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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip from Gansbaai to see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals, penguins and more. Visit the ominously-named Shark Alley to see if there are any great whites feeding on seals. Head to other parts of the ocean to look for whales and African penguins, as well as seabirds on Geyser Rock and Dyer Island. With experts on hand, you won’t miss any of the majestic marine wildlife on display.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Sunset Champagne Cruise

Catch the sunset over Cape Town from the deck of a sailboat on this evening cruise. Sit back and relax with a provided glass of sparkling wine while watching the sun sink over the city landscape. You’ll get frame-worthy photos of the city and Table Mountain in sunset hues; captain and crew are on hand to answer any questions and provide commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise

Blyde Canyon Safaris, together with the Moletele community, offer scenic boat trips on the Blyde Dam. This is your opportunity to see the famous Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it’s supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breathtaking sights. Tick off those last couple of birds that have been eluding your bird list and enjoy seeing the hippo’s and crocodiles that make this dam their home. We are passionate about nature and preserving the few untouched pieces that remain in South Africa. We aim to offer everyone the opportunity to experience the beauty that the Lowveld has to offer. We run several activities and excursions and through our sister company, Blyde Adventure Camp, adventure and leadership camps for large groups.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus

Embark on a safari cruise in pursuit of the Marine Big 5: dolphins, African penguins, the Cape fur seal, the great white shark, and several whale species. Over the course of two hours, you and your small group of just 15 passengers will head out to where your guide knows these animals like to hang out, learning about the marine environment through guided commentary on the way.
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  • 2 hours
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$124.75
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Table Bay Marine Eco-Tour from Cape Town

Discover the variety South Africa's marine life through this 1.5-hour eco-tour from Cape Town. Board a boat departing from the Victoria and Albert Waterfront and heading out into the ocean for great views of the Atlantic Seaboard, Robben Island, and Table Mountain. Learn about the marine environment's flora and fauna through in-depth guided commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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V&A Waterfront Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari

Get to know the marine environment of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline on this boat tour from the V&A waterfront. Step aboard a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with a small group of just 10 people, which gives you personalized attention from the guide and allows time to ask questions. Look out for ocean-dwelling creatures and learn about ecosystem through informed commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset)

Families with small children can still enjoy an evening sail on this pre-sunset cruise in Cape Town. Watch the sun sink lower in the sky and enjoy the “golden hour”, which makes for beautiful photos, on this pre-sunset cruise. You’ll get back to shore in plenty of time for dinner reservations or the kids’ bedtime. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and commentary from the crew while on board the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Robben Island Tour

Learn about Nelson Mandela’s remarkable legacy on this guided tour of Robben Island, where the famous leader spent long years of his imprisonment. Cover centuries of history in the UNESCO-listed historical property, which include decades as a military base, hospital, and maximum security prison. Tours include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your Cape Town hotel; admission is at your expense.
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  • 4 hours
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$111.13
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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V&A Waterfront Seal Snorkeling

Join the Cape fur seals in their natural habitat off the coast of Cape Town on this 2-hour snorkeling excursion. Take a high-speed boat from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to an area inhabited by one of the biggest Cape fur seal colonies on the Atlantic seaboard. Once there, snorkel with a PADI certified guide who shares information about the seal’s habits and how to behave when you enter their home.
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  • 2 hours
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$75.28
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  • 2 hours
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Clifton & Camps Bay Boat Cruise

This boat cruise is a great choice for nature and animal lovers alike. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free day of relaxation, where you’ll travel from Granger Bay to Camps Bay and Clifton Beach. Along the way, you’ll access incredible views of Table Mountain and Cape Town’s skyline that you might not see otherwise. A highlight of the trip is the chance of multiple wildlife sightings, such as dolphins, African penguins, and whales.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Marine Big 5 Safari: Self-Drive

Africa isn’t just famous for its land mammals, there are plenty of marine species to admire as well. On this full-day excursion, journey off the coast of Gansbaai in search of the “Marine Big Five”—whales, sharks, seals, penguins and dolphins. Afterward, warm up with homemade soup and bread at a local restaurant. You can also visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary before or after the tour.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Half Hour Seal and Harbour Cruise

This cruise is a great choice for travelers who want a quick sightseeing and wildlife tour that leaves them the rest of the day for other activities. Enjoy a whistle-stop cruise that boasts wonderful views of the V&A waterfront. Not only is it a great introduction to the city, but it’s also a chance to spot seals and bird life too.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4-Hour Atlantic Seaboard Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cape Town

Getting out onto the water around Cape Town usually requires joining a crowded boat tour. Treat yourself to a far more personal experience with this private cruise to Robben Island and Clifton. The 45-foot (14-meter) yacht is exclusively for your party of up to 12 people. Drinks and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full Day Whale Watching Tour Incl Private Hotel Pickup and Dropoff

