Snorkelling With Seals (Boat)
The Cape Fur Seals are a must-see for any ocean or animal enthusiasts coming to Cape Town, as they are incredibly playful and interactive in the water, coming right up to our snorkelers to show off their effortless underwater acrobatics. They are a highly inquisitive species, and will often venture close enough to nibble on your fins as they try to entice you to play!
The Duiker Island seal colony is Cape Town's largest, and with a shallow depth you can see the full area the seals inhabit, even from the surface! This is where we'll take you for your snorkelling, and with a 90% chance of seeing them in the water, and the chance of seeing up to 50 in the water at any one time, you will have one of the most incredible experiences you could possibly imagine!
During late November-mid January the female seals give birth to their pups, so during this time our snorkellers are entertained not just by the larger adults, but by the smaller, more clumsy creatures, which start of shy but gradually begin to trust our divers and venture closer and closer each time they meet us! Seal snorkelling is an experience in Cape Town you cannot miss, so bring your waterproof camera and capture the memories forever!
Meet at Shop: Time as per your booking - we complete paperwork and pack gear
Head to Hout Bay Harbour: 30 Minutes
Briefing and Kitting Up: 30 Minutes
Seal Snorkelling: ABout 1 1/2 Hours total (including boat trip of +/-10 mins one way)
Dekitting and heading back to Cape Town: About 1 Hour
Refreshments & Snacks
Must be able to board speed boat and ride on speed boat
Must be able to swim
What to bring
What to wear
Swimming clothes for under wetsuit
88 Main Road Sea Point
88 Main Road Sea Point
Full refund if cancellation happens a minimum of 48 hours before activity commences.
No refunds will be given with less than 48 hours’ notice.
To participate, you need to be able to swim
No refunds will be given to snorkellers not able to dive due to ear problems, sea sickness, or other reasons of their own on the day.
If we unable to take you snorkelling due to ocean conditions, or reasons on our part, we will refund you in full.
If you arrive more than 30 minutes late for a booking, the rest of the group will go on to proceed with their dives. There will be no refund to you in this case.
While we take utmost care to evaluate snorkelling and ocean conditions for safe snorkelling, it remains your responsibility to decide if you are comfortable to participate with the activity or not. We recommend that you do not get into the water if you feel uncomfortable. Only snorkel in conditions which fits your own physical ability in the water.
• If you are sick on the day, please do not snorkel, for your own safety.
• We provide an optional free of charge pick-up service in the Cape Town city centre area.
• Pick-ups from hotels must be arranged in advance
• We reserve the right to decide whether your specific location is close enough for a pick-up or not.
• If you booked a pick-up with us, please be ready in the lobby of the hotel at the appointed time.
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