We always knew swimming with seals was amazing, but getting the world it takes time and effort. We are so happy to have Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean a TOP CHOICE from Lonely Planet. ... See MoreSee Less
We at Animal Ocean are always humbled by the amazing reviews our guests post on TripAdvisor about how we operate and most importantly the SEALS ! and we can't thank you enough. As he season comes close to its end, we are planning for a bigger and better Summer season 2015/16
“OMG - A must do trip" - 5 of 5 stars - by Oundle-Owls
I am not at all sure I have the words to describe how amazing this experience is.
The guys at Animal Ocean are extremely professional and make sure you get a good briefing before you go anywhere near a wet suit. The kit is first rate, with full wet suits (hood, gloves and boots) fins, mask and snorkel provided. They even carry weights in the boat so you can dive down if you feel confident to do so.
They also hire out GoPro’s. As I had a dive camera I didn’t bother, but deeply regret it now. You must hire one. If you are a first time GoPro user they give a quick class on the quayside.
The seals are only a 5 – 10 min speedboat ride away. You get about 1½hrs in the water and this goes in a blink. Within minutes of getting in the water you are surrounded by seals coming to check you out. I was there in March and this is a great time for the seal pups in the water. I had a pup play with me for about 5 mins on two occasions. The rest of the time I had seals all around me.
When your time is up, hot chocolate and warm water down the front of your wet suit help with the disappointment of having to get out the water.