Save The Bay will hold outdoor public programs when Rhode Island’s COVID-19 state positivity rate is at or below 5%.
For more information, please see our complete list of COVID-19 Procedures and Policies below.
Think summertime is the only time to enjoy Narragansett Bay? Migratory harbor seals disagree! These “dogs of the sea” love the chilly waters of a wintertime Bay—in fact, it’s the only time of year they stop by. For more than 15 years, Save The Bay has been offering seal watch tours and nature cruises giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the cooler months, while observing local wildlife.
Don’t miss your chance to see the Rhode Island state mammal at play. Plan your Seal Tour or Nature Cruise today—after all, the cold weather won’t last forever! For information about purchasing tickets or gift certificates, call 401-203-SEAL(7325).
Please review our COVID-19 Procedures and Policies below.
Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and observe seals at Citing Rock. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while 1.75-hour tours include a visit to the Rose Island grounds. Due to COVID-19, visits to Rose Island will not include a lighthouse tour this season, but will instead include a walking tour of the island grounds.
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for the peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines.
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, all Seal Tours and Nature Cruises are subject to cancelation with customers receiving a full refund. If you cannot attend your scheduled trip, cancelations with at least 24 hours’ notice are entitled to a full refund.
Save The Bay reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, tickets will be refunded or rescheduled by guest choice.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Public Programs Manager Jen Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while 2-hour tours include a tour of the Rose Island grounds. Due to COVID-19, visits to Rose Island will not include a lighthouse tour this season, but will instead include a walking tour of the island grounds.
Resuming December 2021
$22 non-members; $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12; $0 children under 3 years
Two-Hour Seal and Rose Island Tour
$55 non-members; $45 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12; $0 children under 3 years
Ticket prices include the Rose Island landing fee of $12 per adult and $8 per child
*Please note: Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.
From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.