So, you’ve been on a Seal Island cruise with us, but can’t get enough of our curious water creatures? We’ve got just the right activity for you. Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean promises an eco-friendly, all-natural wildlife encounter amidst the stunning kelp forest with our inquisitive Cape Fur seals. Established in 2009, Animal Ocean takes pride in being the pioneer Seal Snorkeling company in Hout Bay.
Explore Duiker Island’s Kelp Forest
Beyond seal encounters, you have the chance of enjoying sightings of Heaviside’s dolphins, Humpback and Southern Right whales, African penguins, Cape cormorants, Swift terns, and the elusive Sunfish. The kelp forest at Duiker Island provides a thriving ecosystem for diverse marine life, including Cape Rock Crab, Pyjama Shark, Red Roman, Sea Urchins, Kelp Klipfish, and Octopus.
The adventure begins at the Snorkeling Center in Hout Bay, where guests enjoy hot showers, private change rooms, free WiFi, and coffee before embarking on a 2.5-hour journey to Duiker Island. Boasting the title of seal snorkeling experts, Animal Ocean’s marine guides ensure an unforgettable experience.
The activity is suitable for adrenaline-seekers over 13 years old who weigh less than 140kgs and can swim. The best time for seal snorkeling is from September to May when Cape Fur seals are most active, avoiding the colder months with larger swells. Equipped with a full 5mm wetsuit, hood, gloves, booties, vest, mask, snorkel, and fins, you’ll be fully prepared for an immersive experience.
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