Tracking the Seals

Magical springtime Arctic sea with its cute seals

Welcome to experience the springtime Arctic Ocean in the Gulf of Bothnia. On board the DMS Matilda, we'll head to the outer sea ice paradise where you can learn about the life of the seals in the Gulf of Bothnia and enjoy the spring sun and fresh sea air. Joining you on the adventure is a professional boat captain and a local seal expert. During the trip, you'll hear many interesting stories about the seals, their habits, and the history of seal hunting. The trips are carried out with safety in mind, and weather conditions are always assessed before departure.

Our seal expert, Juha Vierimaa:

Juha Vierimaa comes from a family of fishermen and seal hunters in Kalajoki and has been in contact with seals since childhood. Juha is also involved in seal research both in the Gulf of Bothnia and with the Saimaa ringed seal. In addition, Juha has acted as an expert in ice conditions and with seals for the Madventures Finland team.

In Juha's words, "Spring and ice are the best things that can be offered to the human mind," and he continues: "Just the world of seals and open sea with ice provides challenges for those who move there. That world is about survival. Knowledge of seals and their behavior will enchant you with its uniqueness."

Our "On the Trail of Seals" trips are unique and carefully planned. Request a quote for your desired time!

The scheduling of the product can be adjusted. When making your request, you can choose your preferred departure time either in the morning or in the afternoon.


Starting from 350€ / person Additional hours 100€ / hour

The price includes boat rides, binoculars for everyone, Perämeri Catering, and the services of a seal expert.


Minimum 4 hours, maximum 8 hours

Means of transportation:

DMS Matilda or Yamarin Cross

Departure point:

Keskuskarintie 166

Driving directions: Turn off from Highway 8 towards the Hiekkasärkät area, near the ABC gas station. Drive straight towards the roundabout. Take the third exit onto Keskuskarintie. Continue straight for about 2 km until you reach Keskuskarin marina. Please be at the marina at least 5 minutes before departure!


Our common safety is important to us. We go through safety factors related to boating with our customers before the departure of the trip. Each customer is also provided with a life jacket before boarding the boat. We also go through the most important safety issues before departure.

If you have any concerns about safety factors related to our trips, please contact us!

We hope that you will come on our trips only when you are healthy. Please also take care of good hand hygiene. We also have hand sanitizers and face masks available as needed.

Any questions in mind?

Contact us

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