Water activity

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

4.7 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Drumbeat Charters

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

Activity provider: Drumbeat Charters
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 6.95 per person

Embark on an exciting cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals up close in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • See thousands of Cape Fur Seals up close on Duiker Island
  • Admire the views of Sentinel Mountain and the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak
  • Get a chance to see marine life including dolphins and whale
  • Choose from a 60-minute cruise or a kid-friendly 40-minute cruise
Full description
Choose from 40 a 60-minute cruise and sail off to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer as you cruise along the rugged coastline from Hout Bay harbor.  As you cruise over the waters, get breathtaking views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain, in addition to the chance to see other marine life including dolphins and whales. 40-minute Seal Colony Cruise: child-friendly cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat. 60-Minute Seal and Shipwreck Cruise: see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continue below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Moari Bay notoriously known for its Shipwrecks which ran aground in 1994 during one of the famous Cape winter storms. 60-Minute Chapmans Peak Cruise: set off from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals. From there the boat will cross the bay and travel back to the harbor along the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak.
  • Cruise ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Board your cruise at 60 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather dependent and it may be canceled and rescheduled if the weather is unsuitable on the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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The overall was fantastic. From the lady that helped us at the ticket office to the time we got off. The boat is excellent and the Skipper was definitely one of the best. He handled that boat beautifully and took us safely and with no effort to Seal Island and back. The personnel on the boat was also very helpful and well trained.

May 8, 2022

Didn't see Chapman's peak

April 1, 2022

February 28, 2022

Product ID: 392147