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Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience

Courtown, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Krysten

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Seal Rescue Ireland's brand new, engaging experience, great for adults and kids aged 2 and up, gives you the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close, get involved in the rehabilitation process, and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Your experience will begin with a behind the scenes tour of the hospital where you'll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. You will then be led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they'll need to flourish in the wild!

As Ireland moves into Level 3, we are happy to be able to continue offering our outdoor Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience daily to Wexford residents. We kindly ask our supporters from outside Co. Wexford to hold off on booking an experience with us until travel restrictions permit.

Maximum 6 ppl per session

*This is an outdoor activity, please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.*

Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and children under 2 are not permitted in the behind-the-scenes areas.

Not all behind the scenes areas are wheelchair accessible. If you are a wheelchair/crutch user, please contact us prior to booking.
Other things to note
Must be accompanied by a legal guardian if under the age of 16.
Under 2s are not able to come on the whole behind-the-scenes experience.
Seal Rescue Ireland's brand new, engaging experience, great for adults and kids aged 2 and up, gives you the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close, get involved in the rehabilitation process, and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Your experience will begin with a behind the scenes tour of the hospital where you'll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to ke…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Latex gloves

Meet your host, Krysten

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Krysten is the Education Manager at Seal Rescue Ireland.

SRI is active in educating the public on threats facing marine life and promoting ocean conservation and sustainability in order to protect our seas and all who inhabit them. SRI strives to forge a connection between the public and our marine mammal patients, to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues including climate change, ocean pollution and threats to biodiversity, to protect seals in the wild. SRI’s work is made possible almost entirely due to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of public donations.
Krysten is the Education Manager at Seal Rescue Ireland.

SRI is active in educating the public on threats facing marine life and promoting ocean conservation and sustainability in order to protect our seas and all who inhabit them. SRI strives to forge a connection between the public and our marine mammal patients, to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues including climate change, ocean pollution and threats to biodiversity, to protect seals in the wild. SRI’s work is m…
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From €20
/ person
Fri, 14 May
€20 per person
10:00 - 11:00
Join 3 other guests
€20 per person
Fri, 14 May
€20 per person
15:00 - 16:00
€20 per person
Fri, 14 May
€20 per person
17:00 - 18:00
Join 4 other guests
€20 per person

About the organisation: Seal Rescue Ireland



Seal Rescue Ireland is a charity that rescues, rehabilitates and releases native seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, they respond to reports nationwide and promote ocean conservation and sustainability through active education, community engagement and research programmes. Registered Charity No. 20108519

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Seal Rescue Ireland.
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Where you'll be

A member of our team will come out to meet you about 10 minutes prior to the experience start time. The meeting point is the big green gate next to the Playground in the Leisure Centre Car Park (also near the main entrance to the Courtown Woods). The gate will be locked, but the team will come and unlock it for you. The rest of the Team will be ready for you at the Seal Rescue Centre for the experience in our centre (behind the leisure centre).

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 269 reviews.

Marie
May 2021
This tour is brilliant! Very informative and great to learn about the seals. Our guide Mark was so knowledgeable about the seals. Great experience to get to feed the seals. Very interactive experience. Would definitely reccomend!
Tiffany
May 2021
Amazing experience, extremely informed anloved meeting all of the seals. We learned loads and all questions were welcomed by the team. Will be recommending to a friend.
Niamh
May 2021
It was amazing experience, my boyfriend and I went to the experience on a date and it was the most fun one we’ve ever had, the girl doing the tour was great and so nice and friendly, it was so interesting and seals were adorable we even adopted one in the end, definitely will be coming back
It was amazing experience, my boyfriend and I went to the experience on a date and it was the most fun one we’ve ever had, the girl doing the tour was great and so nice and friendl…
Siofra
May 2021
We throughly enjoyed our time at Seal rescue. My 5 kids ( and myself ) were very well informed about the seals and the role of the rescue centre. We loved that there was a focus on what we can do to help too! The staff were all very welcoming and accommodating. Overall a great afternoon spent. Highly recommend.
We throughly enjoyed our time at Seal rescue. My 5 kids ( and myself ) were very well informed about the seals and the role of the rescue centre. We loved that there was a focus on…
Orlaith
May 2021
Really nice experience, great for kids. The people there were all really nice, the information about the seals was interesting and we got to prepare their food and feed them. Overall it was really enjoyable, very relaxed and comfortable
Sofi
May 2021
This is one of the best experiences you can do in Wexford. We live in an island and sometimes lose sight of the fact that we share that island with many animals that have the right to exist in safe and healthy surroundings. You will get to learn about the seals, see them being nursed to health and feed them which is all done under the supervision of SRI staff who are knowledgeable and passionate about the wellfare of these animals. Loved it.
This is one of the best experiences you can do in Wexford. We live in an island and sometimes lose sight of the fact that we share that island with many animals that have the right…

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  • Fri, 14 May
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join 3 other guests
    €20 per person
  • Fri, 14 May
    15:00 - 16:00
    €20 per person
  • Fri, 14 May
    17:00 - 18:00
    Join 4 other guests
    €20 per person
  • Sat, 15 May
    10:00 - 11:00
    €20 per person
  • Sat, 15 May
    17:00 - 18:00
    Join 5 other guests
    €20 per person
  • Sun, 16 May
    12:30 - 13:30
    €20 per person
  • Sun, 16 May
    15:00 - 16:00
    €20 per person
  • Sun, 16 May
    17:00 - 18:00
    €20 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Face Mask

Comfortable, Ideally Closed-Toed Shoes