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Address: | Houtbay Harbor, 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 296 9132
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Description: Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for...
Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cold Atlantic Ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is suited for people who do not get seasick, are strong swimmers and love the ocean.
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very well run operation, every detail covered, nice warm wetsuits, hot chocolate, they even poor hot water down your wet suit for you when you get out of the water. hundreds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

very well run operation, every detail covered, nice warm wetsuits, hot chocolate, they even poor hot water down your wet suit for you when you get out of the water. hundreds of seals to swim with-amazing experience for the animal lover-

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

One of the best experiences during my internship in South Africa so far (and I did the bungeejump in Bloukrans, hard one to top). The Animal Ocean-staff is super friendly and swimming with seals is simply amazing! I would definitely recommend it to everyone who is visiting Cape Town. PS. The hot chocolate, the cookie and especially the warm water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our family of divers had a phenomenal experience with the guys from Animal Ocean on Sunday. The seals were curious, cute and constantly cavorting around us. It all ended too soon! We could have spend a few more hours in the water with them. 60 minutes flashed by! Then to top it off we saw a pod of dolphins on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Such a wonderful & fun experience under the direction of a caring & enthusiastic crew. The seals are delightful, playful & curious, not to mention super cute! We were a little apprehensive about the cold water but the wetsuits are very effective & the warm water flushed down your wetsuit & hot chocolate after climbing aboard again were great comforters!... More 

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Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went yesterday with the guys from ocean animal to seal island for snorkeling. Amazing experience to see the seals so close and swim with them. Everything was perfect oraganised and super friendly. Thanks guys was such a great time with you

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Ceres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The initial hick-up with a misunderstanding in the booking was quickly sorted out by professional staff on site (including a discount on the Go-Pro camera). Thanks for a great experience. Will recommend as a must to any visitor to the Cape. The seal pups are great entertainment.

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Cambridgeshire
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am not at all sure I have the words to describe how amazing this experience is. The guys at Animal Ocean are extremely professional and make sure you get a good briefing before you go anywhere near a wet suit. The kit is first rate, with full wet suits (hood, gloves and boots) fins, mask and snorkel provided. They... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a place what an activity. These guys are great from the hot water to the hot chocolate they do it right. The seal swim is amazing be sure not to miss out on this. They are in their element and playful. This is the closest you will get to them and it's not to be forgotten!!!

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Balanga City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was a unique and awesome experience swimming with the seals. During our trip the waves were just crazy so my husband got seasick. I recommend taking a pill before the boat ride to prevent seasickness. We were actually scared of the freezing water temperature but it was manageable because the wet suits worked very well. The staff were nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was worried about sharks and am an absolute wimp in freezing water... but I cant express how amazing this experience was! The guides were fabulous and covered every detail really well, the kit is all provided and worked brilliantly (pity about my very poor go pro technique)! The timing is perfect just when you lose feeling in your toes... More 

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Steven B, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Dear Karen. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We are delighted that we could share this incredible lifetime experience with you. We like to take the time to make sure the gear is properly maintained and fitting as well as possible to keep everyone as warm as possible in the chilly water's... More 

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