Water activity

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

4.7 / 5

65 reviews

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

From US$ 48.61 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Instructor
English
Pickup optional
Pickup at your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Participants

Date

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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 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I was greeted very nicely at the meeting point. Francois and Charly, our skippers, were totally lovely and led us to the Big 5 and more with their eagle eyes. We had a group of dolphins that accompanied our boat for a long distance - wonderful! Francois also had a lot of interesting information for us.

February 25, 2020

Fantastic opportunity to see marine wildlife!

Absolutely fantastic trip. Booked a pickup which occurred on time, taken by a very courteous driver down to the boat on the quay. Fabulous trip, we saw african penguins, dusky dolphins and three Brydes whales in the bay. Lovely guy in charge of the boat who clearly knew what he was doing. Highly recommend.

September 25, 2019

Awesome

I would recommend going in the morning tour as this is when the marine life are more out and about in the bay, but saying that I went in the afternoon and saw dolphins and whales! It was a great trip. I choose it to fill in my day and it was worth it!

June 25, 2019

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Product ID: 127820