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Swim with Seals provided by Offshore Adventures

Swim with Seals
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About
Enjoy a scenic boat ride to Robberg Nature reserve and marine protected area and Snorkel among bundles of playful fur seals!! Plettenberg bay, Garden Route, South Africa. No experience required!! We supply all the equipment required including wetsuits in wide variety of sizes. Suitable for children from 6 years.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56399P2
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Souvenir photos
  • Entry/Admission - Robberg Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Plettenberg Bay
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Offshore Adventures, Hopwood St, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Souvenir photos
  • Entry/Admission - Robberg Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Plettenberg Bay
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Offshore Adventures, Hopwood St, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Offshore Adventures
    Hopwood St, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
    See address & details
  • 1
    Robberg Nature Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Offshore Adventures
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Rebecca W
Manchester, UK42 contributions
Absolutely Fantastic
Absolutely fantastic morning with Tristan and the team. We had a brilliant morning with the guys, learning about the seal colony, meeting our surprise guest (Solo the elephant seal) who put on quite a show for us, and swimming with the seals. Tristan was a fantastic guide and was so very patient and kind with the group who were new to sea swimming. Couldn’t fault the team, the equipment or the boat. Thank you so much!
Written 4 November 2021
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SwimWithSeals
Thank you for your kind review!
Written 5 November 2021
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Josh
1 contribution
An Unforgettable Experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
My wife and I do a lot of travelling in search for epic adventures and this has to be one of our top experiences yet! Getting to be up close and personal with these beautiful creatures was just incredible! The crew were super informative and helpful and made us feel very relaxed and safe. Thank you offshore adventures! - Life Of Betts
Written 22 August 2021
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SwimWithSeals
Thank you for your kind review! Glad you enjoyed your tour with us!
Written 30 August 2021
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Mark B
Maseru, Lesotho63 contributions
Awesome experience
Dec 2020
I was looking forward to this activity the most from my plans on the garden route. I had to move the date as I had mechanical issues and the company, through whatsapp, where very flexible and supportive of this change.

They were very organised. They do 3 sessions a day and from the boat being launched from the beach to the seals to the return 'beaching' of the boat, the crew were professional, informative, flexible and fun to be around. I highly recommend this company to do you seal swim with.

