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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

#1 of 13 Tours in Hout Bay Features Animals
| Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
+27 72 296 9132
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Simply Fantastic!!!

The seal snorkelling takes place at Duiker Island with thousands of seals on the island (really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Awesome experience

One of the best activity one can possibly do in Cap Town. The tour is very well organized and easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
+27 72 296 9132
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seal snorkelling takes place at Duiker Island with thousands of seals on the island (really just a big rock) and in the water. The Animal Ocean team were friendly, professional and just brought an all around great energy to what was a fantastic time....More

Thank yummyanj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best activity one can possibly do in Cap Town. The tour is very well organized and easy to book. Water is not too cold thanks to the thick wetsuit they give. We swam with hundreds of seals. Must do.

Thank PascalMaldives
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful staff, explaining everything in an understandable english. Got equipment that fitted me, and the wet suit kept me warm the whole time. I were in the water until we had to go back. I loved it. The seals are swimming around you, across...More

Thank Sina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This extremely well-organized adventure was very exciting. Close-up experiences with seals and a beautiful boat ride to the island. Thanks so much animal ocean!

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seal snorkeling was an amazing experience. From experiencing the unique environment of Hout Bay to zooming under the magnificent cliffs of Chapman's Peak the morning was a highlight from beginning to end. It was incredible to interact with such inquisitive and playful animals, particularly in...More

1  Thank snapeel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and a bunch of friends recently went snorkeling with the seals at Animal Ocean and it was fantastic! Our trip leader, Steve's passion for the ocean and its wildlife is infectious, and we soon found out why... We dropped anchor next to a small...More

Thank LukeBoyle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an extrodinary experience, swimming with these playful creatures. It's a great time of year to go as the pups are just old enough to start swimming and they are really inquisitive. The trip was fantastic with friendly, knowledgeable guides who put your safety first;...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first walked up to a little tent on the side of the water I thought "Uh-oh" but this outfitter is just amazing! They have a wonderful crew of attentive people who helped get me into my suit and gave a brief safety review...More

1  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience. Even for someone who is in the ocean often, going surfing and bodysurfing, this was such a treat. I used to be a little frightened of seals when I saw them while surfing, but now I realized they are just curious and...More

Thank ngtina88
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was hands down one of the coolest things I've ever done in water!!!! We happened to be lucky and go at a time where the baby pups were just learning how to swim and were incredibly playful and adorable. We honestly must have seen...More

Thank Krista M
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Hello. I am so looking forward to join this trip. One question tho, might be dumb to ask, but do they bite? I read in one review (in other area) that they got bitten. Would it be something that we should be concern? Thank you.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Good Morning AmAme Thank you for the question, no question is dumb. The pups start getting in the water in March, which means they are very curious and interested in checking out what and who we are. They do not bite and... More
Jolie J
Hello, I will be in Cape Town from Sep 9 to 14. Do you think Sep is good for snorkeling or diving with seals? We have our diving licenses but also enjoy snorkeling so I wanted to know which do you recommend most for enjoying the seals to the fullest, snorkeling or diving? Thank you!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Good Morning Jolie J It is only about 2-5 metres deep were we snorkel. I would recommend snorkeling, we do also have weight belts on the boat if you would like to free dive down. The seals float at the surface soaking up... More
Ashley W
Hello! I'm thinking of booking a trip on a Friday in March, and I was planning to visit the Bay Harbour market as well. However, I'd like to know if it is safe to travel back to my hotel in Cape Town Central from the market at night. This would be helpful in deciding what time slot I'd like to book for the seal snorkeling. Also, on the website, it says a person should be a "competent swimmer" to go seal snorkeling. What exactly is your definition of a "competent swimmer"? Thanks so much!
2 March 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hi Ashley Thanks for the question. The Bay Harbour Market is safe. If leaving at night I'd try park you car near the entrance and travel with a group or with other market goers. If you were taking an Uber, they will pick... More