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Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 72 296 9132
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Amazing time! amazing crue and guys at desk! you would never forget the time enjoing and playing... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rubén C
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wouldn't go seal diving with anyone else, animal ocean is the best, great experience great people... read more

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Reviewed 15 June 2018
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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 3 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 us and the friendly Cape Fur seals!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8 Albert Road | Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing time! amazing crue and guys at desk! you would never forget the time enjoing and playing with Seals

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Alfred Steven B, Owner at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ruben, Thanks so much for your review and 5 star rating - we hope you have happy memories of snorkeling with the seals! Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

wouldn't go seal diving with anyone else, animal ocean is the best, great experience great people and they have a very cute dog

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi there, Thanks so much for your rating and your comments - we are glad that you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thanks for joining us near the end of our 2018/2019 season. Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Listen, after 20 years of being in Cape town for summer, I don't know how I missed this before. In perfect conditions we had a blast, got some greta pictures with the rented cameras, although they aren't the best resolution or quality. Best thing I've...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi there, We are glad you found us! It sounds like you had a magnificent time with the Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island. It is so wonderful to be able to share this special experience with others. Please join us again next summer -...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I am so glad that my husband and I booked this trip! We had such an amazing time yesterday and it was amazing to see such wonderful animals up close knowing that we were completely safe with the staff that were in the water with...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi there Chelsea-Ann, It is always so wonderful to read such positive comments, I can hear that you had a lovely time on your trip! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and to leave us your thoughts - we really...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had an amazing experience snorkling with seals with Animal Ocean. Everything was well organized and we felt well taken care of. Simply listen to the instructors and enjoy!

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hello Agnies, Thanks so much for your comments and your five star rating, we are so glad that you had such a marvellous time snorkeling with the friendly Cape Fur seals! Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had a wonderful time thanks to the lovely, professional, dynamic and passionated team from Animal Ocean. The communication with them before our snorkeling trip was really good. We had to reschedule our trip a couple of times, because our plans changed and at all...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hello Charlotte, It is so wonderful to read such a thoughtful review - we always appreciate the positive appraisals for the work that we do in helping others experience the wildlife and ocean environment of Hout Bay. Thank you for taking the time to let...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

If I could go seal snorkelling everyday I definitely would! The ladies who took us out were very kind, caring and great guides. The seals are so cute and so much fun to swim with. Would highly recommend to friends and family.More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi there Chloe, Wow, I think we have found a new Seal Snorkeling guide! We love hearing such positive thoughts from customers - it sounds like you had an incredible time with the Animal Ocean team and the Cape Fur seals. Thank you for writing...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

It's really an incredible experience. If I've ever got the chance to do it again I would do it without any doubt. The people at animal ocean are really nice and you immediatly realize they do that more by passion then for the money. Instead...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi there, We so appreciate your comments - the Animal Ocean staff work incredibly hard and it is so lovely to be commended for the work we do in sharing this special experience with others! Please do join us if you are ever visiting Cape...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

On the whole it was a great experience, the team are extremely professional and look after the trippers. Personally I expected too much of myself, I hadn't been swimming for over 30yrs till that day. The wet suit was so tight on me I could...More

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi there Colin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your advice for fellow travellers and adventure enthusiasts! The ocean can be quite choppy at Duiker Island, and this activity does require some level of competence in the water...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

What an Incredible day & experience very friendly staff who made the day enjoyable and would love too to it all again. Thank you 😊

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Seal_Snorkeling_no1, Manager at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hello Lucy, Thanks so much for your rating and review - we love to hear that you had a wonderful time with the Animal Ocean staff and the Cape Fur seals! Thanks for joining us! Kind regards, Lauren Manager Animal Ocean

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weddingplaner
6 August 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for asking the question - it is something good to query! We have outdoor shower facilities available for a rinse off after your trip, as well as changing cubicles. We also have bathroom facilities within our... More
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7 June 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Hi there, TripAdvisor will not let me add a website in this answer - please look up Animal Ocean online. Alternatively, our website address is on our Facebook page which is called Animal Ocean :) (The website address is... More
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Suzy W
25 April 2018|
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Response from Seal_Snorkeling_no1 | Property representative |
Hi Suzy, Yes, our equipment includes a 3mm neoprene vest, a 5mm full body wetsuit with hood, boots, gloves and mask and snorkel. We have warm water on board to pour inside your wetsuits and onto your hands and feet after... More
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