Everything You Need to Know About Snorkeling with Seals in Cape Town

If snorkeling with seals in Cape Town isn’t on your bucket list yet, it’s high time to add it! You don’t want to miss out on an adventure of a lifetime, now do you?

But, before you book your excursion with Cape Town Seal Adventures, there are some things you need to know first.

You Don’t Need Any Experience in Seal Snorkeling

You do, however, have to be able to swim. If the skipper deems your swimming ability unfit for this excursion after assessment, you will have to stay on the boat.

You Might Experience Motion Sickness

If you are prone to suffering from motion sickness, we recommend taking a motion sickness pill the morning of your trip. You might want to take one the night before your trip if you want to completely eliminate any chance of getting seasick.

You Can Expect This from Your First Seal Snorkeling Experience

The water in Cape Town is cold with temperatures varying from 8°C to 13°C. Since the seal snorkeling site ranges from 1 metre to 5 metres deep, which is very shallow, you’ll be able to see the bottom clearly on most days. If you get tired or cold, you can return to the boat which will always be nearby.

There Aren’t Any Sharks Where You’re Going

Cape Town seal snorkeling locations are typically situated on the cold Atlantic side and sharks don’t like cold water. We’ve never had a shark sighting before and we probably won’t any time soon.

You Don’t Have to Get off the Boat

If you just want to come along for the ride without diving with seals in Cape Town, you can do just that. We won’t charge you the full amount but we can’t promise that you won’t get wet.

Seal snorkeling is one awesome adventure and nearly anyone can join in. If you wear glasses, switch to contact lenses for the day or if you’re pregnant (not more than 6 months), get a permission letter from your doctor. If you’re younger than 18, bring an adult along. Whatever you do, just come and swim with seals in Cape Town!

For more information or to make your booking, speak to the team at Cape Town Seal Adventures today!

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