Seal Island Nature Reserve is a small protected area located off the coast of Albany in Western Australia. The reserve covers an area of approximately 12 hectares and is home to a colony of Australian fur seals.
The island is surrounded by rocky cliffs, which provide a natural habitat for the seals. Visitors can take a boat tour to the island to observe the seals in their natural environment. The tours operate during the seal breeding season, which runs from November to January.
In addition to the fur seals, the island is also home to a variety of seabirds, including the white-bellied sea eagle, osprey, and cormorants. Visitors can also see dolphins and whales in the waters surrounding the island.
Seal Island Nature Reserve is an important conservation area, and visitors are encouraged to respect the fragile ecosystem and follow the rules and regulations set out by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The island is closed to the public outside of the designated boat tour season to protect the seals and their habitat.