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Drumbeat Charters

Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4441
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Hout Bay Harbour Seals

The Hout Bay cruise is an opportunity to see the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat. In this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia B
via mobile
Good enough

Drumbeat Charters was overall a good boat company among others in the Hout Harbour, which offered... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Alex K
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“seal colony” (4 reviews)
“fun ride” (2 reviews)
“boat ride” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hout Bay cruise is an opportunity to see the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat. In this bay, Duiker Island is a sanctuary for Cape Fur Seals and for numerous species of birds.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Drumbeat Charters was overall a good boat company among others in the Hout Harbour, which offered us a nice boat ride to the seal island close to the port!

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our youth group went on the Drumbeat Charter. What a awesome time we had. Going pass Chapmans Peak and Seal Island...lots of fun, laughter & nausea. Lol. Highly recommended.

Thank guestgZ5863JY
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

At R80 pp this is well worth it. Drumbeat is one of a few Seal Island charters so walk around and see which one suits you best for time. Be aware that you may need to wait as some of the charters are booked by...More

1  Thank Wikus E
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice little boat trip to the seals. There were plenty of them and they were even trying to get up on the quay side!

1  Thank Ramiras
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife and I took a Drumbeat tour to see the Seal Colony which is located on an island just outside Hout Bay. The cost was 85 Rand per person. The staff on the boat were very welcoming and the tour included a commentary on...More

Thank GrahamYip
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have previously visited Drumbeat Charters on two occasions as a family and loved the trip both times. This time we visited for a trip out to Seal Island with a large group of families with children with varying disabilities. The staff and crew were...More

Thank Deirdre G
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice trip but actually very short time on-site to see the seals. You go out with those glass-bottom-boats and having arrived at the island it turns so that no matter where you sit on the boat you have the chance to see the seals. But...More

1  Thank Dino W
Drumbeat_Charters, General Manager at Drumbeat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hi Dino I think you may have the wrong boat company, as we don't have a glass bottom. Thank you for taking the time to review us anyway. Kind regards, Emma Drumbeat Charters

Reviewed 15 January 2017

While nothing extra special...this was a great way to get out to see and photograph the seals! It was a clean boat with plenty of outside space and we got up very close the seals. It didn't take long, and the choice is yours whether...More

Thank TheSullys7
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Great staff, calm sea ,lots of seals Got really close to the island, could almost reach out and touch the seals. Return trip via chapmans peak showcased the magnificent cape mountains Highly recommended

Thank geoff1955
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11 February 2015|
Response from Isaac v | Reviewed this property |
Hi TitoRon, You do not have to make a booking beforehand, but if want a guaranteed date and time to take your family on drummbeat charteres, it's best you make a booking with them. I've just checked their website for you... More
Pamela R
27 January 2015|
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Response from Flitz8 | Reviewed this property |
Hello It will be recommended to make a booking so that you don't miss out The times are listed on there website as well as number to contact them Times are 8.30,9.15, 10, 10.45