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Seal Snorkeling and Paragliding

Combo of Snorkel with Seals and Parapax Tandem Paragliding Flights

Cape Town

Activity Description

1 of the TOP 10 Cape Town Outdoor Experiences.

Let Cape Town Bucket List take you on a once in a lifetime Cape Town adventure to snorkel with the ocean’s friendliest creatures, the Cape Fur seal.

Snorkeling is a great way to observe our beautiful underwater life without all the extensive training and complicated equipment required for scuba diving.

We will provide the wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins as well as a short training session to make sure you are comfortable with the mask and snorkel.

Not keen to get in the water but would like to come and watch your friends and family snorkel? You’re more than welcome to join on the boat at an additional R400 per person.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year depending on the weather Monday - Sunday
WhereMeetup Location | On Google maps or Uber, search the following: “Cape Town Bucket List” (We meetup outside the Atlantic Boat Club)
WeatherWeather permitting. Weather assessed on day as activity cannot be performed in dangerous or bad weather.
What to WearDress casual-Beach
Things to BringSunscreen, hat, swim wear and towel
Guests or SpectatorsA R400.00 fee will be charged if you don't want to dive and just go on the boat for the trip.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll grear, hot drinks and cookies on the boat.
Exclusions

Transport
Go Pro Rental

Notes

The itinerary:
Introductions on to the session
Gear Check and Wetsuit Fitting
Short training session
Let’s go snorkeling!
Hot Drink and Snacks on the boat

Indemnity is signed on arrival. Cancellation policy: Refund Policy:

If we cancel because of unsafe weather, we try to do that 24 hours before arrival. Full refund will be given, it will take -/+ 7 working days to complete. Cape Town Bucket List covers all bank charges.

  • Not more than 10 passengers on the boat
  • Don’t worry. There’s never been a shark spotted.
  • Water temp varies from 10C to 15C
  • Weather assessed on day as activity cannot be performed in dangerous or bad weather
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Bring your swimwear
  • Must sign waiver
  • Guest should be able to swim

In the event of no sightings, you will be eligible for a voucher to reschedule.

Cancellation within 24 hours of your trip:
- If you cancel/do not pitch up to your scheduled trip, you will unfortunately not be able to receive a refund. In the event where you would like to reschedule your booking thereafter, a R100pp penalty fee applies.

Customer Reviews

Really nice and cool experience and the instructors were also nice! - Charlotte


Fantastic experience! Great crew and service. Highly recommended - Thomas Vieux-Pernon


Excellent experience, the guides are very helpful and supportive. My partner and I were not very experienced in swimming, but they assisted us and gave us floaties, the suits also help with staying afloat, so it was not an issue. I was nervous, but the guides helped me interact with seals more which made the experience all the more rewarding. It was fascinating to see the seals in their natural habitat in the open ocean. Unforgettable experience. - CJ


The experience I had was beyond my expectations ! The bumpy boat ride while you're watching those beautiful landscapes, the friendly staff briefing you about what's coming, the cold icy yet refreshing water we dive in and those amazing creatures dancing around you and playing like you're one of them ! I really had fun Snorkeling with seals with cape town Bucketlist crew and would totally recommend it ! - Kais Bouslama


It was amazing, seals are truly amazing and so adorable. Definitely a must do, the Bucketlist team is so helpful and funny. They make it an experience you won't forget. - Francesca Hamman


Activity Description

Enjoy an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight from Signal hill or Lions head. It is by far probably one of the most exciting adventure sports in Cape Town.

No other activity would let you enjoy spectacular panoramas of the Table Mountain, the City Bowl with no windows to block your view! No matter how nervous you might feel before takeoff (or for some, even the very thought of paragliding), the experienced team will put you at ease.

Once you are in the air enjoy a birds eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year round 7 days a week, weather dependent.
WhereWE ALWAYS MEET AT THE VERY END OF SIGNAL HILL ROAD, under the first thorn tree, on the take-off site, at the parking place, (NOT at the Lions head parking lot) when we are flying in Cape town. Meet our friendly Parapax staff (look for our orange branded t-shirts and red caps).
WeatherThis service is very weather dependent.
What to WearPlease bring sensible, good, closed shoes (running shoes/trainers/sneakers/takkies – whatever you like to call them). Mountain and hiking boots are even better. Any kind of sandal, Croc, flip flop, flopflip, or anything that flips or flops is NOT good. If you don’t have closed shoes, just tell us and we have every sized shoe with us (from little feet to BIGFOOT!). Clothing-wise, wear shorts if its hot, but generally Jeans and a T-shirt with a windbreaker is the best bet. We include everything needed for the flight (helmets and all flying equipment) as well as water, suntan lotion, snacks and refreshments. Naturally, it’s best is to drink lots of water and use that suntan lotion before arriving.
Things to BringSun-block (sunscreen) and hat (it’s often sunny and we don’t want you getting sunburned!) and drinking water! Always wear comfortable running shoes
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators can wait on the ground for the guests to return

Requirements

Minimum Age3 years
Minimum Height0.5 m
Maximum Height2.5 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight135.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

*Live commentary on board from one of our experienced paragliding pilots
*One-way shared transfer back to the take off area from the landing
*Fly with a very experienced pilot behind you, giving you a great sense of security!
*Parapax tailor-make the flight to your wishes so you’re sure to get a personalized flight and service

ExclusionsR300 HD photos and videos(available to purchase in cash on arrival)

Notes

We always meet at the very end of Signal hill drive, once you get to the parking area you will be welcomed by our take off manager Witness, signed up and briefed on the launch. Once you’re securely clipped in, all you need to do is take a few light steps before you’re flying! With an expert pilot behind you, you will feel just great!

Tandem paragliding gives you an amazing sense of freedom. Once in the air, most people are surprised at how relaxed they feel. You’ll sit comfortably upright (like on your sofa at home). You won’t feel like you’re sinking or falling at all, since you glide, nearly horizontally, through the air at around 40 km/hr.

In optimal weather conditions you even have the chance to fly the paraglider yourself! Your instructor will place his hands above yours to show you how to steer. It really is quite simple and really, really fun! This, like the aerobatics before landing, are completely optional of course!

Customer Reviews

Excellent service! Enjoyed every moment! - Liesl Thomas


The experience was just mind blowing!!! Highly recommended this bucket list experience even for those with fears. The pilots are very experienced and give very clear instructions. Furthermore they point out the sights from the skies. Best thing I've ever done !! - Mags Roger’s


Had a blast. Cal and Uncle Francois made our empierce a lot of fun. Once in a lifetime thing to do, so go do it. - Marius Engelbrecht


I want to give an outstanding review to the team at Parapax for an amazing experience. It was the highlight of our holiday! Right from the beginning, the staff at Parapax exuded a sense of calm and professionalism that made us feel very comfortable about the whole adventure. Just to be clear - this was definitely outside of our normal comfort zone! Our pilots, Frank and Alowise, were outstanding. They gave us just the right amount of instruction to do a great job and glided the parachutes to an expert landing. My only wish was that the trip could have been longer - alas we couldn't control the wind. I highly recommend this adventure to anyone with interest in this type of a trip. You won't be disappointed. - richard johnston


I booked the paragliding experience for my wife whilst we were in Cape Town. From start to finish it was a great service by the Parapax team who were friendly, helpful, and made my wife feel at ease for her first ever paragliding flight. Signal Hill is a beautiful place to take off from and my wife particularly enjoyed the tricks that she was shown by the instructor. A brilliant experience that she'll remember for the rest of her life! Highly recommend the Parapax team. - Dan Colquhoun



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