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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
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Have to do when in town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Anthonie141214
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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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Luanda, Angola
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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