Seal Viewing Trips in Cape Town

Seal Viewing Trips in Cape Town.

Observe seals in their natural habitat doing their natural thing. They won’t be jumping through hoops or balancing balls on their nose but these fascinating ‘dogs of the sea” unwittingly entertain for hours and to the delight of Cape Town’s many visitors, are often spotted flopping around at harbours and even at the V & A Waterfront. The best way to watch them, though, is from the deck of a boat.

Cape fur seals proliferate on two rocky island colonies…

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Seal Viewing Trips in Cape Town
Seal Viewing Trips in Cape Tow, South Africa with Dave Hurwits from Simons Town Boat Co

Seal Viewing Trips in Cape Town.

Observe seals in their natural habitat doing their natural thing. They won’t be jumping through hoops or balancing balls on their nose but these fascinating ‘dogs of the sea” unwittingly entertain for hours and to the delight of Cape Town’s many visitors, are often spotted flopping around at harbours and even at the V & A Waterfront. The best way to watch them, though, is from the deck of a boat.

Cape fur seals proliferate on two rocky island colonies just off our Cape Coast. Seal Island in beautiful False Bay is reportedly home to 64,000 Cape fur seals as well as 24 species of bird. The tiny Duiker Island near Hout Bay has around 6000 fur seals scrambling for land space. Depending on the time of year you’ll see them hunting, lazing in the sun, nursing their pups or just playing in the surf. You might also be lucky enough to watch a Cape fur seal trying to avoid becoming a snack for a great white shark.

Both Hout Bay and Simon's Town are charming coastal suburbs worth visiting in themselves and the 40-minutes to an hour boat trips afford stunning views of the Cape Peninsula.

 

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Simon's Town Boat Company - Seal Viewing Trips in Simon's Town, Cape Town. We operate in one of the most beautiful marine settings in the world, but our first-class boat trips don’t just rely on this good fortune. Every aspect of our excursion has been carefully considered. Our custom designed boats offer superior comfort and safety and insightful and engaging interpretive commentary by our a...