Frequently Asked Questions

Should you be concerned about sharks?

No.

 

  • The area where we swim with the seals is very shallow (2-3m). It is also where most of the pups hang out thus the older male seals project the area in pack formations

  • The boat always stay very close.

  • We make use of Shark Shields, an electronic device that puts impulses into the water, which sharks are sensitive to due to their electro receptors on their nose and lateral line.

What if the weather is bad?

Not to worry.

We can go out in most weather conditions, even if it rains, the only time we will cancel is if there is an strong east wind or east swell. We will inform booked clients in advance and if we are unable to reschedule, we offer a full refund.

When do you operate?

Daily.

  • We operate all year round, 7 days a week.

  • 10h00, 12h00 and 14h00 daily, number and weather dependant.

  • In season we offer a 08h00 and 16h00 trip as well.

  • Special arrangements can be made for big groups.

What is the best time to go?

Anytime.

  • The seals stay here all year round.

  • The pups start swimming in February and stay inquisitive and playful until the next year’s pup arrive.

  • We normally recommend the 10h00 trip,just because of the weather, but the seals hang about all day.

I can't swim or isn't a strong swimmer...
  • That is ok, you can still swim with the seals, we provide wetsuits, that keep you buoyend. We have floatation aids available on request.

  • The guide is present with you in the water at all time.

  • We don’t swim long distances, we  mostly just float around the seals

I am disabled, can I still swim with the seals?

Yes.

Give us a call to let us know what your disability is and we will work around it. Nothing gives us more pleasure to allow everyone to have an amazing experience swimming with the seals.

If I don't want to swim can I still come on the boat?

Yes.

Provided there is space available, you can book a seal viewing trip, which will be on the same boat at the swimmers and you can watch everyone else get wet

Does size matter?

No.

We have wetsuits in all sizes ranging from 6 years to XXXL, and fins ranging from a kiddies size 10 to a men’s size 13-15.

Do children pay the same as adults?

Yes.

Children still need all the equipment required and full a boat seat according SAMSA standards.

And they offen need more attention during the excursion, which we are more happy to give.

I don't have an underwater camera. What about pictures?

Available.

 

The guide on every trip takes pictures, which will be available afterwards to view and then purchase on a USB stick for R180 or on a Disk for R130.

How safe is it?

All our skippers and guides are highly qualified with experience. 

As for boating, going out to sea will always pose some risk, but safety is always our main concern and priority.

In the water, there is always a guide present with you and an optional cage.

Do I have to be a strong swimmer or able to swim?

Nope, not if you prefer to dive in the cage.

If you would like snorkel or free dive, some level of experience is required.

Can I stay on the boat and still have a good experience?

Yes

You can still have an awesome experience, we only make use of semi-rigid boats “rubberduck” which mean no high gunwales, you are pretty close to the water, the deeper we go, the clearer the water generally gets to see the animals and we provide polarised sunglasses which make viewing better.

Is sightings guaranteed?

As much as we would like to guarantee sightings, it’s not zoo or animal park and the animals are free to roam the whole ocean.

Will I get sea sick?

If you prone to motion sickness, we strongly recommended using some form of motion sickness treatment, there is a few option available. (stugeron or motion sickness bracelets, which we mostly have in stock)

Make sure you had a good breakfast, it always helps having a full stomach. Drink water and stay hydrated, lollipops and mints and gum do help as well.

Is there a toilet on board?

Nope but we can always make a plan with a number one.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, just keep in mind space is limited on the boat, don’t bring big bulking bags.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you are more than welcome, we recommend it to be waterproof.

Pictures of the trip will be available for purchase on an USB afterwards.

I have dietary requirements?

Please specify these to us as soon as you book your trip.

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