Harbor Seals of Little Narragansett Bay Schedule
We will explore the Harbor Seal behavior and habitat of Little Narragansett Bay and Fishers Island Sound, Lighthouses, History and mansions during our weekend April & May tours. This will also be a great opportunity for bird watching.
Departing Watch Hill
Fishers Island Harbor Seal Cruise
Harbor Seals of Fishers Island Sound Schedule:
We will explore the Seals of Fishers Island Sound. Last season we counted over 300 seals including Harbor as well as Gray Seals. This tour will also include some history and include a passage plan that will take us along the shores of Stonington Point, Sandy Point, Napatree and Fishers Island. We will pass the Stonington and Latimer Reef Lights. The tour will be 90 minutes to two hours.
See schedule above.
Departing Watch Hill, Plimpton Dock
One of our area’s best kept secrets is the annual visit of the Harbor Seals to Fishers Island Sound. The fascinating creatures migrate south from cold, northern waters to enjoy Rhode Island’s warmer water temperatures and sunshine. Fall is the ideal time to catch these gentle beasts hauled out on rocks, resting, socializing and sunning in groups. Captain Jack Spratt offers tours in April & May for a chance to get up close and personal with the seals aboard his very own classic wooden motor yacht, Encore. During the 90 min cruise, Captain Jack provides a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife and Fishers Island Sound. With his strong ties to the Mystic Seaport, all charter fees from the tours are donated to this worthy organization, which strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. The tours depart from Watch Hill.
Harbor Seals are the most common Seal seen throughout Fishers Island Sound; found along the shoreline, outcroppings and rocks from September through May.
Federal Law prohibits disturbing these animals, therefore we are very careful as to how we approach inhabited areas.
Along with Harbor Seals we may also encounter Gray, Harp and Hooded Seals.
Charter is NOT a SAIL but a Harbor SEAL Charter aboard Encore 30' wooden power yacht.
Departure: Watch Hill, RI and Stonington, CT
Call Capt. Jack Spratt 860-227-2339 for reservations.