40 minute Seal Colony Cruise

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER
4.4   (669 reviews)
  • 40 minutes
  • Easy cancellation

Description

This is an exciting, child friendly 40 minute cruise from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat.

Drumbeat Charters has been operating since 1989 and is based in the famous fishing village of Hout Bay offering daily scenic cruises to one of Cape Town’s main attractions. While aboard you are surrounded with breath-taking scenery of the famous Chapmans Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain. Drumbeat caters for local and international clients and has information leaflets about the seals available in 26 different languages.

The vessel, Drumbeat II has been purposefully designed and built in Cape Town for the sea and weather conditions off the Cape coast. The entire vessel is constructed out of marine grade aluminum. She is twenty one meters in length and has two inboard 400 Cummins diesel engines. Licensed to carry 118 passengers she has 2 toilets on board, a licensed bar and inside and outside seating.

There are 35 species of seals in the world. Duiker Island is a Cape Fur Seal and bird sanctuary, home to thousands of seals and many birds such as the Cape Cormorant, the Bank Cormorants, Black Back Gulls, Kelp Gulls and Hartlaub Gulls.

Good to know

  • Departs daily
  • Minimum 15 guests required
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • All ages welcome
  • Licensed bar available on the boat

Included

  • 40 minute cruise
  • Professional skipper and crew

Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Refreshments

Bring

  • Weather for the season (warm top)
  • Sun screen
  • Cap



June, 2019

Your average ship taking you to Seal Island outside Hout Bay harbour. Just a hour on sea. No public info, no historic info on trip. Just see the seals and back to the harbour to collect more passengers. No refreshments for sale on board. Just get people ad quick as possible on and off the ship.


April, 2019

Amazing boat trip. Really great people. Extremely professional and well priced for the family.


February, 2019

Great experience. We did the short trip of 45 min to the seals. Great for smaller kids too. Best of all was the tame seal at the harbor. The kids could pet it! Fantastic!


May, 2019

I enjoyed the boat ride and getting to see seal island. this was one of the most affordable boat trips on the bay.


September, 2019

Honest people. A nice boat ride to seal island. Reasonable price. The first day they wouldn't go for safety reasons. The sea was rough. The skipper was very responsible. The next day we went and it was a nice trip and he got as close as he could to the seals.


September, 2019

Such a great experience. Trip from Hout Bay harbor to seal island and ship wreck. One hour cruise. Super clean boat with nice comfortable seats, inside and outside viewing area, very clean toilet on board, and bar area selling snacks and drinks. Delight for young and old. Great value at only R50 per child and R100 per adult. Super value family experience!


My little sister (3) enjoyed her first trip on a boat immensely. Thank you. If you want to see the harbour for about 30 minutes I highly recommend using these charters... They are inexpensive, (R100 for adults) and give you a short history of the harbour.


August, 2019

Such an affordable and enjoyable trip!! Great for the locals as well. Friendly team. I am part of the older generation therefore stability is essential for me......I was treated with great consideration.


June, 2019

Your average ship taking you to Seal Island outside Hout Bay harbour. Just a hour on sea. No public info, no historic info on trip. Just see the seals and back to the harbour to collect more passengers. No refreshments for sale on board. Just get people ad quick as possible on and off the ship.


April, 2019

Excellent outing for a family or couple. The boat is super clean and in pristine condition. You can buy snacks and drinks on the boat.


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Cancellation Policy

The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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Terms & Conditions

The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER
R100 per person
669 reviews
R100 per person