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Animal Ocean Marine Adventures

Address: Houtbay Harbor, 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 296 9132
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge...
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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.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went snorkelling as family and we had a superb experience. There is great attention to safety, comfort and general enjoyment. This ranges from help putting on the wetsuits, someone in the water with you (adjusting your snorkel etc to maximise comfort), hot choc on the boat afterwards and a nice bucket of warm water down your front! There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went snorkeling with seals twice. The first time was in October last year with roommates and it was perfect. The guides are very friendly and funny. Even though the water is extremely cold, you totally forget that after you see the first seal. If you get too cold you can always get out to warm up and get back... More 

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Steven B, Owner at Animal Ocean Marine Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and images. We really appreciate the feedback; it’s so encouraging for us and keeps us excited to share seal snorkeling with everyone. Your images are outstanding. It looks like the visibility and conditions on your first trip were amazing. Every day at the island is different, but we always try our best... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in Cape Town all my life and there is so much to see and do it is hard to keep up, but Animal Ocean offers something truly unique and oh so special. To swim with Cape Fur Seals as if I was one was unforgettable and something I will do again and again. This time round we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We came to Cape Town for the shark dives and one day discovered this adventure. And let me tell you, this actually became our more favorite part of the trip. These guys are great and very professional, accommodating, friendly, and they have a good time. The seals are a lot of fun. It's amazing to be out there with them... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great organisation with really friendly (and proofessional) team. We were in luck - a glorious day with little swell. All equipment provided. A great motor boat ride to the rocks covered in seals and then into the water to swim with the seals. The time flew by, and the rent of a GoPro 4 camera left dozens of happy memories.

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow! We just managed to make this trip on the last full day of our holiday, and what a way to end our trip! It was looking like we weren't going to get a chance as the weather meant they had cancelled, but as I had communicated by email, they emailed to let me know, the weather had improved and... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This seal snorkelling experience is indescribable! So many seals, a breathtaking setting, and so many seals!! (Did I mention that already?). The team's experience and passion for the ocean really shows. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get up close and personal with some of the Cape's marine life. But also just for the new perspective of the beautiful Cape... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were exceptionally lucky with the weather and the clarity of the water, it was a fantastic experience, will definitely do this again, the guys taking you out are great and the wetsuits do keep you warm. Don't worry about the sharks its too cold for them there!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

loved every moment. Very professional yet chilled and relaxed. Would recommend to everybody. I rented the scuba gear and it was in really good condition

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've seen seals before but never so many and never had been snorkelling with them before. What an experience to be there in their environment, with no bars or cages. The weather was perfect (sunny and water wasn't too cold or choppy) so I advise checking the weather before you go. The crew are also really nice and helpful and... More 

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