Seal Excursions – North East Kent coast

There are a number of different types of excursions taking place around the North East Kent coast, and some of the current operators and links to their web sites are shown below.

Sandwich Riverbus

Sandwich Quayside - Seal trips and river tours along the River Stour

07958 376183 (Capt. Colin Carr)


Go2Sea Boat Excursions

Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Seal, wind farm & coastal excursions & hire

07970329907 (Stuart Barnes)



Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Sightseeing harbour and seal tours (Starts 1 April)

07837 562076 (8am-4pm, Tony Thatcher)


Dover Seasafari

Dover Harbour - Seal excursions, White Cliffs & Deal, Goodwins Sands


Canoe Wild

Ramsgate (based in Grove Ferry/Sturry)

Accompanied guided canoe/kayak tours from Ramsgate up the River Stour (part of the Active Ramsgate project). 

01227 469219


Thanet Diving and Watersports

Ramsgate Harbour

Accompanied guided canoe/kayak tours from Ramsgate's Western Undercliff to the River Stour (part of the Active Ramsgate project). 

07981 551922


Further Advice:

The Marine Wildlife Watching coastal code (part of Thanet Coastal Codes

How to watch wildlife without putting them at risk (MMO, 2016)

Link to 'Seen a Marine Mammal?' (Greater Thames Estuary 2015 PDF poster, 254kb)

More about reporting strandings: UK Strandings programme

What to do if find a live seal or porpoise/dolphin/whale: bdmlr


Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom



Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)