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Harbour Tours and Seal trips


Harbour Tours and Bird Watching in Chichester

The migrant waders arrive in Chichester Harbour during the Autumn months and stay until early Spring. Oyster Catchers, Dunline, Red Shank, Turn Stone, Green Plover, Curlew are to name but a few. Occasionally during early Autumn and late spring we have visiting osprey stopping on their way north. Another favourite is the peregrine falcons that hunt over the mud flats seeking out the smaller wading birds. There is a strong suspicion they are the same pair that nest on Chichester Cathedral!

During October though to January is the best time for bird watching in the harbour. The Brent geese have arrived in the area already and their numbers will swell!




Harbour Tour trip is £12pp -Max of 10 people on board (45min trip) private charter £140


How to book

If you are interested in coming on board our bird watching trip please contact Adam and his team in the office on 01243 671153, or pop us an email on ahoy@somethingfishy.fish to find out more information and to see what availability we have!


We hope to hear from you soon!


We also offer seal trips between May - October

There is a colony of over 40 Harbour and grey seals in Chichester Harbour: join Something Fishy Fishing Charters for an unforgettable chance to get close to these elusive creatures on one of our magical seal watching trips. Chichester Harbour is a natural haven for the playful seals, for many sea birds and other wildlife - let us help you to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Seals Chichester Harbour boat trips

Your trip will begin from Itchenor. Our journey into the harbour will give you the chance to watch the seals close up  (although we are very careful not to disturb or distress them).


Seal watching trips

These trips take place between May and October, although they must be booked in advance, and may be subject to change if conditions are not suitable. We recommend a summer or early autumn trip if possible to maximise the chance of good visibility!

During the winter months, the seals are in their breading season. They usually become more playful and they develop their thicker, darker coats. The colony is increasing as the mature adults pair up and during our summer time trips we are seeing more and more pups!

Why not bring a picnic and make an occasion of it? We highly recommend a spot of smoked salmon and Prosecco...!

Please call for dates of trips.

Pop us an email on ahoy@somethingfishy.fish or give us a call on 01243 671153 to find out more information and to book your chance to see these elusive and wonderful seals in their natural habitat!