Dive, snorkel or swim with seals in Cape Town
ZAR 900 pp (Group rate x 4 inc. equipment)
ZAR 1700 pp for 3.5 hr Private Charter (min 2 pax)
Snorkel with seals in Cape Town with Oceans Africa. Cape fur seals are one of several species of Otariidae found globally. They are closely related to seal lions and are gregarious, social and curious. As such, they are one of only a few wild animals that will allow, human interaction – in fact they often seem to enjoy it. When conducted with sensitively and care, snorkeling encounters with seals can be one of the most rewarding wildlife experiences.
There are several sites around Cape Town where you can find large congregations of Cape fur seals; the main colonies being at Robben Island in Table Bay, Duiker Island near Hout Bay and Seal Island in False Bay. There are also several smaller haul-out or resting areas; Partridge Point and Strawberry Rocks being the most popular with the local dive charter operators.
Oceans Africa invites you to join us on our boat Sea Otter for a private seal snorkeling charter in the Cape Town area. Sea Otter is licensed to carry 5 passengers plus your skipper and dive guide and is the perfect boat for small groups, families and private tours. We like to take our time on these trips, exploring the local area in search of other marine life on the way. We feel it’s time to move away from the bucket-list type tourism experience to a highly personalised and exclusive dive experience.
Our seal snorkeling trips are customised to suit your schedule and your needs, with professional guides and equipment included. The boat can launch from Simonstown, Kommetjie, Hout Bay and Granger Bay depending on the season and your requirements.
With a swim platform at the stern Sea Otter is a fantastic boat for free-diving, snorkeling and swimming, allowing easy entry and exit from the water should you wish to swim with the seals or explore the reef systems and kelp forests.
If you are a qualified scuba diver we offer private dive charters for small groups and dive buddies. So if you’d like to encounter seals underwater on slightly more equal terms, let us know and we can arrange it all for you.