Water activity

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

4.6 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: Drumbeat Charters

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

Activity provider: Drumbeat Charters

From US$ 6.58 per person

Embark on an exciting cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals up close in their natural habitat.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • See thousands of Cape Fur Seals up close on Duiker Island
  • Admire the views of Sentinel Mountain and the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak
  • Get a chance to see marine life including dolphins and whale
  • Choose from a 60-minute cruise or a kid-friendly 40-minute cruise
Full description
Choose from 40 a 60-minute cruise and sail off to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer as you cruise along the rugged coastline from Hout Bay harbor.  As you cruise over the waters, get breathtaking views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain, in addition to the chance to see other marine life including dolphins and whales. 40-minute Seal Colony Cruise: child-friendly cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat. 60-Minute Seal and Shipwreck Cruise: see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continue below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Moari Bay notoriously known for its Shipwrecks which ran aground in 1994 during one of the famous Cape winter storms. 60-Minute Chapmans Peak Cruise: set off from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals. From there the boat will cross the bay and travel back to the harbor along the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak.
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  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Board your cruise at 60 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay.

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  • This tour is weather dependent and it may be canceled and rescheduled if the weather is unsuitable on the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 62 reviews

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This was an absolutely wonderful experience, the crew members were so polite and helpful. This was a very interesting informative cruise and we were able to take some amazing photos and videos. You are even able to take a photo touching a seal as they call them up out the water so we can have a photo and touch one. I highly recommend this for everyone of all ages.

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January 2, 2023

The overall was fantastic. From the lady that helped us at the ticket office to the time we got off. The boat is excellent and the Skipper was definitely one of the best. He handled that boat beautifully and took us safely and with no effort to Seal Island and back. The personnel on the boat was also very helpful and well trained.

May 8, 2022

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 392147