A chance to see up to 250 seals in the Walton backwaters. The boat takes up to 41 passengers through the backwaters behind the Naze, known as Hamford Water Nature Reserve, where the seals enjoy resting on the mudbanks.

It's easy to reach Seal Watching Harwich, in Harwich, by train. Simply hop on a train to Harwich Town station and then it's not far - just a very short walk through the town.

For more info including times and operating dates, visit Seal Watching Harwich’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Car parking spaces5
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station and on forecourt
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="100 sheffield stand spaces">6&yuml;sheffield stand spaces</span>. Cycle storage available from Stena line</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Departures and arrivals from Harwich Town

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