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Snorkel with Seals

Cape Town

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Activity Description

1 of the TOP 10 Cape Town Outdoor Experiences.

Let Seal Snorkeling Cape Town take you on a once in a lifetime Cape Town adventure to snorkel with the Cape Fur seal in their natural environment.

Snorkeling is a fantastic way to observe our beautiful underwater life without all the extensive training and complicated equipment required for scuba diving.

We will provide the wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins as well as a short training session to make sure you are comfortable with the mask and snorkel.

Not keen to get in the water but would like to come and watch your friends and family snorkel? You’re more than welcome to join on the boat at an additional R600 per person.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year depending on the weather Monday - Sunday We are closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day.
WhereMeetup Location | On Google maps or Uber, search the following: “Seal Snorkeling Cape Town” (Our offices are inside Hout Bay Harbour, right next to Ground Up Cafe)
WeatherWeather permitting. Weather assessed on day as activity cannot be performed in dangerous or bad weather.
What to WearDress casual-Beach
Things to BringSunscreen, hat, swim wear and towel
Guests or SpectatorsPLEASE NOTE: We are situated in HOUT BAY A R600.00 fee will be charged if you don't want to dive and just go on the boat for the trip.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight130.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll grear, hot drinks and cookies on the boat.



The itinerary:
Introductions on to the session
Gear Check and Wetsuit Fitting
Short training session
Let’s go snorkeling!
Hot Drink and Snacks on the boat

We will SMS you our indemnity on the morning of your trip.

Indemnity is signed on arrival. Cancellation policy: Refund Policy:

If we cancel because of unsafe weather, we try to do that 24 hours before arrival. Full refund will be given, it will take -/+ 7 working days to complete. Seal Snorkeling Cape Town (Pty) Ltd covers all bank charges.

  • Not more than 10 passengers on the boat
  • Don’t worry. There’s never been a shark spotted.
  • Water temp varies from 10C to 15C
  • Weather assessed on day as activity cannot be performed in dangerous or bad weather
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Bring your swimwear
  • Must sign waiver
  • Guest should be able to swim

In the event of no sightings, you will be eligible for a voucher to reschedule.

Cancellation within 24 hours of your trip:
- If you cancel/do not pitch up to your scheduled trip, you will unfortunately not be able to receive a refund. In the event where you would like to reschedule your booking thereafter, a R150pp penalty fee applies.

Customer Reviews

A fantastic experience! Our guides Sebastian and Chadley were great, took very good care of us and made sure we had the best time. We were also lucky enough to see dolphins on our way back in and the boat skipper made sure we had the best possible view of them. - Barbara

What an enjoyable afternoon! This was well managed. Assistants were wonderfully helpful and attentive to participants. I had both my son and daughter joining my husband and me; when my son floated off without a parent in tow, he was carefully monitored by the assistant. The treat of hot chocolate onboard when returning to the harbour after the snorkel was especially welcomed! - Annwyn

Amazing experience, one of the best ever ! You really swim very close to the seals, they look at you, are curious, and make the show. The wetsuits are very thick so we were not cold. Perfect ! - Aurélie

What an incredible experience!!! The guides were phenomenal and living in CT I would take any friend visiting CT there again. - Ian

We had a lovely experience, all the staff were great and super helpful! The sea puppies were amazing and we loved swimming with them. Definitely choose a sunny day for thus excursion, since the water tends to get a bit cold. Next up - Kayaking! - Mone

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