Seal Watch & Nature Cruises 

Photo by Neil Pearson

Family Fun in Newport & Westerly 

From October through April, Save The Bay offers seal watching and nature tours in Newport and Westerly aboard our education vessels. 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.


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 Watch & Nature Cruises

Join Save The Bay and the Stonington Historical Society for a 90-minute seal watch and nature cruise aboard one of our education vessels. We'll venture down the Pawcatuck River and into Little Narragansett Bay to discover the coastal history, winter wildlife, and environmental issues in the region. We supply binoculars and expert narration. Tours run weekends (November to April) and public school vacation weeks.


Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street, Westerly, RI 02891 (map and directions)




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One-hour tour (Newport & Westerly)

  • $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.