Snorkeling with Seals in Hout Bay – To Do Africa

Snorkeling with seals in Hout Bay

From R2,320.00

Snorkeling with seals in Hout Bay

Embark on an unforgettable adventure diving with seals in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and immerse yourself in the playful world of Cape fur seals. Interact with these curious and friendly creatures as they gracefully swim around you, showcasing their agility and charm. Marvel at their underwater acrobatics and enjoy the thrill of being in close proximity to these fascinating marine mammals. With the backdrop of Hout Bay’s scenic coastline, this experience promises to be both exhilarating and memorable, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature in one of South Africa’s most picturesque settings

From R2,320.00


Things to Note

Age restriction: Min age 10 Yrs must be accompanied by an adult 

Not more than 10 passengers on the boat


What to bring:

Lifejackets provided

Bring your swimwear and a towel



We highly recommend guests who are prone to any kind of motion sickness (or are unsure if they are) to use anti-nausea medication well in advance.



.The trip is weather dependent. Weather assessed on day as activity cannot be performed in dangerous or bad weather.

Experience Highlights

Experience the joy of snorkeling alongside playful Cape fur seals in their natural habitat, as they gracefully swim and interact with you underwater.

Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Hout Bay, offering excellent visibility for observing the seals and the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.

Get up close and personal with these curious and friendly marine mammals, as they playfully dart around you, showcasing their agility and charm.

Scenic Coastal Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of Hout Bay’s rugged coastline and surrounding mountains, providing a stunning backdrop for your snorkeling adventure.

Create lasting memories as you embark on this exhilarating snorkeling experience, filled with laughter, excitement, and the wonder of encountering seals in their natural environment.

Operating Schedule

Morning :  Depart:  08:00  –  Return:  11:30

 Afternoon: Depart:  14:00  –  Return:  17:30 

Seal Snorkeling In Hout bay : 

Seal snorkeling will be your main highlight in Cape Town. Located in the small fishing village of Hout Bay, you will get the chance to walk in the bustling market and plenty restaurants located in the area. 

Overview – Snorkeling with seals in Hout Bay

Introduction and Safety Briefing:

Meet your guide and receive a thorough safety briefing on snorkeling equipment usage and seal interaction guidelines.

Boat Departure:

Board the boat at Hout Bay Harbor and embark on a scenic cruise to the seal colony’s location.

Snorkeling Gear Distribution:

Receive your snorkeling gear, including wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Guided Snorkeling Session:

Enter the water under the guidance of experienced instructors and snorkel alongside the playful Cape fur seals.

Seal Interaction:

Enjoy close encounters with the seals as they swim gracefully around you, showcasing their natural behavior.

Observation and Exploration:

Explore the underwater world of Hout Bay, observing the diverse marine life and colorful reef formations.

Package Inclusions and Exclusions

Package Includes

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Package Excludes

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.