What is the best time to see the seals at Seal Bay Kangaroo Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/10/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Come and watch the playful (and lazy) seals roll around on the sand or splash in the water!

The best times to see the seals at before 11 AM or after 1 PM to avoid larger crowds. There are seals always hanging around at Seal Bay, so you’re likely to see a couple whenever you visit. The seals are usually just lying on the beach, but you might see a couple playing around!

How can I see the seals?

To see the seals, you’ll need to buy tickets to access the boardwalk and beach. The cost of the tickets goes towards research to help preserve the natural habitat for the seals.

The boardwalk will take about 45 minutes to complete with a self-guided tour.

Why do the seals go to Seal Bay?

Seal Bay has been the home to seals for thousands of years. There are about 800 seals that come to Seal Bay and enjoy the beach.

What else can I see on Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island is nature’s best kept secret. The island is well preserved and focuses on keeping it as natural as possible. With the beautiful beaches, blue ocean, and lush greenery on the island, there’s so much to do.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Perhaps the seals weren’t enough wildlife for you to see on Kangaroo Island! At the wildlife park, you can interact with a few of the park’s animals! The most common interactions are cuddling a koala, meeting a dingo, or feeding the kangaroos and wallabies.

Vivonne Bay

Considered one of Australia’s best beaches, Vivonne Bay is a gorgeous beach. Vivonne Bay has a perfect white sandy beach with multiple shades of blue out in the ocean. The beach is perfect for picnics, fishing, surfing, relaxing, and swimming.

Remarkable Rocks

Remarkable Rocks is a fascinating rock formation that took 500 million years of rain, wind, and waves to create.

Some of the best times to see Remarkable Rocks are at sunrise or sunset. The rocks will get a gorgeous golden glow from the sun, and you’ll avoid larger crowds too!

No trip to Kangaroo Island is complete until you see the seals at Seal Bay! You can spend hours watching the seals at Seal Bay. You will see them either lazing around on the sand, playing with each other, or splashing around in the water. But most often they are just lying on the sand.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.