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


Discover the ultimate seal swimming 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 help us conserve and protect these Cape Fur seals"

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! 

NEW! - Free-diving fins available to rent for your Seal Snorkel. We now have closed-heel long-blade free-diving fins for you to use. Ask us about them


Top Tip: Book your seal snorkel at the start of your Cape Town vacation; this allows flexibility in case we need to reschedule due to weather conditions.

Welcome to Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling

We are the seal snorkeling experts and are dedicated to getting you in the water 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!


Cape Fur seals occur naturally on islands around the southern African coast and are found nowhere else in the world. Duiker Island in Hout Bay is home to about 5 000 seals and lies within Table Mountain National Park. These Cape Fur seals are not fed or trained, they behave naturally and interact with snorkelers on their own terms. Seal Snorkelers can always see seals in the water and there are no sharks present. This is a wildlife adventure that brings you close to inquisitive wild animals in their natural habitat. We treat them with respect. Cape Fur seals can bite and we cancel trips if aggressive behavior is observed.

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