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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
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This is the 4th or 5th time that I've done this excursion. We went with "Drumbeat Charters". I would like to make special mention here of them, as the sea conditions were not that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 18, 2016
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Ramsgate, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Seals a cute and we wanted to see them. It was a short boat trip but was extremely bumpy so not recommended for those who get seasick. You get quite close to take some good pictures -- only about ten minutes which is all you need. You're back in about half an hour. It's worth going if you really like... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A very large launch, with a glass bottom, takes you from Hout Bay harbour on 25 min. cruise to Duiker Island located apprx. 2 Km off the mainland. It is stunning to observe this Seal Colony at close quarters. There are several thousand Seals on the island. It's the closest you will ever get to see ocean wildlife for real.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Highlight of visiting Duiker Island ; please see my first impression photos!! Thank you very much indeed.:-)

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you are a tourist...go for it. We went with Drumbeat charters every time. It can get windy so take a hoodie. The smell at Duiker Island will surprise you!! Kids loved the outing every time. The boat ride can get a bit choppy at times, but worth it if you only going to go once on this adventure. I... More 

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Ramsgate, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is the 4th or 5th time that I've done this excursion. We went with "Drumbeat Charters". I would like to make special mention here of them, as the sea conditions were not that good and they were not sure about going out later. They held the boat back for 15 min to accommodate us. We really appreciate this as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

when i got there it was a winter season, so the tide is high is not recommended for people with the sea sickness, i'm not sure if the tide always high thru the year but the view it self is stunning, you have to take a boat to see the sea lions, i'm not sure about the schedule you need... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is worth every cent. Take a drive to the Hout Bay Harbour and join one of the boats for this beautiful one hour long tour to Seal Island. It will make you happy

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a coastal hike from Hout Bay harbour, around the Sentinel and Hangberg to Duiker Punt to View the seals on the island

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

We enjoyed a relaxing boat trip out to Duiker Island to see the seals. It was a lovely, warm & sunny day with light winds so the see wasn't rough. We took a picnic & had a thoroughly relaxing morning.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

We visited Hout Bay on 12 March 2016 (Sunday) but it was so windy we didn't want to go on a boat. On Monday, 13th the weather was calm and so I phoned Drumbeat Charters to inquire whether they would be having a 12,15 cruise that day, as we would be travelling from Bellville just for the cruise. "Yes we... More 

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