Water activity

Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

From US$ 30.99 per person

Cruise to Duiker Island and spend some time with the many seals that live there. Discover seal behavior with your guide, and then marvel at Chapman's Peak. Feel your adrenaline rush on a rapid return to the harbor, including high-speed 360-degree turns.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See over 4000 seals at Duiker Island
  • Learn about the seals' behavior and interactions with your guide
  • Discover the history of Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak
  • Experience an adrenaline rush aboard your speedboat, complete with high-speed turns
Full description
Set off from Hout Bay and pass Sentinal Mountain on your way toward Duiker Island. Once there, stop to admire the over 4,000 fur seals that live on Duiker Island, and learn about them and their history with your guide. Next, head toward the scenic and photographic area of De Jossie, underneath Chapman's Peak. Cruise alongside Chapman's Peak as your guide informs you about the granite and cave. To conclude your tour, get ready to hold on tight and feel your adrenaline pumping. Experience a speed run on your boat and spin through 360-degree turns on your way back to the harbor.
  • Life jackets to wear throughout the trip
  • Splash jackets to prevent you from getting cold and wet
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Suntan lotion
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Look for a blue flag with the local partner's logo, directly opposite the harbor entrance, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You must hold on to the handles of the boat at all times
  • You must remain seated at all times
  • This trip is not recommended for pregnant women or people with limited mobility
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour is due to start
  • You will need to sign an indemnity form before embarking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Absolutely spectacular ride! Our guide was fantastic, even convinced my mum to join us and she had a ball of a time! Had some great thrill speed sections of the ride. We also learnt a lot As our guide was extremely knowledgeable and stopped every time he wanted to show us cool things! Definite must!

January 4, 2020

what a wonderful experience. Would definately recommend it.

December 9, 2021

November 4, 2021

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