Swim with Seals/ Kayak tour

Combo of Swim with Seals and Storms River Kayak & Lilo

Plettenberg Bay and Storms River Mouth

Activity Description

1hr – 1.5hr swimming with seals at Robberg Peninsula

Guest report to the Offshore Adventures Office, located at Central beach’s
car park, 30min prior to departure, where guests sign in and are
equipped with all the necessities 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 dive master 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)

Arrangements

ProviderOffshore Adventures
DurationOpen Ended
When15 August- 15 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 - R550pp. Book Seal Viewing.

Requirements

Minimum Age6 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)
ExclusionsN/a

Notes

Please report 30 minutes before departure time.
Photo and video link included

Customer Reviews

Best idea to go swimming with seals, we totally enjoyed it and can only recommend it to anyone! - Wiebke Mros


We had a very good time while snorkeling with seals. They are all around you and it was so impressive! We totally recommend ? - Fenja Ernst


Awesome experience. Got close up and personal with some very cute seals and their mischievous antics. Very well organised and safe adventure. Well done. - Dave Mason


This experience was really awesome, starting from the super nice guide to the playful seals. It was nice drive to the shore and there were so so many seals, this was amazing. And these creatures are so lovely and playful, they where just swimming around us. We really joined the trip! - Karoline


Great fun, perfect day, seacalm and vis clear. Saw lots of seals and crab. Seals very playful. Also saw elephant seal. Guide /dive leader very good. My 2nd dive with offshore. Will go again. Only downside water temp was cold. I wore gloves. (bring your own) Tips if you can check weather n sea condition. - Robert Spencer


Activity Description

“Our favourite!” The 2 hour Storms River Kayak & Lilo Adventure is our most popular adventure activity in Tsitsikamma National Park! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge in Tsitsikamma, and experience the long, deep, quiet pools, then the Kayak and Lilo trip is for you!

We paddle from the Harbour next to the small beach across the ocean, then under the Suspension Bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth. Please note that if the sea is rough, you have to hike to the Suspension Bridge (along a boardwalked trail), where we then hike along the river from the suspension bridge up to the jetty to where you then get on onto your kayaks. This 80m hike is over rocks and difficult terrain.

This is where the true Kayaking adventure begins – paddling the Storms River, the pinnacle of Tsitsikamma National Park. After waving to all the tourists photographing you from the Suspension Bridge, we continue the kayak trip up the Stormsrivier. We paddle right into the bats cave and spend time gazing up at the magnificent and spectacular cliffs all around us, all from the comfort of our double sit-on-top kayaks.

At the low-water point we disembark our kayaks and we jump on our unique Lilo’s. (a Lilo is an inflatable mattress that we’ve had specially made for this trip). From here we walk and float over a short section of rocks and simply wade deeper up the river on the Lilo’s. What a stunning view it is, laying on a Lilo at water level, and gazing up to cliffs that touch the sky! At reaching a certain point, we simply turn our Lilo’s around and float back down river to our Kayaks!

ACTIVITY BREAKDOWN
When the ocean is safe to kayak over the trip will involve in total: 10 minutes briefing, 20-30 minutes of ocean kayaking, 30-40 minutes of river kayaking, 40 minutes on Lilo and +/- 20 minutes Cliff Jumping, swimming and some time in between of just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view. If the ocean is unsafe to kayak over, the trip will involve in total: +/- 40 minutes of hiking through the forest, 10 minutes of briefing, 30-40 minutes of river kayaking, 40 minutes on Lilo and +/- 20 minutes Cliff Jumping, swimming etc. as above.

PLEASE NOTE: The kayak & lilo activity starts half an hour after the time slot booked for as it takes time to have the briefing (see above), be kitted out etc.

Arrangements

ProviderUntouched Adventures
DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, all year round, subject to availability.
WhereWe are located INSIDE Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. Our office overlooks the Storms River Mouth and ocean, and we are tucked nicely underneath the restaurant. From Plettenberg Bay we are approximately a 45km drive down the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. Take the RIGHT hand turn "Tsitsikamma National Park", and drive to the Park Gate. From the entry of the National Park there is only one road, so you can't get lost! Follow this road to the very end, park in the carpark and follow the red Untouched Adventures signs underneath the restaurant to the Storms River Harbour. From Jeffreys Bay we are approximately 1 hours drive down the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay. After you drive over the Storms River Bridge and pass the petrol station, pass Storms River Village, and turn LEFT at the "Tsitsikamma National Park" sign and drive to the Park Gate. (This left hand turn is before the toll gates - so if you've passed the Bungy and are at the Toll Gates, you've gone too far!). From the entry of the National Park there is only one road, so you can't get lost! Follow this road to the very end, park in the carpark and follow the red Untouched Adventures signs underneath the restaurant to the Storms River Harbour.
WeatherIn the event of big swell or strong winds, the trip will automatically be transferred to a Hike, Kayak and Lilo. This can take up to 2 hours 30 minutes, with +/- 40minutes of forest hiking. The group will be guided to the Storms River Mouth along a board walked hiking trail and start the kayak and lilo adventure from the safety of the river mouth. Weather is constantly monitored and the trip will be cancelled if safety is a concern.
What to WearSwimming costume, shirt and closed toe shoes (on the colder days bring warm clothes) - wetsuits and water shoes available for rent
Things to BringSwimwear, warm clothes, Towel and Change of Clothes
Guests or SpectatorsRestaurant, snorkeling and short walks available on site.

Requirements

Minimum Age5 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight170.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuides escort each group, and the following gear is provided - Kayak, PFD, Lilo's, and Paddles.
ExclusionsNational Park Conservation/Gate Entry fee's are not included. Wetsuits, Aqua shoes/Booties are not included. You can bring your own closed toe shoes or hire aqua booties for R50.

Notes

Please note: We are located INSIDE the National Park, and gate entry fee’s must be paid upon arrival. Please note that we are currently experiencing approximately one hour delays at the entrance gate due to renovations by SANPARKS. Please allow for extra time.

During peak summer season it can take an hour or longer to get through the National Park gate. Please allow for this in your travel planning as there are no refunds for late/no shows.

NOTE: If you are requiring times or group sizes other than those shown please contact our shop on 073 1300 689 / 076 959 2817 during business hours as other time slots may be available.

Customer Reviews

wonderful experience, so much fun. We had a fantastic trip with two great guides. Thank you! - Sascha Thom


Amazing amazing experience, and the guides made the experience even better! Would highly recommend - Stephanie


A must-do in Tsitsikamma! Great Kayak-Tour! Marshall and Enzo are the best guides ever! We loved it! - Stephan


Me and my wife, Karin, had a great time. Well organised and professional. Chad and Clinton was great. Can recommend. - Edward Smuts


Het was een geweldige ervaring. De geleiding van onze kinderen (7en 10 jaar) kon niet beter. dit is echt een aanrader als u in Tsitsikamma komt. - Anton Bunt




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