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Seal Snorkeling in Cape Town with ANIMAL OCEAN

Seal Snorkeling in Cape Town with Animal Ocean is the MOST amazing experience you can have on your holiday. We are seal snorkeling experts and are dedicated to getting you in the water. Our Snorkel Center, in Hout Bay, has amazing facilities – Hot showers, Private changing rooms, Free Wifi and Coffee. Animal Ocean’s vessels take up to 10 seal snorkelers and will get you to the snorkeling site at Duiker Island quickly and safely. Cape Fur seals are most active and abundant in the heat of Cape Town’s summer.

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Let's GO Seal Snorkeling!!!

You will be visiting Duiker Island, Hout Bay, South Africa. It’s a small rocky island that is home to 5000 Cape Fur seals. We run trips from August to June, but trips are weather-dependent. The snorkeling site is only 1-5m deep so we don’t go out if the swell is too large. No experience is needed and we provide everything you need. We use think 5mm wetsuits and vests to keep you warm. Motion sickness is a problem for some people, so please be aware of this. You will get changed at our offices and driven to the boat inside the harbor, from here it’s a short ride to the island. You will snorkel for 30-50 mins, enjoying the kelp forest and Cape fur seals. Once our done, there is hot chocolate and biscuits for you on the boat. and return for a hot shower at our snorkel center.

Trips depend on weather and ocean conditions. We aim to inform snorkelers if their trip is canceled 24 hours before your arrival time. However, we will cancel on the day if the ocean conditions are not safe to snorkel. We will refund in full, but they do take a while to process, please be patient. If you are concerned, please call us a day or two before to check the ocean conditions and if trips may be canceled.

The Cape Fur Seals

Cape Fur seals occur naturally on islands around the southern African coast and are found nowhere else in the world. Duiker Island in Hout Bay is home to 5000 Cape Fur seals and lies within the Karbonkelberg Marine Protected Area, part of Table Mountain National Park. These Fur seals are not fed or trained, they behave naturally and interact with visitors on their own terms. This is a wildlife adventure that brings you nose-to-nose with playful and inquisitive fur seals, in their natural habitat and affords you the privilege of viewing and swimming with them on their own terms.

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Seal Snorkeling - R1100 p/p
What is our refund policy?

We will only cancel when conditions are unsafe to go out. Trips are canceled 24 hours before arrival. Will cancel at short notice if the ocean is unexpectedly rough. Full refund will be given if we cancel due to poor ocean conditions. Cancellations by the guest within 48 hours of departure and no-shows will not be given a refund. All cancellations prior to 48hrs incur a 10% administration fee.

FAQ: How does payment work?

Please fill out the booking form with all the relevant details. Make sure your contact details are correct, we may need to cancel the trip or re-schedule. We take full payment when booking. Master Card and Visa credit cards are accepted through the online payment and booking system. At the Harbour cash and Credit Cards are accepted for Go pro payments. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather we will try reschedule the trip or refund you.


Find Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling at the ANIMAL OCEAN OFFICES


Public Transport – MyCiTi Bus
Route 108 Hout Bay – Hangberg – Sea Point – Civic Center
Allow for 1.5 hours to reach us on time

Drive through Hout Bay suburb towards Hout Bay harbor, just after the circle on the beach you will turn right onto Albert road, number 8, which will be on your right.

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