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Animal Ocean Marine Adventures

Houtbay Harbor, 7800, South Africa
+27 72 296 9132
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Ranked #12 of 364 activities in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cool Atlantic ocean and swim with hundreds... more » Owner description: Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cool Atlantic ocean and swim with hundreds of playful Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is for everyone and will be the highlight of your holiday. « less
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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We would highly recommend snorkeling with seals through Animal Ocean. Our two guides were informative and friendly, making us both feel very comfortable during our first time snorkeling.  The seals were also amazing—playful, friendly, and everywhere. Being surrounded by seals, diving and spinning around you, was such an incredible experience.   Additional notes: we would definitely recommend renting a GoPro... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent to swim with seals' cubs, Well organized and safety oriented would recommend to anyone. Great experience.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a great experience! The crew was very Nice and relaxed, although safety first...so everything was explained very well, before we plunged into the water. The boattrip was wonderfull. And of course to be in the ocean with so many seals swimming and jumping around you at distance of only a few centimeters.... I really loved it! We swam around... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What an amazing experience! If you´re woundering what to do in Cape Town, this should definitely be on your list. I just loved it. The guides are fantastic and the experience is really special. One of the best things I have ever experienced!

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I highly recommend this experience. From the moment I enquired about the experience right up to the day itself i was treated with professionalism. We had never been to South Africa before and we took part in lots of great experiences but snorkelling with the seals was top of the list and excellent value for money. Thank you

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Steve and his team are FANTASTIC. Fun, knowledgeable, safe. Will take you to the best spots on the Peninsula.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I found this trip online and as scuba divers, this was one of the best experiences we have had in the water! Steve has built a fantastic little business and the seals are worth the cold water! We were swimming with hundreds of seals and their pups while they learn to surf in the waves. We were... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Whether you're going to float on the surface watching the seals from above or swim down to the reef and look up at the inquisitive playful younger seals, this is an amazing experience! I recommend taking a GoPro for some beautiful close-ups (see our video of the experience here: http://youtu.be/kxcRKKY58J8) and don't worry about the slightly chilly water temperature -... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I went with my wife and 3 kids (15, 13 and 11). We really enjoyed snorkeling with seals. There were hundreds swimming with us. I took amazing footage with my go pro. The wet suits were in good condition as well as the fins and masks. The only negative thing is that they did not have fins for my 11... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Cape Town and after many adventures, this is high on the list of amazing things we've done. Having forgotten my motion sickness medication on shore and struggling a bit with nausea, it was still incredible to swim with seals. The staff was phenomenal; they were attentive and eager to assist everyone on board. To... More

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