Water activity

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

4.7 / 5

67 reviews

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

From US$ 51.17 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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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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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
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

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 67 reviews

Review summary

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This tour was an amazing experience! They really venture out to and do a great job spotting the wildlife. The guys even picked out whatever plastic bags they could see floating around so you know they care about the well being of the wildlife. We saw seals (lots of those here), dolphins, Sunfish, and a mama and baby whale!

January 15, 2022

I can 100% recommend the tour. We saw humpback whales, dolphins, a sunfish, penguins and fur seals, as well as various sea birds. The skipper and spotters were super professional, friendly and went out of their way. I recommend this tour to every visitor to Cape Town, even if it always involves a bit of luck. I also recommend warm clothing and sunscreen, even in good weather. My mother is 60 years old and she really enjoyed the tour too. It was definitely not the last tour we booked with the guides! I found it particularly good that the animals were not "hunted" / pursued. As soon as we saw the sunfish and humpback whale, the little boat's engine was turned off and we drifted. The dolphins have already accompanied the boat in the harbor basin!

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October 15, 2021

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

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