Seal Watch & Nature Cruises 

Photo by Neil Pearson

Family Fun in Newport, Westerly and Fall River 

From October through April, Save The Bay offers seal watching and nature tours in Newport and Westerly aboard our education vessels. And in spring 2015, we are pleased to offer four new cruises in Fall River. We provide expert guides and binoculars for an educational view of these seasonal marine visitors.

Newport Seal Watch Cruise

A Newport tradition for the past 12 years! Join us as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and view seals 

on the rocks off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Choose from a one-hour seal watch or a two-hour seal watch and lighthouse tour. Tours run weekends and public school vacations between November and April.


142 Long Wharf Dock in Newport at the intersection of Long Wharf and Washington Streets. Parking available. (map and directions)

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Westerly Seal Crusies

*Returning in 2016*

Fall River Seal Crusies

*Returning in 2016*

Join Save The Bay for our first ever Taunton River/ Mt Hope Bay Seal Watch and River Cruises! Departing from Borden Light Marina these trips we will look for Seals and other early spring wildlife along the lower Taunton River and Mt Hope Bay. Our expert guides will help you spot our winter visitors and discuss the history and environmental issues in our region. Trips are scheduled for two weekends only so don’t miss this unique opportunity.


Borden Light Marina, 1 Ferry St, Fall River, MA 02721 (map and directions)

  • *Returning in 2016*



One-hour tour (Newport and Fall River)

  • $22 per person, non-members

  • $17 per person for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12*

Two-hour tour with Lighthouses (Newport only)

  • $42 per person, non-members

  • $32 per person for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12**

*Children under 3 are free with paying adult.

** $5 for children under 3. Includes tour of Rose Island Lighthouse.

For information or for Gift Certificates  Call 401-203-SEAL(7325) 



Cancellation Policy

Tickets purchased are non refundable. In case of cancellation of tickets, we will be able to reimburse guests with a voucher of same value for future use. Save The Bay reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to extreme weather condition or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, tickets will be either refunded or rescheduled, by guests' choice. On purchase of tickets, guests can request a reschedule with at at least 24 hours notice before the date of the trip. To reschedule, call 401-203-SEAL (7325). Save The Bay processes refunds on the first business day of the month. If cancelled, refunds may take up to a month to process.