On this seal safari you will enter deep into the national park, to the home waters of osprey and the endangered Saimaa ringed seal. You will be guided by one of our wilderness guides specialized in seals and lake nature. We also stop on one of the islands to enjoy a coffee break outdoors. The duration of the trip is 3 hours.
The 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. The departure time of the sunset safari depends on the time of sunset, please check our departures from the booking calendar.
Boat is equipped with Life jackets, rain gear, EA kit and binoculars.
Notice: Safaris are done in small groups on open boats.
Starting place: Oravi village
Price: 75 €/person
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 but most often we see the seals in the water. On the sunset seal safaris, the chance of seeing seal is circa 50-60%.
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.