On this private 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 will also enjoy coffee/tea and a sweet snack during the safari. Duration 3 hours.
The boat is equipped with life jackets, rain gear, EA kit and binoculars.
Oravi village, Villas around Oravi (Oravi villas, Lakeside villas) or from Porokylä (start from the harbour of Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän)
max 6 person/ boat
385 €/ boat.
Note. This is a private safari just for your family/ group.
May is the main seal season. In May the seals are 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. In May the chance of seeing seal is 99 %. After the molting season (when the seals shed their winter fur) the best time to see the seals is at sunset. At sunset it can be possible to see the seals resting on the rocks. On the sunset seal safaris, the chance of seeing seal is circa 50-60 %.
Our trips are seal friendly and we do not disturb the animals.
Seal trips since 1996!
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 two catamaran with bow visor for easy access. All our guides have years of experience running the seal excursions and they know the best places to see the seals.
The main seal watching season in between n. 1.5.-10.6. when the seals are molting on the rocks throughout the day. From June until September the best seal watching time is at sunset.