Water activity

Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

Activity provider: Seal Snorkeling Cape Town
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From US$ 57.40 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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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 snorkeling 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!
  • Guide
  • Boat tour
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snacks and hot chocolate on board
  • GoPro Rental
  • Transportation to meeting point

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside Hout Bay Harbour, right next to the Ground Up Café.

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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 187 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Stunning! You MUST do it! If in doubt, I've never done anything like this before. I said I was scared and the guide was immediately assigned to me, who never took his eyes off me. My partner had a panic attack during the dive which was recognized immediately and he was pulled straight out of the water. He showed me all the great stuff underwater. No matter what; you are safe with them! I felt so safe Very, very great team!!! The animals swim under or next to you and as long as you behave in a certain way, so many will pass by. The instruction and the handling of the board are really great. Would do it again and again! Keep it up! wow really wow!

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January 12, 2023

The seal colony also consisted of 5-6000 animals, in the water at first 25-30. You were taken to the small islands in a rubber dinghy (10 minutes), spent about 1 hour in the water with the seals (Neo was warm enough) and it was a great experience for children and adults

January 7, 2023

Unique experience! Definitely the highlight of my visit in Cape Town. The staff was great and fun, making sure that we stayed safe. Although the water is freezing, you get a thick warmsuit so it is comfortable while in the water. The seals were very friendly and eager to interact with us!

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 162429