They cater to people not comfortable with swimming. It might seem overwhelming with the MANY seals swimming around you but you get used to it. Some of them get a little bitey but nothing dangerous or serious, they are wild afterall and curious of us as we are of them.
Written 12 January 2021
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SwimWithSeals
Thank you for your very kind review! Happy you could get your car sorted and join us for a playful seal swim. Hope to see you again soon :)
Written 13 January 2021
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cindHoffmann
Brenton-on-Sea, South Africa46 contributions
Wonderful experience for all ages & fitness levels
We were a family party of 5 from a 3 year old to an 83 year old - every single one of us loved the experience! The guys were great with toddler & great granny and made the trip so special for them both.
It’s amazing value for money - the cost of a pizza and a drink gets you up close and personal with the seal colony - the babies were too sweet - as well as an adrenalin filled boat ride.
I can’t recommend this highly enough
Written 8 January 2021
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SwimWithSeals
So glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Hope to see you again!
Written 9 January 2021
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Jordyn
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Incredible seal experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
Today my sister, boyfriend and I went on the swimming with the seals trip with Tristan. It was my second time and the first for the others. It’s the most incredible experience! The seals are so playful and come up and stare into your eyes! Tristan was so kind and knowledgeable. He made us feel safe and was super helpful. I can’t fault them. Their customer service was incredible from booking to the actual trip. I will go again and again. Hopefully next year for my third time :) Will always recommend!
Written 15 December 2020
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SwimWithSeals
So glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Thank you for supporting Offshore Adventures! Hope to see you next year!
Written 16 December 2020
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Louis H
Hermanus, South Africa3 contributions
I totally underrated it
Oct 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed it and could get up close to the seals. The guide was well informed and we felt save.
Written 30 October 2020
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SwimWithSeals
Glad you enjoyed your tour! Thanks for supporting us!!!
Written 31 October 2020
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laurennicole228
Tallahassee, FL4 contributions
Such a cool experience!
Really enjoyed diving with the seals! They were so cool and the guides, tristan and redderick were super professional. From the boat trip to the actual snorkeling, definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend if you’re in the area 😄
Written 15 October 2020
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SwimWithSeals
Glad you enjoyed your tour with us!
Written 16 October 2020
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Azzarius
1 contribution
Great white shark bait
Oct 2020
How stupid dangerous is swimming with seals?! I mean they're the primary diet of Great white sharks!!! It's irresponsible to take the public anywhere near the waters of a seal colony.
Written 3 October 2020
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SwimWithSeals
Hi. It's unfortunate that you feel this way. And you are entitled to your opinion. Your review is damaging to our business and the people that love to swim with seals. We have been operating for years and have had amazing experiences. Shark activity increases during June and July here and we stop our swimming tours during those months. But like I said you are entitled to your opinion. Have a great day!
Written 4 October 2020
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Sarah
Kempten, Germany6 contributions
Must do in Plett
Feb 2020 • Couples
We recently went on a trip to swim with the seals and I must say it was one of the most amazing things to do on our South Africa trip. We were so lucky to swim with the little seal pups and had such a great time. Very knowledgeable guides and great fun! Would 100% recommend.
Written 18 February 2020
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Suna K
Sewanee, TN4 contributions
Seal-tasting!!
We were super late for our appointment with the team accommodating us in on the next adventure. Honestly the highlight of our trip. Interacting with frolicking seals and leaning about these amazing creatures were just fantastic. My 12 and 14 year old sons loves it. Thank you team. ❤️
Written 17 February 2020
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Gary S
Gary S
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Dive with seals
Tristan, our guide, and his colleague the skipper were both friendly and capable. The setup is good and the boat,
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Great and much cheaper than in Cape Town
100% recommend. A bit colder than I expected but fun! The staff is very helpful. One of the brightest moment of our
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Mobile03943448316
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Swim with seals
great trip to swim with the seals at Robberg. Boat trip was nice and the swimming with playing seals was really bi
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Swimming with seals
This was great fun. Not often you get to see up close and swim with hundreds of gorgeous friendly seals and pups. I
1ndytraveller
1ndytraveller
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Swimming with 100s of seals
It was a great trip in Jan 2018! The staff took care of my 6 yr old very well! We enjoyed the trip as a family!! It
Smoelhaas
Smoelhaas
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Unique experience
Safe, professional and well organized. And so much fun! Seals are really curious so they come up close to you and p
Alison G
Alison G
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Swimming with Seals 👌
My husband and I did this excursion a few weeks ago and it was brilliant. We had booked the midday trip and they
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enjoyed it very much. swimming with seals!
had a good time with seals.Family enjoyed it very much.Interacting with seals was good. need more time for photos.
cilve85
cilve85
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Dream come true!
This is a must do if you love nature and animals. Best thing is.. the puppy’s of the sea or free to come and go wh
Voyager742836
Voyager742836
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Wonderful experience
I have always wanted to swim with the seals. I really enjoyed the expereince. Unfortunately the visibility was poor
Chris P
Chris P
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Excellent experience
Well organised and run trip, with knowledgeable and helpful staff.The boat was quick and of a high spec.The swimmin
Navigator46378183384
Navigator46378183384
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Amazing trip
Amazing trip and better than expected. Would definitely recommend. Really cool experience seeing the seals so close
Sherpa42276637160
Sherpa42276637160
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Great experience
I have already been twice and now booked my third dive experience always amazing and run by lovely knowledgable peo
RobertAxen68
RobertAxen68
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Swim with seals
A really cool experience to swim with seals. It was really fun and it is highly recommended. Offshore adventure was
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Great experience!
Seals are really friendly and we had a great time! It is better to take your own water resist camera, since the pho
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