Bay of Seals

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The north and the location of the Bay of Seals
The north and the location of the Bay of Seals
Bay of Seals
The north and the location of the Bay of Seals

The Bay of Seals is a bay in the north that extends from beyond the Wall to the shores that fall under the domain of House Umber.[1] The Night's Watch have a castle astride it, Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Isles of the bay include Skagos and Skane.[2][3]


The grey and green waters of the Bay of Seals are choppy.[4] The wooded coastline to its south has rocks and whirlpools.[4]

Free folk raiders sometime cross the Bay of Seals in small boats[1][5] and rafts.[6]


According to Jon Snow, free folk have crossed the Bay of Seals to raid the lands of House Umber since the Dawn of Days.[7]

In the Feast of Skane, stoneborn from Skagos raided Skane, allegedly rendering the isle uninhabited.[4][8] Brandon IX Stark, King in the North, stopped Skagosi from raiding the mainland by destroying their ships and denying them the sea.[8]

Galleys from Eastwatch-by-the-Sea caught Cobblecat in the Bay of Seals.[9]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Free folk in little boats cross the Bay of Seals and wash up on Umber lands, causing Hother Umber to demand that a fleet be built to stop the wildlings.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Stannis Baratheon sails from Dragonstone to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.[10]

A Feast for Crows

Samwell Tarly, Gilly, and Maester Aemon sail on Blackbird from Eastwatch across the Bay of Seals to Braavos.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

When the fleet of Salladhor Saan sails south from Eastwatch, Oledo and Old Mother's Son are driven onto Skagos.[11]

A savage storm rages on the Bay of Seals.[12]


It was cold when the wind was blowing, but there was something bracing about the salt smell in the air.[4]

—thoughts of Samwell Tarly