I was very, very, very surprised and amazed to find out that in New York there are seals! Can you even imagine? Seals!
And it’s not only that, wait; it’s getting even more exciting! There are seal cruises where you can view seal winter populations throughout Hempstead Bay!
I was searching online for a close getaway or a one day trip, when I found out.
Seal cruises depart from Freeport, Long Island, NY every Saturday and Sunday between November and April.
The ticket for the cruise costs $26 for adults and $22 for kids that are between 3 and 12 years old (toddlers younger than 3 can go for free). The boarding time is at 12:30 pm and the ship sails at 1:00 pm.
From Freeport the ship heads to Hempstead Bay, where the seals go in search of food during Long Island’s coldest months:
Reserve your spot in advance. For more information, you can click here.
I haven’t “tested” this yet, so I cannot recommend the cruise (yet). However, I would like to go really soon, it sounds really awesome and I am optimistic that it is going to be as amazing as it sounds! I will come back with a post after I go and I will try to take some photos.
Here are some photos from the The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation website:
P.S When you go, let me know!