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Address: Hout Bay 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 296 9132
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for...

Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cold Atlantic Ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is suited for people who are strong swimmers and love the ocean.

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We went to Cape Town in february 2016, and booked this attraction online, after exchanging with the Animal Ocean team by email, as we had our two kids with us (9 and 11). After a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Paris, France
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went to Cape Town in february 2016, and booked this attraction online, after exchanging with the Animal Ocean team by email, as we had our two kids with us (9 and 11). After a short drive from Cape Town, we arrived at the harbour and everything was very well organized. Beware of the smell at the harbour, it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a fantastic experience and we are so pleased we did it as it really made our trip. We have done Shark cage diving before and this topped it for us. The staff are amazing, not to mention "salty the sea dog" the captains Jack Russell who made the short boat ride even better. On the day we went,... More 

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Good Day Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We all love the Ocean and our Cape Fur Seal Friends. We are very happy you had a good time and enjoy showing people the wonderful environment we call our office. We hope to see you again in the Future. Kind Regards Kate More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Firstly, the water was too cold to make your diving then go accordingly. A great experience to swim in the same place with thousands of seals. A must try.After the dive, but the coffee is a miracle. thanks Steve and crews

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Thank Emrah E
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Good Day We are happy to hear you enjoyed the trip and the Hot beverages afterwards to warm you up. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Kate More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our family did just about everything you could do and see in a 10 day visit o this region: shark dives museums 3 day safari and more but this was absolutely everyones favorite! The boat ride to the seals is 5-7 minutesand quite easy. They outfit you with excellent thick dive suits so even though the water is quite cold... More 

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Thank J E
AnimalOcean, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Good Day What a wonderful review. Thank you and we hope to see you all join us again. Kind Regards Kate More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience snorkelling with the seals today. Yes it was freezing cold but the team provide you with everything you need- most importantly a friendly welcome, enthusiasm and hot water down my wet suit!

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Thank Helen J
AnimalOcean, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for the Review. The Hot water down the wetsuit is very welcome after the cold water. We are very happy you enjoyed the experience and got to visit our Cape Fur Seal friends. Kind Regards Kate More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This definitely ranks as one of my best ever wildlife encounters. The staff were brilliant, striking a great balance between ensuring we were safe and making the activity as fun as possible. The hour flew by, the seals are so playful, both below you in the water and emulating dolphins by springing out the water at regular intervals. The water... More 

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AnimalOcean, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for recommending our Activity. We are very happy you enjoyed the experience and were greeted by some Dolphins. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Kate More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely something you can't miss if you're in Cape Town, it's so much fun! The seals are swimming all around you, blowing bubbles around you and checking you out. They get so close and look right at you! I was nervous because I'm travelling alone but they made me feel very welcome and made sure I had a... More 

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AnimalOcean, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for the Amazing Review. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us and i am happy we made you feel welcome and comfortable traveling on your own. Sun fish are very random and a great sighting. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, this makes Animal Ocean very happy. We hope yo see... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is quite literally the best animal experience I've had! I loved that you're in the natural habitat of the seal and they are choosing to come and swim with you. They are playful, inquisitive creatures so this is such an interactive experience and you couldn't be any closer with seals often swimming into you. The guides were professional and... More 

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1 Thank J D
AnimalOcean, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for this great Review. We at Animal Ocean love the Seals and are always excited to show our customers hope wonderful they are. We are very happy you had a great experience and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Kate More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is an absolute must do when in Cape Town. There are seal everywhere. A very interactive experience!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

The tourguides here were friendly and amazingly helpful, we found an injured seal and we spoke to them during their dive briefing and immediately several of them bailed out of the briefing to go help. Thanks for the compassion :) .

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