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Duiker Island

Hout Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Hout Bay
Type: Islands
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Urdorf, Switzerland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Bucharest, Romania
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

On the way to CApe of the Good Hope. We triped with boath, good conditions. A very pleasant trip on the occean. The most beautiful: seals

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cotswolds england
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The seals were great fun, happily unconcerned about us and far to numerous to count. It also seemed that they were performing just for us, or maybe more likely enjoying the big waves and diving around. We used Drumbeat Charters: the sea swell was troublesome, and it times a little concerning. There were safety features on board, but were not... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Cape Fur Seals are as fun to watch as you would expect them to be. What I really love is the ability to see the animals 'on their own turf'. It certainly doesn't feel that you are an intruder and they carry on about their usual day probably not even noticing that are a hundred cameras snapping away! Table... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

One thing to note is that a "Seal Island Trip" doesn't put one on Duiker Island itself. Rather, the charter boat takes passengers as close to Duiker Island as it is safe for the fur seal colony, and passengers have about 10 minutes to view/gawk at the fur seals that are lounging on the rocks or swimming in the water.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We took one of the boat rides from Hout Bay to Duiker Island. It was about $8, which I thought was reasonable. The boat ride to the island is not very long, but it feels like it. The water was pretty rough, at least for landlubbers like me, and several people got sick (not me). Don't know if it's always... More

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