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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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About Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
The TOP TOUR in Hout Bay and one of the most loved by visitors to Cape Town! The Seal Snorkeling experts since 2009 - join Animal Ocean for the ultimate wildlife experience. Plunge into the ocean and swim with hundreds of Cape fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This 2.5 hour experience is suited for people who are confident swimmers and love the ocean. We want to share our passion and love for Cape Town's marine wildlife with you - come and snorkel with the Animal Ocean Crew and the friendly Cape fur seals!
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See Cape fur seals as nature intended, gliding gracefully through the Atlantic, on this small-group snorkeling trip to Duiker Island. Travel to the seal colony by Zodiac boat, in a group no larger than 10, then spend ample time in the water, accompanied by specialist guides. Your tour includes heavy-duty wetsuits, vests, boots, and gloves, plus hot drinks, a hot shower, and free Wi-Fi back at base.
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Sarah S wrote a review Yesterday
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An Unforgettable experience witnessing these beautiful creatures. Animal Ocean is well equipped and thoughtful from the warm water to pour down your wetsuit after the snorkeling to the hot chocolate to cute towels provided while you change. A must on the bucket list!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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AmyinJozi wrote a review 12 Jan
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions5 helpful votes
This was the absolute highlight of our summer vacation. Extremely professional staff. Perfectly organised from start to finish, with nothing left to chance. The best part is there is no chumming of the water or anything unnatural. The seals are curious, friendly, perfectly at ease, and in abundance on and around their Seal Island home turf. The experience was truly magical and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone..South Africans and tourists alike. Strong swimming ability not a requirement, and as it is the Atlantic Ocean there are no sharks. I would recommend renting their underwater cameras for R200 (R150 if you have your own micro SD card). I would do this again in a heartbeat!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there Amy, THANK YOU! for your incredibly positive, well detailed review - we appreciate the time taken to leave such comprehensive comments after your Seal Snorkeling experience with us! It sounds like you had a fantastic all round trip with our team and the Cape fur seals :) I hope that you enjoy the footage and the memories! Perhaps see you again in Cape Town in the future. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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Stina wrote a review 4 Jan
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Absolutely amazing experience! Very professional and friendly staff. Well trained and kept us informed with every step. Would recommend for sure. They also provide the option to hire an underwater camera - which works great.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there Christina, Thanks so much for the fantastic review and recommendations! I am so glad that you appreciated all the info and staff interactions - we do our best to make sure that our Seal Snorkeling experience is enjoyed by our guests :) Hope you got some awesome footage from your trip! Thanks again for visiting us and for the support. Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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Shannon Hockey wrote a review Dec 2020
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Honestly, the highlight of our trip!!!! We went in December, and not only did we snorkel with seals up close and personal, but we were lucky enough to go and see whales that were nearby too! BEST experience and the staff and crew were also excellent. Couldn’t recommend them more!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there Shan, Thanks so much for your incredible review and recommendation - I am so glad that you had such a great time with our team whilst we shared the Seal Snorkeling experience (and so lucky that the whales made an appearance!) Thank you again for joining us recently, we appreciate the support during what has been an all round tricky year for everyone! Enjoy the memories :) Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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Chantelle wrote a review Dec 2020
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Loved this experience although I got sick upon reaching the Snorkeling place, however the staff did all they could to make us comfortable with my friends. They offered refreshments. Managed to get some shots in the water. Will definitely try this again
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_No1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there Chantelle, Thanks so much for joining our team for a Seal Snorkeling trip recently - I am glad you felt well cared for by our staff and managed to get some photos despite feeling ill! If you do join us again a good option is to make sure you get some motion sickness medication, and take it the evening before and morning of your trip (or as recommended on the box or by the pharmacist) to try limit any possibility of seasickness. Thank you though for the 5 star rating and taking the time to leave us your thoughts - we appreciate the visit! Warm regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean
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