Seal Watch & Nature Cruises 

Photo by Neil Pearson

Winter seal tours for the 2017-18 season have ended.

Please join us this fall for more family fun in Newport, Westerly and Fall River.

For more than 15 years, our seal tours and nature cruises have been proof that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. From October through April, join us for one-hour, 75-minute, and two-hour seal tours and nature cruises out of Newport, Westerly and Fall River. We provide binoculars, and our expert guides offer an educational view of our winter marine visitors and the habitat they love. For information or for Gift Certificates, call 401-203-SEAL(7325).

Newport Seal Watch Cruises

Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse.

Departs: Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, RI (map and directions)

Newport Pricing:

  • One hour tour:  $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12
  • Two-hour lighthouse tour:  $42 non-members, $32 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $5 children under 3 years   

Fall River Seal Cruises

Enjoy a 75-minute scenic boat ride down the Taunton River into Mt. Hope Bay on the lookout for visiting winter harbor seals and early spring wildlife. Expert guides will help your spot our winter visitors and discuss the rich history and environmental issues of the region.

Departs: Borden Light Marina, 1 Ferry St, Fall River, MA 02721 (map and directions)

Fall River Pricing: $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12 


Westerly Seal Cruises

Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for the peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines.

Departs: Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street, Westerly, RI (map and directions)


Westerly Pricing: $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12



For information or for Gift Certificates  Call 401-203-SEAL(7325) 


Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend your scheduled trip, cancellations with at least 24 hours notice, prior to the event, are required for a full refund. Save The Bay reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to extreme weather condition or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, tickets will be refunded or rescheduled by guest choice.