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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.

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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

We all enjoyed the trip thoroughly and would recommend it to others. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the trip well organised with equipment all in good condition. - John

All the staffs were very helpful. They will take a really good care of you, and they are very friendly, and ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have. This was one of the best experience I've ever had! Will definitely go back. - Ploylada PRommate

One of the best things I have done in South Africa! I highly recommend this experience to anyone. I will do that again for sure! Some videos on my Instagram (stories under South Africa tab) - mp.piekarczyk Enjoy Guys! - Marcin Piekarczyk

Wow I mean this was hands down one of the best experiences of my life, it smells and it can seem a bit scary but oh my gosh I just had the most amazing magical time! The guys were fantastic, what a brilliant team, so friendly and at no point whatsoever did I feel anything wasn’t safe! The guys were so knowledgeable and so passionate it was a real pleasure to spend time with them all! Thank you so much - Marni Horton

What an amazing experience!! The personal is very helpful. After a thorough briefing we went out on the trip to go snorkeling with the seals. We saw thousands of seals and came up close and personal with the little ones. The hot chocolate and cookie afterwards is just a added bonus!! - Zineldi Venter

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