Duration: Seal Snorkel + 12 min Heli Fight
Join the Ocean Experiences team and experience one of the most popular and unique activities the Mother City has to offer. The OceanX team is only too keen to share the beauty of the ocean and its most playful mammals, the Cape Fur Seals with you as well as the beauty of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline. On this seal snorkeling experience, you will not only learn about the Cape fur seals habits, but you will also get to experience their friendly nature first hand.
Cape Town Helicopters is our sister company who will take you on your 12 minute Hopper flight. You will take off from the V&A Waterfront & enjoy a scenic flight along the Atlantic Coast. You will see Cape Town Stadium, Lions Head, Clifton, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles.
Seal Snorkeling - When you arrive at the dive centre you will be met by the friendly OceanX crew, followed by the completion of paperwork. Once everyone is ready the experience starts with an informative safety and trips briefing. After the briefing you will try on all of your snorkelling gear to ensure it fits comfortably. Once everyone is ready you will don your life jackets and head to the boat. Enjoy a 30-40min boat ride along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline with stunning views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. On the way to one of Cape Town's Cape Fur seal colonys, keep a close eye on the ocean for a chance of spotting marine life such as whales, dolphins, penguins and even the allusive sunfish. Upon arrival at a site called Strawberry Rocks you will be met by the seasoned seal colony of various ages. Once the boat is secured its time to get kitted up and ready to jump into the Atlantic waters to enjoy a fun-filled 30 - 40min snorkeling experience with the seals. Get back onto the boat and enjoy a hot cup of hot chocolate, water and biscuits and relax whilst enjoying the views before heading back to the V&A Waterfront.
Helicopter Flight - Take off from the V&A Waterfront with our sister company Cape Town Helicopters & enjoy a scenic flight along the Atlantic Coast. You will see Cape Town Stadium, Lions Head, Clifton, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles.
Seal Snorkel - 2hours (Meeting 1 hour before, total time to allocate = 3 hours). Heli flight - 12 minutes (Meeting 30min prior)
Seal Snorkel - We do not feed or chum the waters to attract the seals, so they are never 100% guaranteed. The Skipper & guides try their utmost best to find and show you the amazing seals and other marine life. The route is heading out to the Oudekraal area to one of the seal colonies dotted around Cape Town, this one in particular is called Strawberry Rocks. The trip is very much weather dependent and at the discretion of the Skipper, who will make the final call should sea conditions change unfavorably whilst on route to the site. If sea conditions do not allow to get into the water, the trip will be converted to an Ocean Safari and the search of marine life will begin, otherwise the entire boat trip will be cancelled and you will head back to the V&A Waterfront. We do not want you to miss out on the potential of experiencing the spectacular marine life Cape Town has to offer, whether it be in or on top of the water.
Prerequisites & Minimum Age
Seal Snorkel - Minimum of 10 years old. Be in good physical health. No prior experience required. Be comfortable in water too deep to stand up in (flotation devices are available). Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.
Helicopter Flight - There is no age limit. However a child over 1 years of age will need to sit in their own seat.
Seal Snorkel - Minimum = 2 passengers. Maximum = 8 passengers. NOTE: Current COVID-19 Regulations allows a maximum of 7 passengers ** . Helicopter Flight - Minimum 2 pax.
Seal Snorkel Times - 07h30 or 12h00.
Heli Flight - Time will be confirmed
Cape Town has extremely unpredictable weather which changes on a daily basis throughout the year. The safety of our clients is Top Priority and we assess ocean conditions constantly to determine most favorable days and times. Any potential changes to your booking will be communicated with as much notice as possible. It is strongly advised to allow flexibility for this trip.
What To Bring
Swimming costume & towel (to dry yourself afterwards). Sunblock. There are changing rooms and locker facilities to store your personal items.
Average sea temperature during summer months (November - February) ranges from 13 - 18 Degrees Celsius. But dont be afraid of the colder waters of the Atlantic oceans as we provide you with sufficient exposure protection to keep you warm and toastie.
Informative safety & trips briefing. Short high-speed boat ride out of the spectacular V&A Waterfront harbor. 30 - 40min boat ride with picturesque view of Table Mountain & the Twelve Apostles mountain range whilst searching for Marine life. 30 - 40min Seal Snorkel experience. Experienced guides (PADI Professionals). Bottled water, biscuits, hot chocolate All snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, bootie, hoodie, gloves, wetsuit - full length & shorty over the top). 12 min Helicopter Flight.
Staff Gratuities. Hotel Transfer.
We have strict COVID-19 Protocols in place and require all clients to please follow all regulations when entering the premises in order to reduce transmission. Here are a few simple steps to follow: 1) Please wear masks when entering the premises. 2) Sanitising of hands and temperature checks will be conducted before entering. 3) Client details are required for Track & Trace purposes. 4) Be aware of social distancing. Due to COVID-19, availability on trips is limited until further notice.