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Seal Walks, Hikes and Cruises Happening Winter 2016 On Long Island

Written by Kelly Tenny  |  08. January 2016

Here on Long Island there are plenty of places to go to visit animals from foreign lands, pet friendly farm animals, and scope out schools of beautiful fish, but when it comes to seeing animals in their natural habitat, nothing beats participating in a seal walk or hike, or seal watching excursion at sea
 
During the Winter months, many seals make a stop in Long Island waters on their way down from Maine to locate warmer temperatures. Oftentimes they can be spotted soaking up the sun on sand bars, rocks and secluded beaches. There are four types of seals commonly seen during this time on Long island and those are the gray seal, harbor seal, hooded seal and harp seal, with the gray seal and harbor seal being the ones seen predominantly. These sea dogs, as some call them, can weigh a grueling couple hundred pounds each, and have the ability to stay underwater for up to thirty minutes. Wow!
 
 
Interested in seeing some seals for yourself? Then sign-up for one of these exhilarating seal walks or hikes taking place on Long Island!
 
CRESLI Seal Walk at Cupsogue Beach
Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Sunday, January 3rd - Sunday, May 8th
631-244-3352
Donations Suggested
 
Riverhead Foundation's 2016 Seal Watching Cruises
Captain Lou Fleet
28 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Sunday, January 9th - Thursday, April 14th
631-369-9840
Call for prices
 
Montauk Point Seal Hike
Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Saturday, January 9th - April 17th
631-668-5000
$4 Adults; $3 Children
 
Observing Seals - Nature Walk
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, January 16th at 9 AM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.
 
Observing Seals - Nature Walk
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, March 12th at 3 PM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

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