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.
Our Snorkelling Options:
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
Seals are not aggressive to divers and snorkelers, and are super inquisitive but they are wild animals, and should be treated as such.
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.
Sit Calmly in the water and enjoy the interaction.
Anytime of the day is a great time to swim with the playful seals.
Depending on the trip you booking from 40 mins to 2.5 hours.
Depending on the trip, but we always have a guide watching your from either the boat or the water or both.
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.
No we don’t have GoPros for Hire.
Yes you need to be able to swim, we do have noodles to assist young children and not strong swimmers.
Children of any ages are allowed on the snorkel trip, but need to be 5 years and over to do the Montague Island Tour.
All trips are dependent on sea conditions and weather.
Booking in advances is recommended.
Swimmers, towel, camera, sunscreen, jumper.
Gift vouchers are available online or by phone and are instant downloadable.
Bookings can be made online or by phoning 0407487702
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.