Stanley Seal Cruises
- Educational Tourism
- Soft Adventure
- Water based
- Marine Animal watching
While nothing in nature is ever guaranteed, Stanley Seal Cruises say that since 2000, when they first started operating, they always see Australian Fur Seals.
The 70-minute cruise on the motor cruiser, "Sylvia C", takes you just one kilometre offshore to Bull Rock. Australian Fur Seals use Bull Rock as their haul-out or “holiday” rock in seal terms. They rest, lie in the sun, feed and enjoy themselves. The bull seals vary in size from 200 to 350 kilo, while the females are around 180 to 200 kilo. You can see anywhere from 50 to 500 seals – bulls, females and juveniles. Bull Rock is also popular with the Black-faced Cormorant, Oystercatchers and Pacific Gulls.
Because it is not a breeding ground, the boat can be up to two metres from the Rock and curious seals come over to inspect the visitors onboard – so there are lots of chances for photographers to get the perfect shot.
You also get the unique opportunity to see The Nut from the ocean along with spectacular views of the coastline.
Departure times: October - April 1000 and 1500. May and September 1000 only. Clodsed 15 June to 31 August.