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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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Address: | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 72 296 9132
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for...

Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cold Atlantic Ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is suited for people who are strong swimmers and love the ocean.

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Best safari experience!

This extremely well-organized adventure was very exciting. Close-up experiences with seals and a beautiful boat ride to the island. Thanks so much animal ocean!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This extremely well-organized adventure was very exciting. Close-up experiences with seals and a beautiful boat ride to the island. Thanks so much animal ocean!

Thank Alice M
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seal snorkeling was an amazing experience. From experiencing the unique environment of Hout Bay to zooming under the magnificent cliffs of Chapman's Peak the morning was a highlight from beginning to end. It was incredible to interact with such inquisitive and playful animals, particularly in such a jaw dropping setting. Seals are large and seemingly intimidating but once you realize... More 

Thank snapeel
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and a bunch of friends recently went snorkeling with the seals at Animal Ocean and it was fantastic! Our trip leader, Steve's passion for the ocean and its wildlife is infectious, and we soon found out why... We dropped anchor next to a small island near hout bay, and there must have been close to 1000 seals. Some of... More 

Thank LukeBoyle
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an extrodinary experience, swimming with these playful creatures. It's a great time of year to go as the pups are just old enough to start swimming and they are really inquisitive. The trip was fantastic with friendly, knowledgeable guides who put your safety first; top-notch equipment and hot chocolate for when you get out of the chilly water. Highly... More 

Thank Jessica C
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we first walked up to a little tent on the side of the water I thought "Uh-oh" but this outfitter is just amazing! They have a wonderful crew of attentive people who helped get me into my suit and gave a brief safety review and info on what to expect. They have a dry-box that locks and stays with... More 

Thank Michelle N
Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an experience. Even for someone who is in the ocean often, going surfing and bodysurfing, this was such a treat. I used to be a little frightened of seals when I saw them while surfing, but now I realized they are just curious and playful, even when they swim fast by you. They are really silly sometimes too. I... More 

Thank ngtina88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was hands down one of the coolest things I've ever done in water!!!! We happened to be lucky and go at a time where the baby pups were just learning how to swim and were incredibly playful and adorable. We honestly must have seen thousands of seals and they would just swim up and splash around and do twirls... More 

Thank Krista M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an amazing experience to get up close and personal with these playful puppies of the ocean! Not being a strong swimmer I was a bit cautious of snorkeling in open waters, but one look at those puppy dog eyes and any anxiety was forgotten. Thank you for a memorable day!

Thank JolizeA
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11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even exceeded my high expectations! Really just amazing to swim amongst hundreds of seals, especially with the seal babies swimming right up to your face. If you are an animal lover or nature lover at all you will love it! Wish I would've saved time to do it again. It is a bit expensive for only 2 hours, but still,... More 

Thank Hugh S
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This activity was the highlight of my trip! We donned wetsuits and boarded a small boat and rode about 20 minutes out. We arrived at the island, and dove in. The seals were plentiful, swam right up to you and around you! It was amazing! The crew were friendly, professional, and really cared about your safety as well as your... More 

Thank Lisa B

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