The 2022 Seal Watching Season has started!!

Are you Looking for something to do on Long Island this winter/spring?

Join us as we set sail from 31 Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport Long Island, New York, aboard The Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay.


For some quick information, visit our FAQ page!

Learn about Long Island's Marine life

A naturalist will be on board to discuss the biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered.


The Captain Lou VII

Stay warm even if it's cold out!

We do have a heated cabin where you can warm up. While we do ask that you Please dress warmly in the winter months. A coat, hat, gloves, scarf, etc., are suggested for when you are outside viewing the seals. You will be able to take off your winter accessories while in the heated cabin.


Have A Snack at our Galley

Have a snack!

There is a snack bar on board for food & beverage purchases: coffee & hot chocolate are available. The snack bar is cash only.


Have a question?

We may have answered them already in our FAQ Section! Please take a moment to read through our FAQ page, as it has lots of helpful information regarding our Whale and Seal Watching Cruises.

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Upcoming Seal Watching Cruises

See below for the next 3 dates we will be running our Seal Watching Cruises. Check back often. We will occasionally add more dates based on weather and holidays!


Seal Watching Cruise 1-22-2022

We will have one cruise on January 22nd:
1 pm to 3 pm
Click below to book this trip or find a date we are sailing that works for you.

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Seal Watching Cruise 1-29-2022

We will have one cruise on January 29th:
1 pm to 3 pm
Click below to book this trip or find a date we are sailing that works for you.

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Seal Watching Cruise 2-5-2022

We will have one cruise on February 5th:
1 pm to 3 pm
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  • We had an excellent time .., the boat was clean... the crew was friendly ... the naturalist on board was knowledgeable.. we saw 27 seals ... I highly recommend this 2 hr trip.
    Denise F – North Bellmore, New York
    Trip Adviser
  • 3rd year on the seal cruise. A delightful way to spend an afternoon, and very relaxing. Staff is very helpful and pleasant, will be back next year.
    Ellen S.
  • Just great! Had a great time seeing the seals. Highly recommend. Be there early. The area is beautiful so plan to be there to walk around. They also have whale watching.
    Elaine V.
  • “Wonderful!, the trip was great! Boat was cleaned, and the crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this for a date or family fun day!”
    patvolts wrote a review Sep 2020
    Trip Adviser
  • “Gorgeous vessel, incredibly friendly and knowledgeable crew, I highly recommend their whale watching experience and can’t wait to do it again next summer!! Got to see a pod of dolphin and 3 humpback whales!!!”
    John S wrote a review Oct 2020
    Trip Adviser

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