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Duiker Island

Hout Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Hout Bay
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Luanda, Angola
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited DUIKER island, but from the land as.... there is a way to access the island from the mountain, amazing hike ! no tourist, pure wildlife, wild & nature. great place to see Abalons in real ! :) worth the hike

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the 1 hour trip to seal island and pass by champmans peak mountains is one of the beautiful trip u dont wanna miss when u visit hout bay the boat trip gives u chance to take some breath taking images from the sea

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The boats to seal island leave from the bustling harbour quay. There are a large group of hawkers selling their curios and crafts. The trip is short, if you have children try and get onto the glass bottom. It makes for a more interactive experience with the seals to see them swimming under the boat, otherwise you are seeing the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Total trip took only 40 mins. So I think it's worth stopping here during the Chapman's peak drive route. Plenty of seals are on Duiker islands (or actually it should be called Duiker Rock, rather than Islands). The boat ride was smooth but a bit shaky when approaching the Duiker islands. On the boat ride, you can see the chapman's... More

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Ontario Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

LOVED our jetboat ride out to view the seals at their resting place on Duiker Island! The boat ride itself was a great experience ... tons of fun as our captain raced us out of the harbour in the morning sunshine. We already had big smiles on our faces, even before we spotted our first seals ... and our grins... More

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Urdorf, Switzerland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
95 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We were not so lucky with the sea, although the weather looked alright, the sea was pretty rough and being in front of the boat, you could really feel this as the boat kept going up and down. We left from Hout Bay and the roundtrip was about 40 minutes. Once you get to the island the seals are just... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We set off from Mariner's Wharf in Hout Bay around mid-day with Drumbeat Charters, and quite wild sea swells were ever present on our course, especially upon nearing the island. Seeing the seals in such large numbers was great, although I question whether embarking on the boisterous sea is worth the few moments of distress when the boat encounters unruly... More

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