A boat trip to Seal Island, Cape Fur Seal and bird sanctuary, is one of the great outdoor activities for kids when staying at Ocean View House, Cape Town.

As an adult, how often do you think back to your travels as a child? Perhaps it’s been decades since you’ve last been at a place, but the moment you realize you have visited it as a child, you smile and feel a bit happier.

Visiting new places for the first time is a memory that lasts. Giving your kids the opportunity to see some of the beauty Mother Nature offers for the first time is an experience that might even spark the passion for their future career paths.

When visiting Ocean View House one of the outdoor activities you can enjoy with your kids in the area is a boat trip the Cape Fur Seal and bird sanctuary on Duiker Island, better known as Seal Island.

With regular charters leaving from Hout Bay the trip showcase the scenery of the famous Chapmans Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain. The boat trip of about 40 minutes takes you right up close to thousands Cape Fur Seals. Seeing them in their natural habitat gives one a better understanding of their strength and endurance. Cape Fur Seal cubs starts swimming at about 6 weeks, they are entirely dependent on milk for the first six months and at about 7 months they can spend 2 to 3 days at sea on their own.

Not only will your stay at Ocean View House be memorable, but your kids will remember the experience and who knows, they may be inspired to became Marine Biologists.