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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Highly recommended

We had an amazing experience snorkling with seals with Animal Ocean. Everything was well organized... read more

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AgniesG
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A once-in-a-lifetime experience

We had a wonderful time thanks to the lovely, professional, dynamic and passionated team from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charlotte G
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Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cold Atlantic Ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This 3 hour experience is suited for people who are confident swimmers and love the ocean. One of the best activities to do int he Western Cape, Cape Town.
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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed today

We had an amazing experience snorkling with seals with Animal Ocean. Everything was well organized and we felt well taken care of. Simply listen to the instructors and enjoy!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful time thanks to the lovely, professional, dynamic and passionated team from Animal Ocean. The communication with them before our snorkeling trip was really good. We had to reschedule our trip a couple of times, because our plans changed and at all...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Charlotte, It is so wonderful to read such a thoughtful review - we always appreciate the positive appraisals for the work that we do in helping others experience the wildlife and ocean environment of Hout Bay. Thank you for taking the time to let...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If I could go seal snorkelling everyday I definitely would! The ladies who took us out were very kind, caring and great guides. The seals are so cute and so much fun to swim with. Would highly recommend to friends and family.More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there Chloe, Wow, I think we have found a new Seal Snorkeling guide! We love hearing such positive thoughts from customers - it sounds like you had an incredible time with the Animal Ocean team and the Cape Fur seals. Thank you for writing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really an incredible experience. If I've ever got the chance to do it again I would do it without any doubt. The people at animal ocean are really nice and you immediatly realize they do that more by passion then for the money. Instead...More

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1  Thank Loïc M
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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, We so appreciate your comments - the Animal Ocean staff work incredibly hard and it is so lovely to be commended for the work we do in sharing this special experience with others! Please do join us if you are ever visiting Cape...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the whole it was a great experience, the team are extremely professional and look after the trippers. Personally I expected too much of myself, I hadn't been swimming for over 30yrs till that day. The wet suit was so tight on me I could...More

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1  Thank Colin W
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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there Colin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your advice for fellow travellers and adventure enthusiasts! The ocean can be quite choppy at Duiker Island, and this activity does require some level of competence in the water...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an Incredible day & experience very friendly staff who made the day enjoyable and would love too to it all again. Thank you 😊

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1  Thank Lucy P
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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Lucy, Thanks so much for your rating and review - we love to hear that you had a wonderful time with the Animal Ocean staff and the Cape Fur seals! Thanks for joining us! Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good. Safety uppermost. Water clear and thus the seals were seen very close. Friendly, inquisitive animals.

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there Kenneth, We love your review heading! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and sealing the deal as the best intro! We are happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was nervous to go out on the boat but the ride to the island was short. The guides and boat driver were very patient when I took my time to get into the water and then when my kids were cold after 15 minutes...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed review. We are so glad to have shared this experience with you even though you felt a little nervous - well done for taking part! It is always wonderful to hear feedback about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most amazing experience, we absolutely loved it! You feel completely safe and the seals are so friendly and curious, you entirely forget where you are! I would recommend this to everyone visiting Cape Town, I will definitely do it again!More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Lauren, I am so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience - we love sharing the excitement of snorkeling with the friendly Cape Fur seals with our visitors! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great that we got to be so close to the Cape Fur Seals. The staff chose an excellent spot to snorkel with them. I love the fact they offer to pour hot water on us after we were in the super cold Atlantic...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there Samantha, Thank you for joining us to snorkel with the Cape Fur seals - it seems that you had a wonderful time despite the cold water! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for your comments and rating! Kind...More

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Suzy W
25 April 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Hi Suzy, Yes, our equipment includes a 3mm neoprene vest, a 5mm full body wetsuit with hood, boots, gloves and mask and snorkel. We have warm water on board to pour inside your wetsuits and onto your hands and feet after... More
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Suzy W
28 March 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Hi Suzy W The trips in November start at 8:30. Please check out our website for all bookings. We look forward to you joining us. Kind Regards Kate Animal Ocean
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Katie D
4 March 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Good Day Thank you for the question. The ride can be bumpy, it depends on the conditions on the day. If there is wind or swell the ride can be very bumpy, if there is no wind it can be like a lake. Unfortunately this means... More
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