Water activity

Plettenberg Bay: Seal Colony Viewing Excursion

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Offshore Adventures

Plettenberg Bay: Seal Colony Viewing Excursion

Activity provider: Offshore Adventures

From US$ 29.32 per person

Jump on a boat and visit Robberg Marine Protected Area to visit a colony of over 6,000 Cape fur seals. Observe these playful animals in their natural habitat and take home free pictures from your excursion.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take an exciting boat ride along the coast of South Africa
  • Watch as these playful animals interact in their natural habitat
  • Ask any questions of your knowledgable guides on board
Full description
Head out to Robberg Marine Protected Area to view a colony of 6,000 Cape fur seals. Meet at the office on Hopwood street to fill out the necessary paperwork before making your way to the boat. Board the Robberg Express at Central Beach and head out through the surf to the seal colony. On the way, take in beautiful views of the coast’s sandy beaches and rocky platforms.   Experienced guides on board will be able to answer all your questions and take great pictures of your experience. Observe these wild animals lazing in the sun, swimming, and playing with each other — they may even come up to the boat to say hello.
  • Boat ride
  • Photographs from excursion
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There are locker facilities at the office for any important items you don't want to take out to sea.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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An exciting launch and trip to the seals. Hundreds and hundreds of seals - on the rocks, in the water - there's also the chance of seeing dolphins and whales - we saw two different species of dolphins. Captain and guide were very knowledgeable and the ride ended with an interesting twist.

November 6, 2022

Also look for the activity where you can swim with the seals. If your fit enough to climb in and out of an inflatable, this option would be better. We are both in our 60's and loved this trip. The launch and docking are exceptionally good fun - I'll say no more apart you need to experience it! The time looking at the seals passed very quickly - there's so much to see, and watching the seals play was delightful. Great fun!

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February 10, 2020

We only booked the "viewing". But you can still consider on site whether you want to swim with the fur seals. The appropriate upgrade is not a problem. Showers and moving cabins are available on site. "Observer" and "snorkeler" sit together in the boat. Very nice and well organized excursion.

December 14, 2019

Product ID: 311528