Enjoy a personal whale-watching experience on this private tour to Hermanus. Board a catamaran and head out into the ocean in search of the gentle giants. This tour, led by a whale specialist who has in-depth knowledge of the mammals' behavior, maximizes your chances of memorable whale encounters.
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  • 4 hours
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$357.77
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Ocean Safari

Looking for the ultimate eco adventure? Join Waterfront Charters  for an Ocean Safari experience: a fun ride aboard a RIB along Cape Town's Table Bay the coastline. Our Skippers will share with you the beauty of the ocean as we well as the beauty of the cape town Atlantic coastline on our unique adventure boats. Watch for whales, African penguins, Cape fur seals, dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish and many species of bird life. Adrenaline plus an eco-tour!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
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Durban - Private Trip 2hrs - Afternoon Cruise on Fat Girl

Enjoy a Cruise around the Port of Durban and out to sea along the Durban Beachfront. On this cruise you will see the activities going on in the port and out at sea you can look at the beautiful city of Durban.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety.Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not always come across fish)
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  • 2 hours
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$258.11
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  • 2 hours

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Durban - Private Trip 2hrs - Sunset Cruise on McFire

Enjoy a Sunset Cruise around the Port of Durban and out to sea along the Durban Beachfront. On this cruise you will see the activities going on in the port and out at sea you can look at the beautiful city of Durban as the sun sets over it.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety.Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not come across fish)
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  • 2 hours
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$415.85
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  • 2 hours

Clifton Shores Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cape Town

Climb aboard our beautiful 45 foot Princess Yacht and enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise along Cape Town's Atlantic shoreline to Clifton. Spend 45 minutes at anchor in Clifton while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and snacks. The Yacht can take up to 12 passengers and is completely private.
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  • 2 hours
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$1,433.95
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Durban - Private Trip 1hr - Harbour/Sea Cruise on McFire

Enjoy a Cruise on McFire around the Port of Durban and out the harbour to sea in front of Ushaka then back.It is very relaxing and private, one can often see sea birds and dolphins in these trips but they are not always around so it is not guaranteed.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety. Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not always come across fish)
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  • 1 hour
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$207.92
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  • 1 hour

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Cape Town Sunset Boat Cruise

Leaving from the V&A Waterfront, sail down the Atlantic Seaboard along the Southern Cape Peninsula on a catamaran. Admire one of the world's most beautiful and scenic coastlines with Table Mountain in the background. Enjoy the sun illuminating a mountain range, and watch as the shadows slowly disappear into the bright lights of the Atlantic nightlife. Take in the views of the iconic stadium, famous Robben Island and beautiful coastline. End your cruise at the waterfront where you started.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.58
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  • 2 hours
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Swim with Seals

Enjoy a scenic boat ride to Robberg Nature reserve and marine protected area and Snorkel among bundles of playful fur seals!! Plettenberg bay, Garden Route, South Africa. No experience required!! We supply all the equipment required including wetsuits in wide variety of sizes. Suitable for children from 6 years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.94
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Durban - Private Trip 2hrs - Sunset Cruise on Fat Girl

Enjoy a Sunset Cruise around the Port of Durban and out to sea along the Durban Beachfront. On this cruise you will see the activities going on in the port and out at sea you can look at the beautiful city of Durban as the sun sets over it.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety.Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not come across fish)
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  • 2 hours
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$258.11
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  • 2 hours

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Durban - Private Trip 1hr - Harbour/Sea Cruise Fat Girl

Enjoy a Cruise on Fat Girl around the Port of Durban and out the harbour to sea in front of Ushaka then back.It is very relaxing and private, one can often see sea birds and dolphins in these trips but they are not always around so it is not guaranteed.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety. Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not always come across fish)
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  • 1 hour
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$129.06
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  • 1 hour

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Durban - Private Trip 2hrs - Afternoon Cruise on McFire -

Enjoy a Cruise around the Port of Durban and out to sea along the Durban Beachfront. On this cruise you will see the activities going on in the port and out at sea you can look at the beautiful city of Durban.If the weather is good we will exit the port and go out to sea.If the wind is too strong or the sea rough the cruise will continue in the port only.We have no control over the weather and this is for your comfort and safety.Your safety is always in our interests and our boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment, we also have kiddies life jackets available.(A point of interest on these cruises we carry some fishing tackle aboard and should we come across a fish we will try catch it to demonstrate and educate fishing, you will not be participating so do not require a fishing licence, if any fish are caught they are released, we do not always come across fish)
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  • 2 hours
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$415.85
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  • 2 hours


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