A gift voucher redeemable against our 'Seal Colony Eco-Tour' for any available date within the next year.
A great trip to a wild seal colony over a total distance of 7 nautical miles at its longest. We depart Dovercourt beach (just past Harwich cricket club) and paddle southeast down the coast towards the Walton backwaters. We don’t divulge the whereabouts of the colony for obvious reasons and we maintain a strict interaction policy, that is the seals approach us. Your Lead Guide will give you information about the seal's habits before we enter the area and he/she will take questions when you leave.
Once we’ve spent some time with the seals we paddle to Stone Point to break for lunch on the beach and a well-deserved break. We return to Dovercourt in the afternoon heading directly across the bay for a deep water return paddle. This is a one-off trip that you'll find difficult to do on your own; a most memorable experience.
We ask all of our guests to participate in a beach clean of any beach we land on during your event, usually at the end of our lunch break. Please bring along a strong bin bag and gloves (if they need them) to help us with the beach clean. Obviously this isn't compulsory but we all use the environment and we want to take care of it for future visitors and the marine wildlife that lives there. After all, this is our coastline.
Sixteen years of age and over.
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A group of friends and I had a wonderful time on this trip. We were all new to kayaking, but our guide, Kurt, did an excellent job of explaining the basics to us and leading our trip along the picturesque Essex coastline. When we arrived at the colony, the seals we met were very inquisitive and some popped their heads up out of the water right beside our kayaks. The beach we stopped at for a well-earned lunch was a beautiful place to rest before our paddle back to the departure point. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to Nomad for an unforgettable experience!
Thank you for a fab day on the water and for giving us the opportunity to change trip dates so we could make the most of improved weather conditions. I didn't fancy wind and rain!. I think we found it tougher than expected but most enjoyable. It was great for us to see healthy seals in the water before stopping for lunch on a lovely beach and happy to do a quick beach clean before heading back. I can recommend this trip and would love to do it again myself.
Thank you Jo.