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Duiker Island

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

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great little trip

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our 6 year old loved going to visit the seals and the local shipwreck was an added bonus. Water is a little choppy but the views are lovely.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I really enjoyed the trip with the boat. The waves were high and you could stand at the very front of the boat where the bow went high up and down (Not for people who get seasick quickly). The seals were ok, you can see 100 times as many at Seal Island close to Gaansbaai which is more impressive. However... More 

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Cape Town
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is interesting and they seals are amazing, but I can not handle boats and felt bad for the rest of the day. Before you go out, ask the guys what the sea looks like. If it is rough they will tell you. Another TIP. You might see a man feeding the seals. This is highly illegal and dangerous! There... More 

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