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Seal Walks, Hikes & Cruises Happening This Winter on Long Island

Get a look at Long Island aquatic animal life during a seal walk, hike or cruise this winter!

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A great snapshot of a seal sighting at Cupsogue Beach County Park!

Photo by: LongIsland.com Reader Bridgette Kistinger.

While there are various places, like zoos, aquariums and nature centers, on Long Island that you can go to visit different animals, nothing beats seeing a wild animal in their natural habitat doing what comes instinctively to them. Here on Long Island during the winter months, seals like the grey seal, harp seal, hooded seal, harbor seal and ringed seal, can be found sunbathing and hauling-out on beaches, sand bars and shores. Out of all of the seals, the harbor seal is the most commonly seen seal in this region, making up approximately ninety five percent of the seals on the Island.
 
Go grab a pair of binoculars, your camera, some warm clothing and waterproof shoes, and enjoy this beloved winter activity great for participants of all ages!
 
CRESLI 2016-2017 Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Select Saturdays & Sundays Now Thru May 2017
631-319-6003
$5 Per Adult; $3 Per Child
Dress for the weather for this 1.2 mile round trip walk where you get the opportunity to view various types of seals that inhabit Long Island waters and shores.
 
Captain Lou Fleet Seal Watching Cruises
31 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Select Saturdays & Sundays Now Thru April 2017
631-369-9840 (For Information) & 516-623-5823 (To Book a Cruise)
$26 Per Adult; $22 Per Child; $22 Per Senior
Hop on a cruise and check out some harbor seals located throughout Hempstead Bay with a naturalist on board  to tell you all about them and other marine life.
 
Seal Walks at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Select Saturdays & Sundays, Now Thru March 12th
516-780-3295
$4 Per Adult; $3 Per Child

Participants will be able to enjoy up to four species of seals during these 90-minute leisurely walks from the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park.
 
Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children 8+
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, January 14th at 2 PM
631-537-9735
$15 Per Adult; $10 Per Child (Ages 3-12); Free for 2 & under (Price includes admission to museum)
Join walk leader Xylia Serafy from the South Fork Natural History Museum as she takes participants on a seal walk where at low tide you can see seals sunning themselves on sand bars. Reservations are required.
 
Seal Hikes at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Select Saturdays & Sundays, January 22nd Thru February 26th
631-668-3781
$8 Fee For Parking
The whole family will have a blast spotting pinnipeds during this moring seal walk taking place in Montauk Point State Park.
 
Another Chance to Search for Seals: Family/Children 6+
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, February 25th at 12 PM
631-537-9735
$15 Per Adult; $10 Per Child (Ages 3-12); Free for 2 & under (Price includes admission to museum)
Bundle up for this seal walk led by Xylia Serafy, Nature Educator at South Fork Natural History Museum, where walkers will have the chance to see some seals! Reservations are required.
 
Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children 6+
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, March 25th at 11:30 AM
631-537-9735
$15 Per Adult; $10 Per Child (Ages 3-12); Free for 2 & under (Price includes admission to museum)
Spend some time in the great outdoors during this exciting and educational seal walk led by Nature Educator Xylia Serafy of The South Fork Natural History Museum. Reservations are required.
 
Are you planning on going on a Long Island seal walk, hike or cruise this winter? If so, be sure to email us your seal photos and we will add them to our Seal Walks, Hikes & Cruises on Long Island Photo Gallery!