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Reviewed January 19, 2020

One of the must do’s when you are in Capetown.
Very good experience. You swim amidst of the seals during more than one hour. Beautiful surroundings en groet boattrip. Very good and friendly crew!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Hi there Anne Marie,

Wow, thank you for your incredible review of your trip with Animal Ocean! Great to read that you so enjoyed your time with our team whilst we shared the Seal Snorkeling experience :) We appreciate the 5 star rating and the recommendation - maybe see you again if you come back to Cape Town!

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Reviewed January 15, 2020

Had a very enjoyable swim with the seals. Water was very cold despite the wetsuit. But would highly recommend. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Boat ride to the island was fun :)

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank LetsGoSomewhere70
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Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the 5 star review and for leaving us your comments - great to hear you still had a good time with the Animal Ocean team and the Cape fur seals despite the chilly water! Thank you for joining us :)

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Reviewed January 12, 2020

It was an amazing experience, snorkeling in a world with seals. The trip was well arranged, very kind and professional staff.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the 5 star rating and for leaving us your comments about your trip :) I hope you have happy memories of the experience! Thanks for joining Animal Ocean.

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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Well organised from arrival, kitting up, transport to harbour with helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Lots of seals who are curious and do not seem concerned by presence of snorkellers. Highly recommended.

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Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2020

Hi there Mike,

Thanks so much for the great review and rating - sounds like you had a fantastic time with our staff and the friendly Cape fur seals! We appreciate the recommendation. Enjoy the memories of your experience!

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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Very well organized and respectful tour of the local cape fur seal colony. The water is cold (~10 degrees Celsius) but there’s plenty of wetsuits, warm water and cocoa to deal with the cold. To be honest I didn’t feel it at all because of how cool the seals are! The tour operators are very respectful towards the seals and don’t try to lure them in or touch them (not that they need to, the seals swim up to you by themselves). A must do/see!

Thank hugocvh11
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Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Hi there Hugo,

Wow, what a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your thoughts - reviews like yours help potential future travellers understand the activity and decide if they would like to join us. We appreciate the recommendation and great rating. Thank you for joining Animal Ocean!

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