Sippin’ for Seals

Enjoy delectable bites prepared by local chefs, sip on cool cocktails by the sea, and dance the night away to live music under our festive seaside tent in support of the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue program.

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 6pm - 9pm

An evening of dancing and dining under our festive seaside tent!

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! Enjoy fabulous bites prepared by chefs from your favorite local restaurants, sip on a cool cocktail by the sea, and dance the night away to live music. Held under the Center’s festive seaside tent located on the rocky shore of Odiorne Point State Park, you cannot beat the ocean view and relaxed atmosphere.

Along with a tasty array of tapas, the Atlantic Grill’s master bartender will concoct a special cocktail just for the event. While food and beverages are included in the ticket price, you’ll want to purchase tickets to try your luck at winning your favorite bottle of wine in the Wall of Wine Raffle.

You can purchase a signature seal light-up pin for $20 and join in on the fun and games of our Heads-or-Tails Raffle (details below) for your chance to win the grand raffle prize basket.

We’ve made it easy for you to become an ambassador of our Marine Mammal Rescue program when you purchase your ticket, during the event, or you can donate now. Check out our Fund a Marine Mammal Rescue Need list below to find out how far amount you choose to donate will help.

All proceeds from Sippin’ for Seals benefits our Marine Mammal Rescue program. The seals can’t pay to be rescued, so we rely on our community to help keep our Rescue Team ready to respond to every marine mammal that hauls out or strands on the New Hampshire coast. Your support also allows our Team collect important data for a national database that is used to assess health trends of marine mammals and the ocean environment.

Tickets are $50 per person. You must be 21 or over to attend.

Tickets go on sale in April.

Special thanks to our 2016 event sponsors:

Harp Seal (Three Star) Sponsors
Comcast, Liberty Lane Catering, New Hampshire State Parks, Prime Buchholz, z107 and 95.3 The Bull

Grey Seal (Two Star) Sponsors
Atlantic Grill, Chill Catering, The Crab Shack Band, Event Lighting Concepts, Everyday Details, Grace Limousine, Physical Science Inc.

Harbor Seal (One Star) Sponsors
Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, Blue Mermaid Island Grill, Boston Beer Company, Cummings Lamont & McNamee PA, DeeLuxe Bartending and Events Specialist, Divine Inspirations, Exeter Events and Tents, F as in Flowers, Foster’s Clambakes and Catering, Horizon Beverage, Las Olas Taqueria, Lindt Chocolatier, McLane Middleton PA, Mombo Restaurant, NH Distributors, PCG IT, Ricci Lumber, Rich Demarco UBS, River House Restaurant, Samdperil & Welch PLLC, The Sartorelli Family, Seaport Fish, Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth, Take Away Cafe, Tapsnap, The White Apron, Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique

Watch this short video to learn about Sippin’ for Seals 2016.


Heads or Tails
Purchase a blinking seal pin ($20) to enter the game. The winner will receive the fabulous Heads or Tails grand prize basket.

How does it work? Everyone wearing a blinking seal pin will come to the dance floor. Our MC will ask you to put your hands on your head or your tail. Then, he/she will flip a coin and call out if it came up heads or tails. Participants whose choice matches the coin flip remain in the game—everyone else leaves the dance floor. The game continues until there is one person standing—the grand prize winner!

Fund a Marine Mammal Rescue Need

$50One month of 24/7 hotline service
$100A triage kit to support one animal
$500Transportation for one sick or injured animal
$1,000Training and supplies for all of the MMR volunteers
$2,000Basic training for one MMR team member
$3,000Advanced training for one MMR staff member
$5,000Educate the public about marine mammal safety

Donate now.