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Duiker Island

Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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“boat trip” (7 reviews)
“seal colony” (5 reviews)
“glass bottom” (2 reviews)
Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Windy and very cold on the deck of the boat. The cruise trip took 1 hour. The island is small but cover all the space with seal. They are sun bathing, jumping up and down from the sea. Just nice.

Thank Danaiya T
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

The famous seal island of tourists, the best way not get over too crowded on boat is you go for afternoon ride trip, We're leaving the dock at 12:15pm have only few of people on board to enjoy the scenery. And i go a offer...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Duiker Island - it was great to see the seal colony. This was the second time that we went on Nauticat Charters to this location, and would definitely recommend them. Best to go on a day with little wind.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

There were so many seals. It was like watching a documentary. We were overwhelmed by the scale and really enjoyed watching them in their natural habitat.

Thank Vicky J
Reviewed April 24, 2017

A short boat ride will take you to Duiker Island which is home to anywhere from 5-thousand to 10-thousand Cape Fur Seals! They are playful and inquisitive and will come right up to your boat to check you out. This is a site not to...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Took a short boat ride out to the island (about 40 min return trip) to see the seals - of which there were loads! Good fun, sea a little "bouncy" and windy (take a scarf or cardi!)

Thank Neonlites
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Not only do you get a fantastic experience floating in and around the island with hundreds of seals swimming around and underneath you, but you get a spectacular view of the different mountain faces all the way down to Cape Town. Yes the big charters...More

Thank Jacks C
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

It is a good 1 hour navigation across Chapeman's Peak and Druiker Island, but do not forget the motion sickness pills.

Thank Alexandre J
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

What we enjoyed about this outing, was the fact that the boat was clean. They sold refreshments and alcoholic beverages. Very interesting and nice for the kids. Beautiful nature.

Thank NatieKlopper
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Taking a boat ferry up to Duiker Island to see the seals was definitely rewarding - the rock was covered with hundreds and hundreds of seals, which was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can purchase ferry tickets from the market at Hout Bay without a...More

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February 21, 2015|
Response from No1Jo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Unfortunately you can only get to the island by boat. There are a few different companies that leave from the harbour, several times a day, weather permitting. The tours are very safe and take different routes... More