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Swimming with Seals

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

1hr – 1.5hr swimming with seals at Robberg Peninsula

Guest report to the Adventure hut, located at Central beach’s
car park, 30min prior to departure, where guests sign in and are
equipped with all the necesities for the excursion. After all the
formalities the boat departs from central beach to Robberg Peninsula,
home to approximately 6000 seals, where guests jump into the water with
a fully qualified divemaster for 30min packed with fun and inquisitive
furry seals!

The whole trip lasts about 1hour to an 1hour and a half.
A most do for the whole family!!

(Seal Viewing Guests join the trip but stay in the boat instead of venturing into the waters – Book Seal Viewing)


DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeptember-May Closed on Christmas Day and New years day
WhereADVENTURE ISLAND Central Beach Car Park Hopwood Street Plettenberg Bay Please be at location 30 minutes before departure time!
WeatherWeather permitting
What to Wearswimsuit, some warm for after.
Things to BringPlease bring a swimsuit to wear under your wetsuits and your own towel, we will supply the rest.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators: Welcome as seal viewing guests - R440pp. Book Seal Viewing.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsBoat ride, all snorkeling equipment (mask, fins and wetsuits in all sizes)


Please report 30 minutes before departure time.
Pictures of the trip will available afterwards @ R300.00 per USB or R200 for a link.
Please allow 5-10 minutes for USB.

Customer Reviews

Swimming with the seals was a fantastic experience. Seeing these lovely creatures in their own environment and getting up close and personal was nothing more than amazing. One of the seals actually looked straight into my mask. We were also lucky that after we had finished and on our way back we were lucky to see a great white shark close up not far from the boat. Thank you for a wonderful time it is something we would do again for sure. - David Patching

We enjoyed the activity a lot! Swimming with the seals was one of the reasons we traveled from Finland to South Africa in the first place. We had to reschedule the activity several times, but we understand it's better to make sure the conditions are safe than to risk it with going there with bad weather / dangerous sea conditions. Our guide and other crew members gave us a good impression when it comes to giving us information about the animal behavior, but we would have loved to hear even more info about the seals and their lives in Robberg nature reserve. Maybe the difficult sea conditions were the reason the crew seemed to be in a hurry and it was less talk, more time in the water. Though in this case there was nothing to complain about, since the 30 minutes in the water go by fast when you're enjoying it to the fullest, so you do want to get there was fast as you can :) We have been snorkeling a lot and are confident swimmers, so we didn't mind the waves, but I can imagine the activity might be a bit too much for people who are anxious around wild animals or who aren't 100% sure of their swimming skills in the ocean. The whole snorkeling trip was done with respect towards the animals and nature, which was a pleasure knowing how some people rip tourists off and try to take advantage of animal tourism instead of protecting the animals. This is an ethical way to see the seals in their own habitat! Best regards, Meri - Meri Hämäläinen

We were very happy with our overall experience with Offshore Adventures - Seal Swim. The booking process was easy and straight forward online. I also appreciated they communicated both through whatsapp and email. Our guide was great. I really enjoyed how close we were able to get to the seals. And lastly appreciated they had the option of purchasing gopro photos of our experience since we didn't have a camera with us. Overall great service! - Rachel Pratt

It was an awesome experience! There were hundrets of seals right next to us in the sea. Just amazing! - Lilly Steffen

The perfect experience!! Recommended to everyone. We super-enjoyed it!! - Marion Abert

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