Welcome to the Southern Elephant Seals of Sealion island

These fascinating giants are truly impressive and have given so much pleasure to tourists, television articles and scientists over decades. The Southern Elephant Seals have now been monitored & studied over 18 years by Dr's Filippo Galimberti & Simona Sanvito Elephant Seal Research Group , for detailed info please see www.eleseal.org

Spoil yourself, visit our giants on Sealion Island 2011.

Many photographers like to come early season to capture the fights between the bull seals - all our penguins are back too and birds are mating and nesting. Don't miss a chance of a lifetime watching the behaviour of these enormous Elephant Seals so close. The beauty of Sea Lion Island is you can watch in the comfortable surrounding of Sea Lion Lodge through the window, whilst waiting for your Breakfast! Plan your day accordingly...

Don't forget, Your remote but your comfortable with spectacular close up views. Sealion Lodge what better ?

Spectacular times to visit Elephant Seals September through to November, Orcas ( December )

September onwards is a spectacular time to visit and see the start of the Elephant Seal breeding season in progress - large males of 3-4 tonnes pegging out territory and Orcas cruising off shore.

Large male Elephant Seals (alpha males) start arriving back late August to set up harems on the beaches.

First females in pup arrive early September and pup until end of November with the peak being 22 October.

Females suckle their pups for 22 days, mate and leave Pups stay on the beach for another 8-10 weeks until they go to sea to feed.

At the peak of the breeding season, 22 Oct there are some 1800 seals on the beach.

Elephant Seal Scientists here from 1 September to first week December to monitor and study the whole breeding season.

The large males have vicious fights to keep their harems in Sept/Oct/Nov.

ORCAS - around Sept - end March but best time to see them taking the pups is mid November to end December when weaned pups practise swimming on pools and are close to the shore. They are spotted in close most days looking for females leaving and any other source of food - maybe penguins.