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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
+27 72 296 9132
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Excellent Staff, Amazing Experience

What an amazing experience!!! We got to dive with Animal Ocean on August 31st which was the first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AdvturePioner
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Fort Worth, Texas
Well organised, exciting, great experience.

The entire experience was well organised, professional, safe and interesting. I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nic C
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
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+27 72 296 9132
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience!!! We got to dive with Animal Ocean on August 31st which was the first day they were running this season. The new facility is perfect and had a very warm and welcoming feeling from the time you walk in. The staff...More

Thank AdvturePioner
Kate H, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day AdvturePioner What a lovely review. Thank you ever so much. We hope to see you two again, possibly on a calmer day to avoid the sea sickness. Maybe March/April when the baby seals are in the water. We hope you had a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire experience was well organised, professional, safe and interesting. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to get close to sea life. Rent the camera for the extra R 300 so you can take lots of nice underwater pictures. The equipment was...More

Thank Nic C
Kate H, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day Nic C Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed the experience and the new offices. We hope you have a lovely day further. Kind Regards Kate Animal Ocean

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I had the lucky opportunity to go snorkeling with Animal Ocean a while ago. What an amazing experience! I highly recommend it. Apart from my face being super cold the snorkeling gear provided by Animal Ocean were perfect. The seals were great, not once did...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We were in South Africa for two weeks and we did every activity from bungee jumping, safaris, shark diving etc. We can honestly say this was our favorite activity. The main reason is that this was a natural interaction with the seals in their habitat....More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great activity with great guides and an exhilarating rib boat ride to start. Once we were in the water there were seals everywhere. Just float and they play around us then with us as they are so naturally inquisitive. A throughly worthwhile...More

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 16 May 2017 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 15 May 2017 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 29 April 2017 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 27 April 2017

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 26 April 2017

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

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AmAme
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
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Jolie J
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
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Ashley W
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
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