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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
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$72*
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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A very densely-populated seal colony

This island can be reached there with a 20-25 minute boat ride from the docks, and as soon as this little rock of an island becomes visible, you can see them! Hundreds of seals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Yavatmal, India
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Yavatmal, India
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172 reviews 172 reviews
67 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

This island can be reached there with a 20-25 minute boat ride from the docks, and as soon as this little rock of an island becomes visible, you can see them! Hundreds of seals lying around, lazing around... just about covering every inch of space available. A few sea birds also make the views amazing. There is a peculiar unpleasant... More 

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Ceres
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is another one for the Bucket List! A stunning visit in March/April to swim with the young seal pups! The seals comes up right to your face and are friendly and playful. The kids in the snorkeling group were amazed and gobsmacked.

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Tehran, Iran
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

literary every where. you take a boat 15 minutes out you will see a sea of seals and sea birds all around you. there is a seal at the docks that you can hug, pet and take pictures with

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Poole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you have an hour and a half to spare this little trip is well worth it, wonderful scenery, small island not too far from coast, lots of seals and seabirds to watch

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Stockholm, Sweden
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On the day we went the wind was up, if you are not great with boats make sure you pick a calm day - it is safe to say our trip was adrenalising as well interesting for wildlife :) We had seen the rocks off the coast from the Chapman's Peak drive, and watched the boats go out, so had... More 

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Three Hills, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The operator of our tour to Duiker Island refers to his tour as "seal Island" (quotations included) on the tickets, giving unsuspecting guests the illusion you are going to the "real seal island". The price (R60 & short 45 minute trip should have tipped me off that this was not the real deal.) Don't have any illusions about seeing any... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

a good nice little cruise. cheap and pretty entertaining if the sea is not swollen. surely good fun for kids and families unless you are easily sea sick

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This would obviously be a huge hit with the kids. a Bit smelly but its one of those things you have to when in Hout bay and then have a good stuffing at the Mariners wharf fish and chips shop.

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is definite must do ,quite inexpensive and if you sit on top left corner you will get to see seals as well as get quite soaked which was fun as it was quite hot day,seas are bit rough ,seals are very cute to sea and enjoyable journey enroute

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed the trip to the island to see the seals - its not very long, but you get to see everything you need to in that time. It is a nice experience, and if you havent been - it is worth the go

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