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Address: | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
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+27 72 296 9132
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for...

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 half day excursion is suited for people who are strong swimmers and love the ocean.

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A must do when in Cape Town

I was a little scared before going there. However, the staff is very professional, service minded, and attentive. The give the needed information about security and how to respect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Allan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a little scared before going there. However, the staff is very professional, service minded, and attentive. The give the needed information about security and how to respect the seals and their surroundings. The dive close to a small rocky island was a wonderful experience. The seals swam and played in front of you and some of them came... More 

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Thank Allan K
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A one of a kind experience to snorkel real up close with the seals, other than the choppy and rather cold water. Highly recommended!

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Thank ascapade
Mijas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got recommended to go Seal Snorkling with Animal Ocean. And I'm so glad I did it. You leave from Hout Bay and get suited up with a wet suit, boots, gloves, hood, and you really need it as the water was only 10ºC and this was summer! I rented a GoPro for ZAR 350, which I was very glad... More 

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Nottingham, England.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Believe everything you read... this is an incredible experience, one of the highlights of our two-week trip (and that is saying something as we had the best time!!) The staff are fun, friendly and professional - always making you feel safe and relaxed. The check-in process is simple and smooth, and the kit is all of the highest quality. We... More 

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Thank Happy_Jax
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to snorkelling with the seals since booking our flights to South Africa, and they didn't disappoint! You really are swimming with the seals, not just looking at them from a distance! They aren't shy and do come up close, but never threatening! They seem very happy to have visitors. The staff are very friendly, enthusiastic and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were surrounded by sea lions circling us doing flips and surfing the waves. The sea lions were very interactive! Highly recommend for all ages. Cold waters but you are wrapped up in wetsuits head to toe and they give u warm water in your wetsuit after and got chocolate to warm up!!!!

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Thank Amy A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Believe the reviews - this is such an amazing experience I haven't stopped going on about it since! The staff are super friendly and incredibly knowledgable about the seals and their habitat. I hate open water but was put completely at ease by the staff members who make you feel very safe. The seals are very inquisitive and swim right... More 

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Steve B, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Hi There Kateshilts Thank you for the wonderful review. You make all of us smile and appreciate our jobs even more. We are very happy you had a great time and the staff, Cape Fur Seals and I hope to see you again in the future. Have a wonderful holiday and day. Kind Regards Kate Animal Ocean More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss it. The experience was amazing, the seals are quiet goofy and curious and will get really close to you. Team is great, supports you if you are not the greatest snorkeler (like me) and give you a better understanding for these beautiful creatures.

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Thank barbaraspb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must do once in a lifetime experience.Dont be scared the seal interaction is amazing and the safety taken into every concideration.Great staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Myself and my partner absolutely loved the seal dive. They seemed a bit timid at first but shortly after we were in the water they all seemed to start swimming around and getting more comfortable. I definitely recommend bringing or renting a GoPro so you can get some amazing videos and snapshots like we did. I also expected the water... More 

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