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Drumbeat Charters

Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Nice seal tour

Good, quite short, boat tour to the seal island. Not so expensive and nice views of the bay. I... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
klasherman
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Uppsala, Sweden
via mobile
excellent trip to Duiker Island

We went on the Calypso to Duiker Island and it was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, the trip... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Yair K
,
Giv'atayim, Israel
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“seal colony” (5 reviews)
“charter boat” (3 reviews)
“fun ride” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Good, quite short, boat tour to the seal island. Not so expensive and nice views of the bay. I liked it a lot.

Thank klasherman
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went on the Calypso to Duiker Island and it was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, the trip is too short, about 40 min only. I wish we had more time to see the seals and that they could surround the island to see it from...More

Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Drumbeat Charter boat cruise to see seal island ,the shipwreck and the chapmans peak coastline was amazing , The management and staff of Drumbeat Charters looked after my family of five in a fantastic way , always made sure we were taken care of...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great trip, informative and so accommodating for our family. Loved seeing the shipwreck...truly special. Thanks Drumbeat team. We'll bring friends and family along.

Thank LeeSmiRSA
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The trip is not too expensive and it is delightful to see so many seals both on the rocks and in the water around the boat. Also of interest are the seals which have been trained on the quayside where the boat is moored.

Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I visited on a weekday during off season so there was no hustle and bustle on the boat. Everyone got their place to watch the seals. The seals are interesting and fun to look at. Overall it's a pleasant experience.

Thank cheuk yu c
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This charter boat in Hout Bay gets you very close to the seals and has even a bar on board. The duration of the tour is 40 min.

Thank Mike_G6308
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The 1 hour seal island cruise is a simple cruise that focuses on 2 attractions- the seal island and an old shipwreck. It's interesting to hear stories on how seals breed etc but, honestly, it's as good as the price- just R90 per adult. The...More

Thank Gladyman M
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A pleasant trip and luckily there weren't too many people on board. The weather was also playing in our favour which made the trip a lot more pleasant. The wreck of the barge was cool to see up close as well. Seal Island was interesting...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We got to visit “seal island” and a shipwreck from 1994. Some people got sea sick because of the rough waters. Part of that is due to that they serve food and drinks on board. It’s an hour tour.

Thank Megan W
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TitoRon
10 February 2015|
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Response from Isaac v | Reviewed this property |
Hi TitoRon, You do not have to make a booking beforehand, but if want a guaranteed date and time to take your family on drummbeat charteres, it's best you make a booking with them. I've just checked their website for you... More
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Pamela R
27 January 2015|
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Response from Flitz8 | Reviewed this property |
Hello It will be recommended to make a booking so that you don't miss out The times are listed on there website as well as number to contact them Times are 8.30,9.15, 10, 10.45
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