Seeking seals with Offshore Adventures

The sea life of the Plettenberg Bay is abundant, and what better way to get acquainted with it than with an ocean adventure…

Bright and early one morning we headed down to the parking area next to the landmark Beacon Isle hotel to embark on our own ocean excursion: a seal viewing trip with Offshore Adventures.

Our guide, Red, and skipper, Nico, kitted us out with life jackets and a ran through a quick safety briefing before we hit the waves – and then we literally did, launching right from the beach into the big blue!

We cruised along the backline of Robberg Beach looking for signs of life (aka sharks!), but only spotted one solitary seal enjoying the waves. Then we went to find his friends. Thousands of them!

Offshore Adventures took us right up close and personal to the protected seal colony found along the rocky seaside cliffs of Robberg. Here we bobbed on the rolling sea watching the seals of all shapes and sizes sunning themselves on the rocks or hopping down to enjoy a dip in the cool, clear water of the Indian Ocean.

It was magic watching these fun-loving animals frolicking in the crashing waves and enjoying their pristine natural environment.

We loved this fresh, fun adventure and really enjoyed seeing Plett from a new perspective, observing the splashing seals, cruising beneath a sky full of sea birds and riding the waves in for our adrenaline-pumping beach landing!

On this trip seal sightings are guaranteed. The crew are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. We felt we were in good hands throughout our boat trip.

We enjoyed the seal viewing excursion, but it’s not the only option offered by Offshore Adventures. Other amazing wildlife encounters they can arrange include swimming or snorkeling with seals and a free diving marine safari!

Contact Offshore Adventures

Central Beach Car Park, Hopwood Street,Plettenberg Bay

Tel: +27 (0) 82 829 0809



Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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