Water activity

V&A Waterfront: Seal & Harbour Cruise

Water activity

V&A Waterfront: Seal & Harbour Cruise

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From US$ 4 per person

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Discover the resident seals and international ships visiting the shores of South Africa. Hop aboard a harbour cruiseship to see the city in a new light and learn more about Cape Town's proud nautical history.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Afrikaans, Chinese, German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Zulu, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Afrikaans, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Zulu, Italian


  • Learn about the Cape Fur seal and have your camera ready to snap photos
  • Cruise the V&A Waterfront, the oldest working harbour in South Africa
  • Enjoy a fun and family-friendly cruise with departures every 20 minutes
  • View the SAS Somerset boom defence vessel, the Bascule Bridge, and other intriguing attractions
Full description
Departing from the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Waterfront Harbour Cruise puts Cape Town’s bustling harbour in the spotlight. Expect to see key attractions including icons of maritime history as well as epic views of the city’s natural landscape. Highlights include the SAS Somerset, the only remaining boom defence vessel in the world, and the southern hemisphere’s largest synchro-lift and only drawbridge, the Bascule Bridge. The cruise also includes views of Table Mountain, the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Chavonnes Battery Museum and the well-known Clock Tower. Of course, experiencing the bustling waterways of Cape Town from a boat is a highlight itself, and this cruise offers a perspective of the city that no other tour can offer.
  • Commentary in a choice of 16 languages
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Cape Town Aquarium 1, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 136 reviews

Review summary

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The trip was awesome, my grandkids enjoyed the cruise and seing the seals at a very close range. It's so interesting how the big tires are fixed and the comfort that's given to the seals. My youngest was scared but the boatwas driving at such a comfortable pace Thank you for the best memories.

March 26, 2023

We had fun at a low price, we will surely revisit the place. The man who printed the tickets for us was very friendly, patient and kind and supportive because I booked and paid online but when I got there couldn't find my voucher but he was there to assist, he is indeed the face of the Company Best Regards Sharon

March 26, 2023

The boat ride was awesome but the coordinators were extremely disorganised and the booking system is terrible. One should be able to choose times of preferred riding and once it's fully booked other people should not be able to book. The manual recording of who rides first etc. was chaotic to a point where customers were very frustrated with the coordinators. People who came after others wanted to ride first

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 261837