I find seals extremely cute. They are the puppies of the ocean. They are inquisitive and extremely playful under water. And my most favorite activity to do is to swim with these puppies. In Australia, there are plenty of places where we can swim with the seals. In NSW, it is in the Montague Island.
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How to reach Montague Island?
The snorkeling tour picks us up from Narooma and takes us to Montague Island. The boat would be parked near the rocks where the seals are. And we can then go snorkel around the boat.
- Tour operator: Lighthouse Charters Narooma & Montague Island Discovery Tours.
- Website: http://www.lighthousechartersnarooma.com
- Cost: AUD 99 per person. Note: Wet suits and snorkeling gears are included in the cost.
- Pick up point: Number 1, Town Wharf, Bluewater Drive, Narooma, NSW 2546.
- Contact details:
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Phone number: 0412 312 478.
My most memorable moment
All the snorkelers in my tour were trying so hard to get a glimpse of these seals under water. They were swimming around everywhere where the seals were resting near the rocks hoping that the seals would come down into the water.
What was I doing? Well, I was struggling to swim. I am not a strong swimmer. In fact I barely know how to swim. Because of which I was fighting with the waves which were pushing me around. I was still near the boat, which was a bit far from the rocks where the seals were.
While this was happening, I realised that there was something under water. A seal had decided to come close to me. It was on the sea bed and was looking up, straight at me. The seal looked like a super cute puppy which was curious.
It did not go near anyone but it had decided to come near me. I was so excited that I started jumping (even in the water). Unfortunately, I had not realised that I had a camera with me at that moment and I had to take a decent picture capturing the seal. The only picture I have from that moment is below one:
This has been definitely my most favourite moment with the seals. It is a delight to watch them play or even just lazing around doing nothing. If you are visiting Narooma or Bermagui, then I definitely recommend swimming with the seals.
For other things to do in Narooma, refer my guide to explore Narooma and Bermagui.