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Duiker Island: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the hop on hop off bus to Hout Bay on Blue line . Definitely worth a visit when in Cape Town. Seals are the star of the show . Also saw a shipwreck but could have skipped that

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank vickicork
Reviewed 12 August 2019

To get here you take the boat trip from the harbour for 100 rands. It only takes 45 minutes or so and also gives you great views of the harbour and town and Chapman's Peak above. Be warned though: it's on the tourist trail so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 17 June 2019

Duiker Island is home to one of the largest seal colonies in the Southern Hemisphere. The adorable Cape Fur Seals make this island their home all year round and at any given point you can see 10's of Thousands sunning themselves on the rocks or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Hout Bay T
Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

We drove to the Hout Bay and pay 80rands for a 45mins boat ride. There are about 3 companies and different timing. Our boat took 15mins to the island per way and 10mins stop at the island to see the seals. They were actively leaping...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Iamgracelee
Reviewed 6 March 2019

My husband and I went on this trip as part of a Cape Peninsular tour. Unfortunately we arrived just as passengers were getting on the 9.15 boat and so were almost the last on and we ended up perched on part of a seat inside...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank georgiegirl7
Reviewed 18 February 2019

It was great seeing all the seals hunting while we were out at the island. The weather was a bit on the rough side on the particular day but the crew were on hand to assist where needed on the vessel. The seals were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Noorunisha A
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

To be honest I was not 100% sold on doing this trip because I had seen seals before many times. But my wife really wanted to go and the bay is beautiful. But when we got to the island we were blown away by the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Took a tour boat out to see this island and we were not disappointed. It was offered as an option during our cape tour. We were quickly taken out to the island and spent some time watching the seals swimming and playing before returning to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank margaret l
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Catch one of the several commercial boats out of Houts Bay waterfront - they leave every 45 min. to one hour - and go see the seal colonies. Hundreds of the animals, maybe more. In the water, on the rocks. Great excursion for children 5...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kitwexplorer
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We took the last boat tour at 4pm to duiker island and first, the panorama to go there is amazing, you see already a lot of seals sun bathing in hout bay. The island is very crowded and you can have a good look at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 January 2018|
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Response from 175niekw | Reviewed this property |
Hi Holidaymaddddd, we came to Houtbaai absolutely unprepared so without any booking and we could get our 5 tickets at the counter I the harbor easily. That was off season so I am not sure if that works in the summer... More
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22 February 2015|
Response from No1Jo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Unfortunately you can only get to the island by boat. There are a few different companies that leave from the harbour, several times a day, weather permitting. The tours are very safe and take different routes... More