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  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Hout Bay

Cape Town: Seal Snorkeling at Duiker Island, Hout Bay

Product ID: 324128
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Snorkel with the friendly Cape fur seals at Duiker Island in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Only a 10-minute boat ride before being transported into their underwater world as you swim alongside them and watch them play! This is a unique marine wildlife adventure!
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride from the Hout Bay Harbour
  • Snorkel with Cape fur seals in their natural environment at Duiker Island
  • Drink hot chocolate and enjoy biscuits back on board
Full description
Join the longest operating Seal Snorkeling team in Cape Town at their comfortable Snorkel Centre for a unique marine wildlife adventure!

Arrive at the Snorkel Centre to sign in, be sized for your equipment and enjoy refreshments and the souvenir shop before getting into your wetsuit and listening to an educational and safety briefing by one of the Marine Guides. You'll then hop into the Seal Mobile for a short 5-minute drive to the Hout Bay Harbour, where you will be greeted by the waiting boat and skipper. On board you will receive a boat safety briefing before starting the trip out of the harbour. You will stop to see your first seals sunning themselves within the harbour before the boat picks up speed and transports you quickly and safely to Duiker Island - a 10 to 15-minute boat ride away.

Once at the island the trained crew on board will give you an area orientation briefing and help you kit up with your mask, snorkel, fins and gloves. You'll then slide into the Atlantic Ocean and become immersed in the world of the Cape fur seals! Spend 50-minutes snorkeling alongside these friendly creatures as they admire you, and watch as they swim and play alongside one another.

Back on board you will be offered hot chocolate, drinking water and biscuits - as well as warm water to be poured into your wetsuit to take away the chill! Marvel at your experience and share photos whilst you get ready to head back. On arrival at the Snorkel Centre have a quick hot water shower and get changed before joining your guides to share your experience over a cup of hot tea or coffee, or plan the rest of your day online with the shared WiFi available.
Includes
  • All necessary equipment
  • Refreshments on board and at the Snorkel Centre
  • Facilities at the Snorkel Centre - WiFi, hot showers, bathrooms, chill area
  • Boat ride and trained staff
  • Safety and educational briefings
What’s Not Included
  • Camera rental
  • Transfers to Snorkel Centre
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for a large brown wooden gate with branding. Park on the road outside the address. Please arrive at the Snorkel Centre at the booked time of your trip.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
Know before you go
• You need to be able to swim to partake in this activity
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• There are no ladders to get into and out of the boat - the skipper will assist you to get back on board
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Product ID: 324128