England

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful spacious expanse of sand feeling of seclusion, close encounter with seals and sea lions.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2011 Top Free Seal Experience Winner

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Jess

England

Ranking: 10/10

I can never tire of watching the seals bask in the sun, swim then heave themselves up onto the rocks. Surat Bay good for spotting huge sea lions.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Marshall

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful beach + wildlife sightings (sea lions).

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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nigelst

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Walk through sand dunes on a marked track. The active sea lions are awesome. Don't get too close!

Reviewed over 11 years ago