Cape Town
Snorkeling

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Our most recommended Cape Town Snorkeling

  • Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

    1. Hout Bay: Seal Snorkeling Experience

    Let an experienced crew take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - come face-to-face with the ocean's friendliest animal, the cape fur seal. Meet at the local partner's office. Once all the preparations are complete and you are fully briefed in a short training session, your trip will begin. After a scenic boat ride to Duiker Island, a breeding colony for the cape fur seal, you'll have the opportunity to explore underwater life for yourself! Spend approximately one hour in the shallow and clear water, observing and interacting with these amazing animals on their own terms. On the way back, enjoy hot drinks and snacks on board while you share your awesome memories made while snorkeling with these fantastic animals!

    Great service and friendly, safe atmosphere! Would have wished for some more information on seal life and behaviour.

  • Cape Town: Seal Snorkeling at Duiker Island, Hout Bay

    2. Cape Town: Seal Snorkeling at Duiker Island, Hout Bay

    Join the longest operating Seal Snorkeling team in Cape Town at their comfortable Snorkel Centre for a unique marine wildlife adventure! Arrive at the Snorkel Centre to sign in, be sized for your equipment and enjoy refreshments and the souvenir shop before getting into your wetsuit and listening to an educational and safety briefing by one of the Marine Guides. You'll then hop into the Seal Mobile for a short 5-minute drive to the Hout Bay Harbour, where you will be greeted by the waiting boat and skipper. On board you will receive a boat safety briefing before starting the trip out of the harbour. You will stop to see your first seals sunning themselves within the harbour before the boat picks up speed and transports you quickly and safely to Duiker Island - a 10 to 15-minute boat ride away. Once at the island the trained crew on board will give you an area orientation briefing and h...

    Super friendly team and a brilliant experience. Lots of beautiful seals and cosy wetsuit. Hot chocolate was a great touch. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Cape Town V&A Waterfront Seal Snorkeling Experience

    3. Cape Town V&A Waterfront Seal Snorkeling Experience

    Meet at the dive shop to complete paperwork, listen to an informative briefing, and try on your snorkeling gear. Head to the snorkeling site and get into the water with your PADI qualified guide. Go on a 1-hour search for seals and other marine life including dolphins, whales, penguins, sunfish, and much more. Share the beauty of the ocean with these playful mammals. Learn about the Cape's fur seals habits and experience their friendly nature first hand.  Take a picturesque drive from the V&A Waterfront past well-known sites including the Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles. 

    Great ride on the rib, lots of seals on the rocks and under the water. The wetsuit kept us warm, fantastic experience

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What people are saying about Cape Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 32 reviews

It was good to try! The staff is very kind and helpful. After diving they gave to us hot chocolate and biscuits ☕️ In additional, in the centre we had everything we needed - we could take a shower, use soft bathrobe and take pictures with nice paintings on the walls.

Real bucket list activity. Amazing interaction with an actual wild animal. Beautiful day and ocean conditions and real professional team. Definitely recommend

Super friendly team and a brilliant experience. Lots of beautiful seals and cosy wetsuit. Hot chocolate was a great touch. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Great service and friendly, safe atmosphere! Would have wished for some more information on seal life and behaviour.

it was such a great experience seeing the beautiful creatures in their community. it is something worth exploring