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About Scilly Seal Snorkelling
We offer the amazing, award wining, experience of snorkelling with seals from St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly. Seeing these beautiful creatures swimming gracefully below you is a wildlife experience not to be missed! We provide all your equipment and you don't even have to have snorkelled before, we will assist and guide you. Our minimum age is 8 and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. We offer a discount on groups of four or more snorkellers.
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Was out here visiting my sister for a few days and we booked this. I never expected to see so many seals. We went to two spots with Lewis and Robin and I had two very close encounters with seals and we saw two doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear vikkifrancis1 Thank you for taking the time to review us I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. The seals are so graceful in the water it's always a privilege to be able to see them in their natural environment....More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Lewis and Tania ran a great trip out to snorkel with the seals. Very professional, covering safety and how to maximise the chance of the seals coming to play. I saw many up close coming to play and a whole load more on the surface....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Claire T Thanks for the review and I'm glad you felt so well looked after. The water is cold but the suits do help keep you warm. I'm glad you were able to see lots of seals. Kind regards Anna

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

What an amazing morning. Picked up 0845 at the quay then off to St Martin's. Quick and easy change into wetsuits then off to the Eastern Isles for a magical morning. Lost count of the number of seals in the water with us and absolutely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Andy B Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and we're so pleased you enjoyed it as much as you did. It's wonderful when the seals come up close isn't it. Thanks for the recommendation. Kind regards Anna

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Suited up with thick wetsuits, overjackets with hoods, foot wear, handed gloves and snorkels and masks, all checked as they fit each person. We waded out to the RIB as the tide dictated. Gentle trip our to the Eastern Isles where the seals gather. as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Tim F Thanks for your review. It is magical to watch the seals 'dancing' underwater isn't it. WE're so glad you enjoyed your experience. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Kind regards Anna

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is the third time that I have experienced this and I had another great hour and a half in the water with wonderful creatures for company. Once again, the service from Anna, Lewis and Izzy was second to none and I was provided with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Glenn S Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's always a pleasure to take you out with the seals and we're glad you enjoy the experience as much as you do. Looking forward to seeing you next Aug! Very best wishes...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience and excellently organised - clear briefing and a swift kit up then we were off to find the seals - the weather was perfect and the seals were playful too! We had 90 minutes in the sea, which wizzed by and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Yvonne O Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. It's wonderful when the seals choose to play, the hot drink is always very welcome as well!...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

What a truly special experience, the trip starts with a ride on a quick rib through beautiful waters around the eastern isles. Next we dived into gorgeously clear water with around 30 seals on the rocks and on the sea around us. We spent the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Yetibwoi Thank you so much for giving us a review and for rating the experience so highly, we really appreciate it. Kind regards Anna

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We've swum with Whale Sharks, Manatees and Turtles and this experience is right up there. We took our teenage sons on a trip with Scilly Seal Snorkelling and I kid you not a Grey Seal came up to my eldest son and hugged him! They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear rhyscollins1967 Thank you so much for your review and for rating the experience so highly. Staying quiet and calm in the water is the best way of having the seals come up to you. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience so much. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Really amazing trip - you can either view from the boat or snorkel with the seals - just make sure you book in plenty of time as it books up well in advance. I cannot recommend this enough and if we get the opportunity again...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Rebecca Thank you so much for providing such a detailed and positive review. It was such a shame about the footage. You'll be pleased to know that we have as a result changed our procedures for hiring and we now ask people to take...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

An exciting and unusual experience. Small group snorkelling trip taken out to sea with good instruction on how to observe rather than interfere or pester the wildlife. Very much enjoyed by the family (2 adults and a teenage son). Saw seals in their natural habitat,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anna C, Manager at Scilly Seal Snorkelling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Annette Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience. It's wonderful to see the seals but also good to see other marine life amongst the kelp. Thank you for recommending us. Kind regards Anna

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Napon J
29 October 2018|
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Response from missechsinclair | Reviewed this property |
I think the sea is at its relative warmest in September and I think the trips stop at the end of the main tourist season until April time. I think any time during the summer months is good - we had a great time!
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Johan_Benthuizen
21 June 2018|
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Response from Anna C | Property representative |
Hi Johan I'm afraid there isn't any one who hires out dive kit on the Islands. Kind regards Anna
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evenstar34
22 May 2018|
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Response from Anna C | Property representative |
Hi the only spaces for 4 we have is Friday morning will that work for you? Thanks Anna
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