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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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Address: | Houtbay Harbor, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 296 9132
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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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Great fun and very professional staff

First of all, the staff was very professional and friendly! The experience of swimming with seals was amazing! You completely forget about the cold when swimming with these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brent R
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The Netherlands
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The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all, the staff was very professional and friendly! The experience of swimming with seals was amazing! You completely forget about the cold when swimming with these curious and playful animals!

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Thank Brent R
Phnom Penh
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Up close in the water with wild seals - what more can you ask for? We got lucky and even spotted a humpback whale on our way out to the snorkeling island! Superfriendly staff and good gear that will keep you warm while in the cold water. You can also rent a Go-Pro to make underwater photos/videos and get to... More 

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Thank Strekke C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this tour well in advance of our arrival based on research and previous reviews. My expectations were still exceeded! Swimming with the seals was the experience of a lifetime and made my husband's birthday really special. We also got to see dolphins swimming along next to the boat and a whale. Honestly, I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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1 Thank budgetluxury283
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my brother in law and niece and it was honestly one of the best experience of our lives. Great service and super friendly staff. It's definitely a must do in cape town.

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Thank Christopher G
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to South Africa, our friends treated us to a snorking with seals experience as a wedding present. The meeting place was in Hout Bay Harbour, a stunning part of the Cape Province. The Animal Ocean team obviously enjoy what they do and were very friendly, professional andd helpful. Some of us did have to wait for... More 

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Thank Adrian M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my husband did this as a special xmas treat. He had a wonderful time, felt well provided for and looked after. I think you need to be a reasonably fit swimmer. They provide the wetsuits and snorkels and rent out gopro camera- so I got to watch his experience on his return and he has a lovely souvenir. TIP- whole... More 

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Thank solongmaryanne
Sweden
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day!! Fun boat ride to the Island. The seals were really cute and friendly. Great and fun crew, we felt safe being in the water.

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Thank Natalie K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most incredible experience with such amazing animals and people! Everyone should do this at least once in their lives!

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Thank LaraHaileyc
Gansbaai
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What an experience is it to snorkel with this magnificent animal. The trip to the seals was also a good one with a couple of dolphins and a small or young humpback whale. This is a must on your do to list.

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1 Thank Fritz F
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great people and great experience! Thoroughly recommend this activity, just did it today and it was magnificent! Lovely hot chocolate and biscuits afterwards too ;)

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