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Snorkel with Seals

Cape Town And Hout Bay

Activity Description

1 of the TOP 10 Cape Town Outdoor Experiences.

Let Cape Town Bucket List take you on a once in a lifetime Cape Town adventure to snorkel with the ocean’s friendliest creatures, the Cape Fur seal.

Snorkeling is a great 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 cost.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year depending on the weather Monday - Sunday
WhereMeetup Location: Captain Jack's Info Office - Houtbay Harbor Location: Captain Jack's Info Office - Houtbay Harbor
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 SpectatorsA R500.00 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 Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll grear, hot drinks and snacks on the boat.

Go Pro Rental


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

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. Cape Town Bucket List 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

Customer Reviews

Very Fun thing to do, specialy with our two boys :-) - Christine mies

Best emotions at the Soutn Africa. I was happy like a child ) - YURY BOGODUKH

This was an experience of a lifetime. To get that close to wild animals and fell totally safe. What playful creatures they are, I've got some amazing Go-Pro footage of seals frolicking. And the team was great!! Well done and a BIG thank you from a 73 year old. - Jack Steenstra

What an incredible experience! So much fun! The crew was excellent, they took time to make sure we were getting suited up and they made us very comfortable with the idea of getting into the water with 1000's of seals. There were so many baby, teenager and adult seals swimming around, and they were so curious about the humans in the water. We found if we just floated comfortably in the water the seals would swim up and around us. Once I was back on the boat and watching the people that were still in the water, it was so funny to see people bobbing in the water looking around and there would be young seals right behind them suspended upside down in the water. don't forget your GoPro, or rent one from them, well worth the small charge to have video of your swim!! Loved this experience and would do it again in a heartbeat with this crew! Don't miss this activity! And don't miss the cookies, hot chocolate and lollipops when you are out of the water! - Sarah; Mark; Julie; Emily; John & Riley

Amazing ...Everything from start to finish ... We were so looked after and saw so may seals ..Would recommend this as a must do activitie whilst in cape town - Deb Williams

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