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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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.
  • 8-hour tour to Gansbaai for whale- and shark-watching boat cruise, from Cape Town
  • Cruise around Seal Island where Africa’s largest island-bound seal colony lives
  • Ride on a custom-built boat with two decks and a spacious interior for excellent viewing
  • Learn from experienced marine biologist guides who share their in-depth knowledge of the whales, sharks, seals and seabirds
  • Look for great white sharks in Shark Alley between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock
  • Munch on a light lunch after your boat cruise at the Great White House
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Gansbaai included
Hotel pickup and drop off (Cape Town city centre hotels)
Boat cruise
Light lunch
Professional guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us 48 hours so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A waterproof jacket, Beanie/Cap, and closed shoes are recommended
  • Children under the age off 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If you suffer from seasickness, it is recommended that you take medication the night before the tour and again one hour before departure
  • Weather & sea conditions permitting
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please note: Whale season is from July – November
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • tour is subject to sea and weather conditions
  • tour collection time may be early morning.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • we offer maximum 8 guests per booking, the boat can accommodate 50 guests
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town.

Reviews

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Great viewing. High seas that day...
beefhawk
, Oct 2017
Great viewing. High seas that day. If you're thinking of going make sure to take something to help if you get sick. A couple of passengers did and you just have to ride it out until we're all done. They can only help replace the bags you're using but can't administer anything so bring your own remedy. Also make sure to use the handrails. I forgot and was scolded over a loud speaker which is always a delight being called out publicly and then told we told you this at the beginning.
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It's definitely worth it! We saw the...
Eugene H
, Jul 2017
It's definitely worth it! We saw the cape dolphin which are rare, the penguins, thousands of seals and giant flights of Comorant birds and even 2 whales. There had just been an orca attack on a great white shark, so we weren't able to see any great whites, but you can't contro naturel. On the way the driver asked us what we wanted to see if we said we were especially interested in penguins. He stopped by the penguin sanctuary so we could see them playing as they were healing and talk to very knowledgeable rescue/manager. The tour started off started as promised with light snacks and coffee, early start so you need it, and we headed out to the water. There were two very knowledgeable tour guides on the boat with a background in marine biology, everyone was very interested in giving information on the animals and the weather and whatever else biological you might be interested in. Overall it was perfect last day in Cape Town and have no trouble highly recommending this tour to anyone who's in Cape Town for a few days!
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A long way to go from Capetown. The...
Angeline H
, Dec 2016
A long way to go from Capetown. The boat ride was great fun but didn't see a lot of marine animals. But it was a beautiful day.
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We where looking forward to spending...
Peter H
, Aug 2016
We where looking forward to spending some time whale watching however, once we saw a whale then the crew seemed more interested in getting back to shore - they said they were worried about the weather however, this was fine. They tour guide was not informative but spent most of her time texting unprofessional. It could have been fantastic but the poor hospitality and rushed approach meant it was a complete disappointment.
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Excellent experience and lived up to...
Martin G
, Apr 2016
Excellent experience and lived up to our expectations The staff could not have been more helpful and informative
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The trip was very good. We saw...
Jaime F
, Nov 2014
The trip was very good. We saw whales, dolphins, seals, and penguins. However, we did not see any sharks. The arrangements to pick up and drop were comfortable. The time of the trip was changed to full day. I.e. 9 am to 6 pm. And lunch was not included.
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Wir haben mehr als 100 Delphine...
Kurt S
, Dec 2015
Wir haben mehr als 100 Delphine gesehen. Es war ein toller Ausflug, den wir nie vergessen werden!
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