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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
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Seals Galore

If you want to see Cape Fur Seals you cant do much better than Duiker Island. Just a few minutes boat ride from Hout Bay this small island is home to hundreds of fur seals and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took a ferry out to Seal Island which is what it is advertised as in Hout Bay! The ride was only quite short but very scenic as you come out of the Harbour area. The Island trip is well worth doing as we have never seen so many seals in one area! It is literally like a seal playground... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The boat trip to the island was a very interesting experience itself. One experiences nice and peaceful sceneries. Once the boat gets close to the island the water changes totally and becomes more wild shaking the boat wildly. It was definitely a fun experience which I highly recommend but make sure hold to something when the boat approaches the island... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We took a boat ride to the island. The boat ride was pleasant. It was nice seeing the seals on the island. Near the boat, there were stands and shops that sold interesting souvenirs.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you want to see Cape Fur Seals you cant do much better than Duiker Island. Just a few minutes boat ride from Hout Bay this small island is home to hundreds of fur seals and the small boat gets pretty close, so those passengers looking to take photographs should be happy. Very enjoyable.

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Yavatmal, India
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay

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