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Drumbeat Charters

Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4441
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The 1 hour seal island cruise is a simple cruise that focuses on 2 attractions- the seal island and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gladyman M
Some seals...

A pleasant trip and luckily there weren't too many people on board. The weather was also playing in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James B
Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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“seal colony” (4 reviews)
“boat trip” (4 reviews)
“fun ride” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4441
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The 1 hour seal island cruise is a simple cruise that focuses on 2 attractions- the seal island and an old shipwreck. It's interesting to hear stories on how seals breed etc but, honestly, it's as good as the price- just R90 per adult. The...More

Thank Gladyman M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant trip and luckily there weren't too many people on board. The weather was also playing in our favour which made the trip a lot more pleasant. The wreck of the barge was cool to see up close as well. Seal Island was interesting...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to visit “seal island” and a shipwreck from 1994. Some people got sea sick because of the rough waters. Part of that is due to that they serve food and drinks on board. It’s an hour tour.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a great time seeing the seals and the wreck, what value for money, a long, interesting and relaxing boat trip.... Highly recommended... I will definitely be back.

Thank Nadine O
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This was an activity we did whenever our cage shark diving tour was cancelled. If you've ever seen the sea lions in San Francisco, then I'd say they are similar. The boat ride was fun, and you booked whenever you got there. Fun, but not...More

Thank Brooks W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited Hout Bay on red bus tour and as we had seen this boat trip on tv before we travelled to SA, we didn't want to miss it. Unfortunately when we went to book, we were advised that the area around the Seal Island had...More

Thank Jonofromcas
Drumbeat_Charters, Owner at Drumbeat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. we are really glad you enjoyed the trip with us even though the sea was very rough that day.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

nice little boat to seal island, not expensive at all. saw plenty of seals and had loads of time for photo's.

Thank trig29
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went on this tour whilst we were travelling from Hout Bay towards Cape Point on a day tour. We arrived just before the boat was setting sail and was admittedly some of the last passengers to board. We found it to be very crowded...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The Hout Bay cruise is an opportunity to see the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat. In this bay, Duiker Island is a sanctuary for Cape Fur Seals and for numerous species of birds.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Drumbeat Charters was overall a good boat company among others in the Hout Harbour, which offered us a nice boat ride to the seal island close to the port!

Thank Alex K
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10 February 2015|
Response from Isaac v | Reviewed this property |
Hi TitoRon, You do not have to make a booking beforehand, but if want a guaranteed date and time to take your family on drummbeat charteres, it's best you make a booking with them. I've just checked their website for you... More
Pamela R
27 January 2015|
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Response from Flitz8 | Reviewed this property |
Hello It will be recommended to make a booking so that you don't miss out The times are listed on there website as well as number to contact them Times are 8.30,9.15, 10, 10.45