Water activity

Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Activity provider: Seal Snorkeling Cape Town
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From £39.43 per person

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime Cape Town adventure trip to snorkel and swim with the ocean's friendliest creatures, the cape fur seal. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or an ocean lover, this excursion should be on your itinerary.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Duiker Island, a small area teeming with Cape Fur Seals
  • Go snorkelling in the natural habitat of the these seals and watch them play and interact
  • Enjoy hot chocolate on board after snorkelling
Full description
Let an experienced crew take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - come face-to-face with the ocean's friendliest animal, the cape fur seal. Meet at the local partner's office. Once all the preparations are complete and you are fully briefed in a short training session, your trip will begin. After a scenic boat ride to Duiker Island, a breeding colony for the cape fur seal, you'll have the opportunity to explore underwater life for yourself! Spend approximately one hour in the shallow and clear water, observing and interacting with these amazing animals on their own terms. On the way back, enjoy hot drinks and snacks on board while you share your awesome memories made while snorkeling with these fantastic animals!
  • All necessary snorkeling gear
  • Snacks and hot chocolate on board
  • GoPro Rental
  • Transportation to meeting point
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the Atlantic Boat Club.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All necessary diving gear will be provided on your dive
  • Please provide the correct contact number with country code when booking as this will be needed in case of an emergency
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 142 reviews

Review summary

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It was a really nice experience and I felt comfortable with the guides. It would’ve been good if they would’ve had more warm water on the boat. Also I would’ve wished for a little more smooth tour to the seals island, we were going really fast. It also would’ve been nice knowing that people should house contact lenses if the have sight issues. I loved the activity though!

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1 April 2022

We had a great time! We were quite afraid of freezing water but you get a proper wetsuit so you don't feel cold. It was sooo fun to play around with seals. Especially baby seals are so adorable and happy to play with humans. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! Well deserved 5 stars!

7 March 2022

amazing experience!! The seals were keen to play with us and I never thought that we will be so close to them. I also was a bit of afraid that it might be a bit „unnatural“ in perspective of consciousness and animal safety but u could really see that the seals loved swimming and playing with us :-)

27 February 2020

Product ID: 162429