Water activity

Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours
Water activity

Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From US$ 42.13 per person


Encounter the rich wildlife of Cape Town's bay ecosystem on a 1.5-hour eco-cruise from Cape Town. Encounter whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and sunfish in their natural surroundings.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Pickup optional
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  • Marvel at the amazing sea life of Table Bay aboard a hydrofoil
  • Get views of the majestic Table Mountain and Robben Island from the water
  • See pods of dolphins breaching up close and much more
Full description
Climb aboard and look for marine life in the ecosystem of Table Bay on a 1.5-hour eco-cruise from Cape Town. See species in their natural surroundings, such as humpback and southern right whales, depending on the season. Get the chance to watch pods of dolphins breaching close to the boat and marvel at their acrobatic displays. Be enchanted by Cape fur seals lounging on the jetties and get close to unusual species, such as sunfish. Watch African penguins diving for fish to take back to their breeding colony on Robben Island.  Encounter birdlife, such as terns, gannets, cormorants and mighty black-browed albatross.
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation, if option selected
  • 1.5-hour boat tour
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Marine Game Drive sales kiosk on the pier head opposite the clock tower.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for anyone over 3 years old
  • This tour is weather dependent, you will be informed of such changes one day prior to your tour
  • The best time to see southern right whales is from June to November
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 146 reviews

Review summary

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It was worth it!

Got to enjoy the gardens and the palace for the day without having to line up for tickets under the scorching heat of the sun. The gardens was absolutely beautiful and it was quite a big area as well. We ended up renting a golf car which made it easy to get around. You can stop and take pictures or watch fountain shows or eat one of the cafes inside the gardens. There are a lot of things you can do inside like canoeing in the grand canal, or biking around the gardens and you can even have a picnic inside if you want to. I guess it depends on the time you have. For us we ended up touring the gardens in a golf car in about 1 hour and a half. We then went inside the palace. It was really grand and majestic, especially the hall of mirrors. All in all it was really good. I do recommend if you want to go around the gardens that you wear comfortable shoes preferably rubber shoes as some parts are ruble and you could end up having really dusty feet if you wear open toe shoes.

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February 23, 2023

Great experience, knowledgeable guide. We managed to see a few shy dolphins, some penguins, seals, loads of sunfish and two whales! I would definitely recommend this safari. It's manageable length and conveniently located right in Cape Town. Bring a light jacket (the breeze even on summer afternoon is quite chilly) and loads of sunscreen.

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February 15, 2023

Nice trip out to sea, we saw sunfish and sea lions as well as a few other things. Sweet captain who told a lot. would recommend this tour. However, they didn't drive us home as they were supposed to, but we didn't live far away, so it was much easier than finding them

February 8, 2023

Product ID: 127820