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Animal Ocean Marine Adventures

Address: Houtbay Harbor, 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 296 9132
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Ranked #8 of 491 Activities in Cape Town
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A huge thanks to Steve and his crew. Although the weather wasn't ideal and in fact proceeded to get worse, my daughter loved being able to snorkel in the sea for the first time. It is definitely on our list of things to do again. We loved the excitement and adventure that Animal Ocean provided. Hot chocolate, cookies and a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had a guest from Canada and seeing that she came on her own, we decided to do this excursion with her. Before we tried twice to go and swim with the Dolphins, but there was no such thing. This is real. You interact with the seals IN THEIR ENVIRIONMENT and they come up to you, being very inquisitive. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

...actually didn't feel cold at all! The Animal Ocean crew did an amazing job at equipping us with perfectly fitting wetsuits, gloves, shoes etc. My only concern before booking this excursion was the cold water since I always get cold fast and easily. No need to worry as it turned out: the wetsuit fulfilled its purpose and I could fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The staff is great, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The experience with the seals is so fun. They're playful and there is never a shortage of them. It was amazing all round!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

the best experience in my time in South Africa. That's all that needs to be said. Unbelievable. A must do.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I like that they are very organized and well equipped for wet suit, gloves and stuff. so i didn't feel cold in and out the water at all i am however a disappointed with my trip as i didn't have enough interactions with the seals. we jumped into the water once after a sightseeing boat was gone. then got up... More 

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

Dear Wanson. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate the feedback. Comments and reviews help us grow and continually improve our seal snorkeling trips. Our most recent additions are having 2 guides for our snorkelers, a shore crew to welcome guests and new eco-friendly engines. We have found that everyday, and sometimes every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Only tour operator who does this, and the only experience I have ever had snorkeling with seals! Guides we're knowledgable and helpful. Only thing I'd say is that if you're not a strong swimmer, you might find it harder to enjoy .... Members of our group can't swim exceptionally well and found it rather scary! Overall, though, really fun.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I did it in december. That experience was wonderful, there is no word to describe the feeling to be in the middle of plenty of thoses seals playing with you and swimming around you. The Water is cold but the providing equipement is suitable and they bring all the usefull stuffs on the boat. So you have no reason to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've been wanting to snorkel with seals for a while now and finally got to do it this silly season. Steve and his crew really focus on the small things to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time. The beach control crew make you feel welcome and they are very informative as well, allowing guests to ease into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I must say it was an awesome and thrilling experience! The guides are extremely interactive and are extremely helpful as well has sooooo organised!!! We even got to have a sneak peak into the way they preserve nature by helping baby seals back to their mommies...Thank you guys for an incredible day:-)

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