Offshore Adventures

Seal interactions and experiences in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route.

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Offshore Adventures in Plettenberg Bay offers visitors to the Garden Route the chance to see and swim with African Fur Seals at Robberg Peninsula. This unforgettable encounter between humans and mammals is safe and rewarding and an opportunity of a lifetime.

Offshore Adventures was established with the local community in mind as a way to ensure the tourism industry benefits the people of this area. Operating from the Main Beach, there are two trips a day that can accommodate 12 people at a time – weather permitting. Come and take the plunge with us.

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Swimming with the seals was a fantastic experience. Seeing these lovely creatures in their own envir...  -  David Patching.

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David Patching

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.

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Meri Hämäläinen

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

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Rachel Pratt

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!

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Lilly Steffen

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

Lilly Steffen  experienced the Swimming with Seals


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