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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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About Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
The TOP TOUR in Hout Bay and one of the most loved by visitors to Cape Town! The Seal Snorkeling experts since 2009 - join Animal Ocean for the ultimate wildlife experience. Plunge into the ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This 2.5 hour experience is suited for people who are confident swimmers and love the ocean. We want to share our passion and love for Cape Town's marine wildlife with you - come and snorkel with the Animal Ocean Crew and the friendly Cape fur seals!
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See Cape fur seals as nature intended, gliding gracefully through the Atlantic, on this small-group snorkeling trip to Duiker Island. Travel to the seal colony by Zodiac boat, in a group no larger than 10, then spend ample time in the water, accompanied by specialist guides. Your tour includes heavy-duty wetsuits, vests, boots, and gloves, plus hot drinks, a hot shower, and free Wi-Fi back at base.
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I did not expect to see so many seals ans so up close! It was an amazing experience and much more than I expected. Staff was really friendly... Really only have good things to say! =)
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded Apr 28, 2020
Hi there Janneen, Thanks so much for your positive review and wonderful rating - it sounds like you had an incredible time sharing the Seal Snorkeling experience with our staff! I am so happy to read that the trip exceeded your expectations and that you so enjoyed the seals :) We appreciate your review, especially so during this turbulent time! Thank you again for joining Animal Ocean. Keep safe. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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I'm over 2 months late with my review but have some free time now so wanted to write an excellent review for this company. I was looking up activities for my trip to Cape Town and was in between paddle boarding and the seal snorkeling. I opted for the seal snorkeling after
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded Apr 26, 2020
Hi there Mary, Wow! What a fantastic review to receive, even more so during this trying time the world is experiencing at the moment. I am so glad that you ended up choosing to join the Animal Ocean team for a Seal Snorkeling experience - it sounds like you absolutely loved it! I hope that you have happy memories of your time in the water with the Cape fur seals despite not having rented a camera. Great tip about the motion sickness - even though the boat ride is short (max 15 minutes), if you have motion sickness troubles it's best to take medication to help prevent any potential feelings of unease. We really appreciate your kind words and the recommendation to join us, as we'll rely on reviews like yours when we are eventually allowed to start operating. Thank you again for joining us! Stay safe. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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Felt safe the whole time, friendly and passionate team, good clean facilities, snorkels and wetsuit gear is excellent, more seals than you can count and probably one of the best wild animal encounters you will have!
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded Apr 23, 2020
Hi there, Thank you! For the wonderfully positive and succinct review. Your thoughts and effort are sincerely appreciated during this period, as we navigate the effects of Covid19 on the tourism industry. I hope that you have fantastic memories of your time with our team and the friendly Cape fur seals! Thank you again for the recommendation of Animal Ocean and for joining us recently for your Seal Snorkeling trip :) Stay safe. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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I went with my family - all adults. One were pregnant, and I think she felt that she was taken care of and she could join as much as she wanted. Super friendly and skilled staff, lovely seals and a beautiful environment. The staff could answer all our questions about the
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Hi there Sofie, Thank you so much for taking the time to share details of your Seal Snorkeling experience with us! I am so glad to read that everyone in your group felt well looked after and entertained both by the staff, and the stars of the show the Cape fur seals :) We really appreciate the recommendation and great rating, especially so during this difficult period for the tourism industry and global economy alike. Reviews like yours will help potential future guests decide to visit Animal Ocean in Cape Town! I hope that everyone in your group has happy memories of the experience and that you and your families are all safe during this time. Thank you again for joining our team for your Seal Snorkeling trip. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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It was just amazing! Despite the fact the seals weren't so curious that day and weren't saying hello to us :-), but it's still a very nifty experience to see the real wild life of ocean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for this experience!
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded Apr 15, 2020
Hi there Kseniya, Thank you so much for taking the time to share details about your experience with us - it sounds like you still had a great time besides the fact that the seals were a little shy when you were in the water! As the Cape fur seals we snorkel with are not fed or trained in any way we do ensure that any interaction is on their terms - indeed a real wildlife experience! I am glad that you enjoyed interacting with the Animal Ocean staff whilst we shared your Seal Snorkeling trip :) Thanks again for joining us! Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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