Snorkel With The Seals At Montague Island Barunguba 

Barunguba Island boasts top-notch snorkeling and scuba diving sites along the Eastern Coast. Teeming with diverse marine life, such as the largest seal colony in NSW, sea turtles, dolphins, and various fish species. Get up close and personal with the playful seals and see a vast range of marine mammals in their natural environment. We’ll provide everything you need for snorkel sessions with the seals at Montague Island, including a wetsuit, fins, mask & snorkel. It’s the perfect addition to a Montague Island Tour.

Take a 20-minute boat ride to Barunguba Island. You’ll spot dolphins, whales, penguins, and wildlife on the way. Then visit the seal colony, and anchor in calm bays for snorkeling with playful seals and abundant fish life. Return to the boat for a cold drink and enjoy your journey home. We also offer a combo tour Barunguba Montague Island tour and snorkelling with the seals.

Snorkelling with the seals at Barunguba Montague Island offers an exhilarating experience as you glide through crystal-clear waters alongside these playful marine mammals. Surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, you’ll have the opportunity to see and swim with the seals in their natural habitat, marvelling at their agility and grace underwater. The Island’s rich biodiversity adds to the adventure, making it a memorable and immersive wildlife encounter.

Our Snorkelling Options:

narooma snorkeling

Snorkel with the Seals at Barunguba Montague Island, keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and other wildlife along the way, visit the seal colony at Montague Island. 3mm wetsuit, Fins, mask and snorkel included. Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Depending on numbers can run with the afternoon tour and snorkel. * Tours does not include landing on the Island at Barunguba Montague Island.

Seals Montague Island Narooma

The Barunguba  Montague Island tour and  Snorkel with the Seals includes a guided tour of Barunguba Montague Island 1.5 hours, see the lighthouse. Visit to the largest seal colony where you can snorkel with the seals in the calm sheltered bay.  Fins, Mask & Snorkel included.Children under the age of 5 are unable land at the Island . Wetsuits 3mm.  Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours


Our Snorkel with the Seals tour does not include landing on the Island, but gives you a chance to see the Island from the boat, as we anchor up in the shelter bay at the island for you to snorkel with the playful seals and explore the water, we do offer a Barunguba Montague Island Tour and Snorkel with the Seals.

Our Barunguba Montague Island Tour and Snorkel with the seals Includes:

  • Guided Tour of Barunguba Montague Island with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger including seeing the lighthouse.
  • A visit to the largest seal colony in NSW.
  • Water, soft drink, tea coffee, hot chocolate available.
  • Free Whale Watching during Whale Watching Season, September to November.
  • Snorkel with the playful seals while we anchor up in the calm waters.
  • Fins, mask, snorkel, and 3 mm wetsuits are included.

Swimming with Seals Narooma, Barunguba Island

Prepare for an unparalleled aquatic adventure as you plunge into the pristine waters off Barunguba Island near Narooma and immerse yourself in the enchanting experience of swimming with seals. This unique adventure allows you to share the seas with some of the ocean’s most playful inhabitants, the Australian fur seals. Glide gracefully through the serene underwater world, where you can observe these charming creatures in their natural habitat, creating memories that will last a lifetime. We ensure your comfort and safety, by providing wetsuits, masks, snorkels, and fins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Dangerous to Snorkel With Seals?

Seals are not aggressive to divers and snorkelers, and are super inquisitive but they are wild animals, and should be treated as such.

Is It Ok to Swim With Seals?

Snorkelers should not attempt to touch or feed them. Swimming, scuba diving or having an amazing snorkelling with seals can be an incredible experience as long as it’s done responsibly and respectfully. These curious marine mammals often approach humans with playful curiosity. However, it’s crucial to remember that they are wild animals, and certain precautions should be taken to ensure their well-being and your safety.

What to Do if a Seal Approaches You?

Sit Calmly in the water and enjoy the interaction.

What Is the Best Time to Snorkel With the Seals?

Anytime of the day is a great time to swim with the playful seals.

How Long Do I Get to Snorkel?

Depending on the trip you booking from 40 mins to 2.5 hours.

Do You Have Guides in the Water?

Depending on the trip, but we always have a guide watching your from either the boat or the water or both.

Do You Offer Hire Dive Equipment?

Certainly, we’ll be providing top-quality snorkelling equipment! Swimming ability is a prerequisite for participating in our activities. However, for young children and individuals who may not be strong swimmers, we provide the option of using noodles as a helpful aid to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the experience.

Do You Have Gopros for Hire?

No we don’t have GoPros for Hire.

Do I Need to Be Able to Swim?

Yes you need to be able to swim, we do have noodles to assist young children and not strong swimmers.

Are Children Allowed on Your Tours?

Children of any ages are allowed on the snorkel trip, but need to be 5 years and over to do the Montague Island Tour.

Are the Tours Weather Dependent?

All trips are dependent on sea conditions and weather.

Should I Book in Advance?

Booking in advances is recommended.

What Do I Need to Bring?

Swimmers, towel, camera, sunscreen, jumper.

Do You Have Gift Vouchers Available?

Gift vouchers are available online or by phone and are instant downloadable.

How Do I Make a Reservation?

Bookings can be made online or by phoning 0407487702

What Does the Price of the Tour Include?

Price of the tour includes, National Parks fees, Marine park permit, transfer to the Island by our vessel, refreshments, & a  visit to the seal colony.

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