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Snorkel with Seals

Simon's Town

Activity Description

Have a close encounter snorkelling with the Cape Fur Seals of Cape Town! Become one with the seals as they swim gracefully in their natural environment. Interact with these boisterous animals in their underwater playground. The action begins as soon as you enter the water as these furry counterparts swim beside you, often mimicking your movements.

The short boat ride to Duiker Island allows guests the opportunity to spot other wildlife including pods of Dusky dolphins, Southern Right Whales, Comorants and possibly even African Oyster Catchers.

Your skipper and guide is a zoologist with a keen interest in all wildlife. Scuba diving for certified divers is available upon request.
No previous snorkeling experience is required, but you should be confident with swimming in open water.
Imagine a playful experience snorkeling or scuba diving with the Cape Fur Seals of Cape Town! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! It’s an easy, fun and safe encounter for the whole family to enjoy! Take a dive into the Seals natural environment and become one with them as they dart through the water.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenFrom mid April to September (our winter months) we book the dive in False Bay , thereafter from October to mid April (our summer months) the best conditions for snorkeling with the seals is in Hout Bay.
WhereQuayside Building, Main Road, Simon's Town
WeatherService is subject to sea coditions for the safety of our guests. The discretion of the skipper is final in regard to launch time and whether the excursion will go ahead as scheduled.
What to WearWear protective clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.
Things to BringBathing suit and towel, a cap or hat, sunglasses and definitely sun screen.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed on the boat, you are welcome to wait at our offices until the boat returns.


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsScuba Diving: Minimum Dive Certification Of Open Water One
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Soft snorkel gear comprising of gloves, booties, 7 mm wet suit, mask, snorkel, fins and weight belt.
Snacks and refreshments.

ExclusionsRound trip transfers from Cape Town. Transfers can be added to your booking on the check out page


The snorkeling is from a Zodiac RIB. The vessel is standard for South African diving operators. There are no facilities except for a small cubby hole for keys and sunglasses.
We advise leaving your personal belongings behind. There are no toilet facilities or protection from the weather conditions.

Departure time: Exact time to be confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather conditions. The dive site is + 15 minutes away from the launch point.

Duration: Actual Dive time 30 to 60 minutes

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