tour starts from The Promenade where one of our amphibious craft
will ferry you out to the 60 Seater M. F.V Sealion, moored just
off shore. The Sealion then takes you across The Wash to the sandbanks
used by the resident population of common seals.
How many seals are there?
The largest colony/group
of Common Seals in the UK, possibly the world, is in the Wash. This
area has a large expanse of shallow tidal sandbanks and is fed by
four large tributaries. There are currently over 3,000 common seals
in The Wash.
There are also smaller
breeding colonies on the East coast of England Blakeney,
Norfolk; Scroby Sands, Norfolk. Seals travel on land at between
3 and 4mph and can reach 30 to 40mph when swimming submerged!
Seals can hunt at
night, using their sensitive whiskers to find prey, and will normally
spend much of the daytime hauled up on the sandbanks sleeping. Late
summer is the best time to observe seal pups