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Snorkel with Seals

Cape Town

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 R400 per person.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year depending on the weather Monday - Sunday
WhereMeetup Location | On Google maps or Uber, search the following: “Cape Town Bucket List” (We meetup outside the Atlantic Boat Club)
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 R400.00 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 cookies on the boat.

Go Pro Rental


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

In the event of no sightings, you will be eligible for a voucher to reschedule.

Cancellation within 24 hours of your trip:
- If you cancel/do not pitch up to your scheduled trip, you will unfortunately not be able to receive a refund. In the event where you would like to reschedule your booking thereafter, a R100pp penalty fee applies.

Customer Reviews

What a fantastic experience! Definitely the highlight of our stay in Cape Town. Friendly and professional with clear instructions and safety at heart, the guys in charge made even novice swimmers feel safe and at ease. The boat ride out to the seals was fun and exhilarating - and swimming with the seals was magical! Far more seals than expected were in close proximity to us - especially the curious, playful pups. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting the Western Cape; one of the best memories you'll make! - Sian Buckler

Absolutely amazing service and an unforgettable experience! All the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They helped with everything from putting on our wetsuit, to helping adjust our masks in the water. The entire experience felt very safe and the hot chocolate and cookies at the end really help to warm you back up. 100% recommended! Thank you to the entire team! - Digby Andrews

Our family loved every aspect of snorkeling with the seals. The staff, the equipment, the snacks, the entire experience was top notch. One of our favorite activities of our 2 week trip. - Megan C Rutt

It was a wonderful land fun experience with the family, everybody loved it ! The team was very nice and informative and all was perfect including the hot chocolate served after the snorkeling - valerie Battistella

I really loved it. Everything was super smooth and professional, the gear was in good shape, size and spot on for the conditioms. So many seals, it was amazing. One of the best things ever. - Maarit Hirvonen

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