Discover the beautiful nature and see the charming seals in the sea perform musical wonders. On the trip there will be breaks in which you can go swimming and looking for amber. The season for Seal Safari is from July to August.
Your seal experience start at the charming Renöhamn wharf, 7 km outside the town of Piteå, were your guide welcome you and take you onboard our comfortable boat M/B RENÖN. After a safety and program introduction we start your tour to the seals passing island with beautiful summerhouses and fisherman´s cottages in the inner archipelago, to the outermost unsettled wilderness islands where moose, reindeer and even brown bear roam. The sea eagle is frequently seen in the area, rich in sea birds.
At the seal area you will find numerous of grey seals roosting on rocks just beneath the water, giving an impression they are lying on the water. You hear them grunt and growl, while others are singing and howling almost as wolfs, giving a natural explanation to the mythological singing Sirens, the dangerous beautiful creatures, who lured sailors with their voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their islands. Also in this area, there are many old shipwrecks.
Around the boat the heads of curious seals glance at you, until they slowly sink back in the water, to pop up somewhere else. Now you enter their world. Dressed with dry suits and snorkeling gear you meet the seals in their own environment – in the sea. From the boat you swim a short distance before the seals curiously approaches you looking at you from both above and below the water, without getting too close. They will curiously look at you, and if you get lucky, they may pass you at closer distance.
After this close encounter with these northern seals, we anchor up at the Fisherman’s Lodge and have a taste of the coastal Swedish Lapland snacks. On the way back, you may be lucky to see the rear Northern Harbor seal, a relic from the Ice age who has survived in these northern waters of the Baltic Sea.
Transfer to Renöhamn Guided Boat tour from Renöhamn to outermost Islands of
the Archipelago Guided Seal Safari
Dry suite and snorkeling gear (Specify your dry suite size S, M, L, XL)
Weather protective clothing if necessary
Coffee/tea with island snacks
You must be able to swim 200 meters
Bring some warm cloth such as fleece to have under the dry suit, both pants
Bring also a towel to dry your head after the snorkeling.
If you have binoculars, you should bring them.
If you bring camera to take pictures of seals, you should have a tele lens of at least 6x magnitude (300 mm)