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Important Notice: Cape Fur seals are wild animals, curious and playful by nature. However water users (snorkelers, divers, surfers) all around Cape Town's coast have experienced an increase abnormally aggressive seals, and bits have occurred. Animal Ocean is working with authorities to research and solve this issue. We will continue to snorkel with seals as 95% of our trips are without incident. If we observe any unusual seal behavior, we will adjust our route and snorkeling location. 

Seal Snorkeling Ocean Safari with Animal Ocean in Cape Town is the ultimate eco-friendly, all-natural ocean adventure. Connect to nature and join us in the kelp forest with the Cape Fur seals. 


Discover the ultimate ocean adventure experience with Animal Ocean. As the #1 rated on TripAdvisor activity in Hout Bay, we pride ourselves on being the original Seal Snorkeling company, starting in 2009, with the exclusive feature of a private and safe Snorkeling Center for your use. Our facility goes beyond expectations, offering hot showers, change rooms, internet access, and a commitment to your privacy and security.

"Connect with nature and explore the coastline

on the Seal Snorkeling Adventure"

Join us for a plunge into the enchanting kelp forest, where you'll swim alongside hundreds of inquisitive Cape Fur seals in their natural habitat. Witness these incredible creatures on their terms, creating a connection with the wild like never before. If you're a lover of saltwater and yearn for an authentic experience in the heart of nature, seal snorkeling with Animal Ocean is undeniably the best thing to do in Cape Town! 

Welcome to Animal Ocean's Seal Snorkeling Ocean Safari 

We are the seal snorkeling experts and are dedicated to exploring the coastline and snorkeling with these fantastic creatures. Our team of passionate marine guides are keen to share the beauty of the ocean with you. Join us at our Snorkeling Center and enjoy hot showers, private change rooms, free Wifi and coffee. Our vessels take 10 snorkelers and will get you to the snorkeling site, Duiker Island, quickly and safely. Cape Fur seals are most active and abundant in the heat of Cape Town’s summer. So beat the heat – join us!

Seal Snorkeling Ocean Safari Route 

Your journey starts at our snorkeling center before heading out to sea in our 8m ribs to explore the ocean. Spot the first seals in the harbor as we continue along Champspeak to view the ocean cliffs and possibly see Heaviside's dolphins. We cross over Hout Bay to view the Cape fur seal colony at Duiker Island. We will then head to Maori Bay to view the shipwrecks and continue to a small seal haulout point near Sandy Bay before traveling to the Strawberry Rocks seal colony. We will snorkel with seals along the way, depending on ocean conditions and the seals' behavior for the day.

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