Sunset Seal Safari
Sunset Seal Safari in Linnansaari National Park
Best way to see the seals is when they are resting on the rocks. May is the main seal season when we can see the seals molting on the rocks throughout the day. After the molting season (when the seals shed their winter fur) the best time to see the seals is at sunset when they rest on the rocks. Departure time of the sunset safari depends on the time, please check times from the calendar.
On this seal safari you will enter deep into the national park, to the home waters of osprey and the endangered Saimaa ringed seal. On this tour our main goal is to have good look at the seals and get to know about their life! You will be guided by one of our wilderness guides specialized in seals. Seal Safaris are made with open boats to give the participants the best possibility to spot the seals. We also stop on one of the islands to enjoy a coffee break in the wilderness. Duration 3 hours.
All our seal safaris are done in small groups with no more than 11 passangers. In a small group and with an experienced nature guide the chance of spotting seal is very good.
Boat is equipped with Life jackets, rain gear, EA kit and binoculars.
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What is included
Tour includes a guide, life jackets, rain gear if needed, binoculars, coffee with sweet/salty snack in the wild.
We travel with open boat with max 11 passangers.
CLOTHES: Good outdoor gear suitable for the weather. In May we still have cold days and the water is cold. Please take warm clothes, long sleeve outdoor wear, cloves and a beanie hat. You can also borrow overalls, hats, cloves and boots from us (included in the price). We also lend you rainwear if needed.
CAMERA: Take Camera if you want to take pictures of the seals. Please notice that we'll take pictures in a distance. If the weather is rainy you can borrow a dry bag for the camera.
May is the main seal season. In May we can guarantee to see the seals molting on the rocks throughout the day. Seals molt from the time the ice has melted for 1 month, this is usually from the beginning of May until the first week of June. After the molting season (when the seals shed their winter fur) the best time to see the seals is at sunset. At sun set we can also see the seals resting on the rocks. Time for the sunset safari can be seen from the calendar.
GOOD TO KNOW: On our lake safaris we travel with safe and fast aluminum boats that are able to land even on the rocky islands. We also have a catamaran with bow visor for easy access. All our guides have years of experience with the seal excursions and they know the best places for spotting the seals.
GUIDES: All our guides have years of experience with the seal excursions and they know the best places for spotting the seals. All guides are licensed for boat safaris.
Meeting Point Information
Meet the guide in the reception of SaimaaHoliday Oravi