Garden Route
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Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

1. Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

Go swimming with seals in Plettenberg Bay, a fun and playful experience for all involved. Meet at the local office to take care of the paperwork and pick up all your equipment. Your group will depart by boat from Central Beach aboard the Robberg Express for an exciting beach launch. Head towards Robberg Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area, home to approximately 6000 Cape fur seals.   Accompanied by a qualified divemaster, hop into the water and enjoy 30 minutes of amazing animal interaction among bundles of playful, inquisitive fur seals. Have the ultimate wild animal encounter in their natural environment and without altering their natural behaviours.

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Plettenberg Bay: Seal Colony Viewing Excursion

2. Plettenberg Bay: Seal Colony Viewing Excursion

Head out to Robberg Marine Protected Area to view a colony of 6,000 Cape fur seals. Meet at the office on Hopwood street to fill out the necessary paperwork before making your way to the boat. Board the Robberg Express at Central Beach and head out through the surf to the seal colony. On the way, take in beautiful views of the coast’s sandy beaches and rocky platforms.   Experienced guides on board will be able to answer all your questions and take great pictures of your experience. Observe these wild animals lazing in the sun, swimming, and playing with each other — they may even come up to the boat to say hello.

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Plettenberg Bay: Guided Seal Swimming Experience

3. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Seal Swimming Experience

You'll begin by meeting your group and guide at Hobie Beach, Plettenberg Bay. From there you'll simply sign in, grab your wet suit, mask, and fins, and go. You'll then take an exciting boat ride to the colony, which is situated on the Robberg Peninsula. Whilst traveling your guide will take over as everyone jumps into the water to begin the experience. The seals get very exited, and love playing with swimmers when they visit. This is bound to be one of the most rewarding marine mammal experience you will ever have, and following the swim you'll take a 20-minute scenic boat ride back to the beach where a fresh-water shower will be waiting.

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What people are saying about Garden Route

Also look for the activity where you can swim with the seals. If your fit enough to climb in and out of an inflatable, this option would be better. We are both in our 60's and loved this trip. The launch and docking are exceptionally good fun - I'll say no more apart you need to experience it! The time looking at the seals passed very quickly - there's so much to see, and watching the seals play was delightful. Great fun!

We came across the tour quite by accident and it was more than worth it. Our guide Ryn explained a lot about animals and their habitat, showed us a lot in the water (how the animals react when to which movements) and made great pictures. We had bad luck with the weather and the water was very cold despite the wetsuit but everything else was great. PS: the seals stink extremely .. haha

really fun experience. staff were really friendly, the boat ride was fun and interacting with the seals was great.

Excellent experience. Instructor was amazing friendly helpful and knowledgable

Very well organized, good material, highly recommended!