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Duiker Island

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Address: Hout Bay, South Africa
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Do not forget the motion sickness pills

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are there and can take you to your destination but there is nothing like having... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 problem. However, be warned: if you suffer from seasickness/motion sickness, sitting in the lower deck... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

If you need an hours entertainment in hout bay. This is worth it. They are an efficient "no frills no fuss" operation. But clean and efficient. A must do

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Nyeri, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I took my granddaughter to see the seals on Duiker Island. We chose Nauticat Charters, as one of the others had packed up for the day and the other had a long queue. In the event there were only about 10 of us on the boat, which was great for us (probably not quite as great for the company). The... More 

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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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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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