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Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Activity provider: Seal Snorkeling Cape Town

From US$ 54.68 per person

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime Cape Town adventure trip to snorkel and swim with the ocean's friendliest creatures, the cape fur seal. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or an ocean lover, this excursion should be on your itinerary.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Duiker Island, a small area teeming with Cape Fur Seals
  • Go snorkeling in the natural habitat of the these seals and watch them play and interact
  • Enjoy hot chocolate on board after snorkelling
Full description
Let an experienced crew take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - come face-to-face with the ocean's friendliest animal, the cape fur seal. Meet at the local partner's office. Once all the preparations are complete and you are fully briefed in a short training session, your trip will begin. After a scenic boat ride to Duiker Island, a breeding colony for the cape fur seal, you'll have the opportunity to explore underwater life for yourself! Spend approximately one hour in the shallow and clear water, observing and interacting with these amazing animals on their own terms. On the way back, enjoy hot drinks and snacks on board while you share your awesome memories made while snorkeling with these fantastic animals!
Includes
  • Guide
  • Boat tour
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snacks and hot chocolate on board
  • GoPro Rental
  • Transportation to meeting point
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your tour at the Atlantic Boat Club.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All necessary diving gear will be provided on your dive
  • Please provide the correct contact number with country code when booking as this will be needed in case of an emergency
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Unique experience! Definitely the highlight of my visit in Cape Town. The staff was great and fun, making sure that we stayed safe. Although the water is freezing, you get a thick warmsuit so it is comfortable while in the water. The seals were very friendly and eager to interact with us!

July 22, 2022

The tour lasted 2 hours but I think it was enough. The guides were great, all the clothes provided were of good quality and you could see the animals well :) I think it's really worth it! And at the end they even gave hot chocolate and a delicious cookie.

May 4, 2022

It was a really nice experience and I felt comfortable with the guides. It would’ve been good if they would’ve had more warm water on the boat. Also I would’ve wished for a little more smooth tour to the seals island, we were going really fast. It also would’ve been nice knowing that people should house contact lenses if the have sight issues. I loved the activity though!

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April 1, 2022

Product ID: 162429