Water activity

Cape Town: Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari from V&A Waterfront

4.3 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider:Ocean Experiences
Water activity

Cape Town: Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari from V&A Waterfront

Activity provider:Ocean Experiences

From US$ 47.61 per person

Experience the beauty of the ocean and the Cape Town coastline on this Ocean Safari. Cruise in style on a luxury catamaran as you spot some of the variety of marine creatures to be found in the area.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • See dolphins, cape fur seals, whales, penguins, sunfish, and more depending on the season
  • Get beautiful views of the Cape Town mountain range
  • Enjoy a journey on a luxury catamaran
Full description
Escape of the hustle and bustle of the city to smell the fresh ocean air and learn about the Atlantic coastline's unique marine ecosystem. Your skippers and guide are experienced enthusiastic and love sharing knowledge and experiences of the ocean. Gaze at the beauty of the ocean as well as at the beauty of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline. Cruise along and see the city from a different perspective. During the tour, you have the chance to see dolphins, cape fur seals, whales, penguins, sunfish, and more depending on the season. Get views of the 12 Apostle Mountain Range, Signal Hill, Lions Head, and Table Mountain as you make your past Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay, and Oudekraal. 
  • Luxury catamaran
  • Professional guides
  • Informative briefing
  • Muffins
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bottled water
  • Set of binoculars to use during the experience
  • Search for Marine life
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa. Right next to Mozambiqu Restaurant on Quay 5.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The local partner assesses conditions on a daily basis, if weather/sea conditions might not be suitable for the trip, changes will be made accordingly
  • Animals sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Solo travelers may be asked to join the tour at a different time, close to their selected date
  • The minimum age for this tour is 10-years-old
  • Not recommended for travellers with severe back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women over 12 weeks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Was a little tricky to find the site among all the other cruise sites in same area, staff there were great and took us to our beautiful catamaran where it turned out we were the only two people at that time. We had a private tour, and the crew were great-spotting seals, penguins and dolphins-alas no whales that day. But was a wonderful tour! Highly recommend

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May 28, 2023

Very good ocean Safari, which I can totally recommend. The boat crew was nice and had to tellany things about the wildlife. Reasonable safety instructions were given before starting. Unfortunately no whales, but a good view on sunfish, dolphins and seals. The oceanside view on Cape town from the boat was amazing!

May 28, 2023

Ondanks het feit dat we alleen zeehonden en pinguïns hebben gezien hebben we een super ervaring gehad! We waren maar samen op de catamaran + 3 man personeel. Het was een hele mooie, nette boot waar we zowel binnen als op het dek konden zitten. We kregen muffins, warme chocomel, leuke muziek en zijn heel goed behandeld. Ze waren super aardig tegen ons, wilden foto's voor ons maken (dat stelde ze zelf steeds voor!) en hebben echt hun best gedaan meer dieren te zien maar aan de natuur verander je niets. Alsnog was het een fijne boottocht dus zeker een aanrader!

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May 28, 2023

Product ID: 184643