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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 September 1, 2012

We will always remember this unique experience of swimming with seals. Although the water was cold, we got used to it after a few minutes. There were many seals, and the young ones were getting very closed and even touched us. Although we were only half an hour in the water, it was sufficient. Make reservations a few days before as schedule sometimes changes and rides may be full.
Not recommended for people suufer from back problems. Money very well spent.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I can't say anything more than the other reviewers have posted - Offshore Adventures offers a great guided trip to go swimming with seals, which mixes just the perfect amounts of adrenaline and good, clean fun. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable, and look out for everyone in the water. Their equipment is in great condition, too.
Also unforgettable is the method of getting back onto the beach! You'll know it when you see it.

Thank Ian D
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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!

Thank markdruid
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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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