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Offshore Adventures
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Owner description: Offshore Adventures is an adventure company in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, that offers snorkeling with Cape Fur Seals or High Speed boat adventure. Come and experience the natural habitat of the Cape Fur Seal. Free diving at it's best! All equipment is supplied and no experience is required.All snorkeling activities accompanied by a dive master.The High Speed boat adventure is an unadulterated experience, where the boat can reach a top speed of 110km/hour.Which ever activity you opt for, we guarantee an extreme adrenalin ocean experience.
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Like us you are probably worried about sharks if you are considering swimming with the seals at Plett. Everyone we spoke to around Plett told us how dangerous it could be. If you look carefully at where this activity takes place, the clarity of the water and the precautions that offshore adventures take then you can see how unlikely it is to see sharks anywhere nearby. We took our 6 and 8 year old on this on a seal swim and can say it was one of the best experiences of their lives. There are hundreds of seals on the penninsula and the pups are so playful - they will nip at your flippers and jump out of the water around you. the RIB stays close, and the helpful guides will get in the water first and check it out. You can swim over to the submerged rocks and stand up if needed. Staff were good with the kids. The equipment they provided was well looked after and good quality (although auto inflating life jackets rather than the huge things they offer would be much more comfortable - pricey though). Snorkelling for the kids was not a problem - obviously some basic swimming skills are necessary but our 6 year old is an average swimmer for her age and didnt struggle. There are floatation aids if necessary.
We felt well looked after and safe. They do make a deal about shark shields - im not convinced about these but i think they are trying to offer extra reassurrance more than anything.
None of the exciting things in life are ever risk free but you have to keep it in proportion!

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Reviewed August 20, 2011

I was lucky enough to do the adventure boat and the seal swim, and both were brilliant! To get that close to the seals in their natural environment was surreal and to feel absolutely safe while doing it . The guides were extremely knowlegable and helpful throughout the whole tour, and if you enjoy an adrenaline rush, this trip is for you.
Thanks guys for a fab tour!
Robyn Jones
UK

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Hpolly, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Thank you for your review. Offshore Adventures takes pride in making Plettenberg Bay a better tourism destination for the whole family! Thank you for Getting Wet In Plett! with Offshore Adventures.

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Reviewed August 10, 2011

I did the combo adventure boat ride and seal swim. Both were absolutely worth it! The boat ride was exciting and a thrill for sure and the seal swim was incredible. To experience the playfulness and intelligence of these seals while they swim within 2 feet of you is like nothing else. I live in Florida and am in the Gulf of Mexico every day but this boat trip was like nothing I have ever experienced. Safe for the whole family! Be prepared to hang on tight!!
Awesome job guys, Becky E.

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Hpolly, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Fantastic. Your review is much appreciated and hope to Get You Wet In Plett real soon again!

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

I've had the privilege to experience this activity more than once. I'm usually not one for adrenalin, but the adventure run was awesome! enjoyed every moment of the speed and jumping the waves! Then swimming with the seals in an unforgettable experience. Before this I have never worn goggles or a snorkel. The staff were amazing and so helpful, explained everything to put me at ease! I would definitely recommend this to all!

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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Central Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, the views of the mountains across the blue sea are a picturesque, and the beach has an awesome feeling and a warm buzz. There are a few restaurants and bars which provide excellent food and drink. The Offshore Adventure guys, who happen to be extremely enthusiastic about their jobs, will provide you with all the information and equipment you need for the specific activity. The boat trips are amazing and the views are unbelievable. Whatever activity you are doing you will have the best time, fact! My best experience was defiantly being able to see dolphins enjoy surfing the waves just off the coast, seeing them in their natural environment was so beautiful. Take Camera and case (you may get wet), jacket, sun cream, cap, sunnies and as many people as possible. Activities can probably rum from a few hours or you could definitely make a day out of it.

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