With big wide eyes and quivering whiskers, the seals that inhabit Portland waters will have even the burliest of men exclaiming a stifled “awww.” A few seals are often spotted sharing fisherman’s left over’s in the Portland Bay but the best viewing is at Cape Bridgewater which is home to over 1000 Australian and New Zealand Fur seals.
For those who are more energetic a majestic two hour return walk along the cliffs from the kiosk takes you to the viewing platform just 60 metres above the seals where you can watch the bundles of fur to your heart’s content. Be warned, they might fool you with their cute looks & playful disposition but they do have a bit of a “personal hygiene problem”!
To get closer to these furry critters and see them in their true habitat as they glide swiftly through the water, tours are available by boat. Seals by the Sea tours is a family run business that offers a unique experience of getting up close and personal and is suited for the young to the elderly. Winner of the best tourism attraction and featured on the best of Getaway, Today, Postcards, Totally wild and The Leylands don’t miss one of the best tourism experiences right on Portland’s doorstep!
To enquire about Seal by Seas tours contact them on +61 03 5526 7247 or www.sealsbyseatours.com.au bookings are essential.