Water activity

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

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

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

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From US$ 44.16 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

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup at your hotel.


  • 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 128 reviews

Review summary

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It was amazing to see humpback whales in their natural environment. The whole team was super friendly and knows their way around perfectly. During these trips, great care is taken to protect the habitat of the animals. When we spotted the whales, the skipper turned off the boat's engines and we could hear the whales panting. We also saw dolphins, penguins and seals. It was an experience.

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January 15, 2023

The tour was a wonderful experience! We saw a lot of dolphins and seals. Later we even saw a baby whale with its mother (out of season). A real dream! Especially when you keep in mind how rare these animals have unfortunately become or they are threatened with extinction because of us.

January 6, 2023

A great couple of hours spent off the coast of Capetown. Numerous sightings of penguins, seals and dolphins with the highlight definitely being in amongst a dozen humpback whales. Having a marine biologist on board helped put the sightings in context as well as explaining why the area has such a rich and diverse range of marine life. Add in Table Mountain and the coast as a backdrop and I'm so glad I booked this trip.

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November 22, 2022

Product ID: 127820