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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

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Spend time watching one of the world’s most feared fish on this 4-to-6-hour cage diving experience in Cape Town. Travel to the ocean off the coast of Gansbaai for a full-day tour. Learn about great white sharks from your marine-biologist guide, and then dive into the water in a cage to observe sharks in their natural habitat. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$187,04
From
US$187,04

Atlantic Outlook Kayak Tour Cape Town

Atlantic Outlook Kayak Tour Cape Town

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This Atlantic Outlook kayak tour is perfect for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Enjoy a carefree day gliding across the Atlantic Ocean with a guide to lead the way so you don’t get lost. You won’t have to worry about bringing kit with you, as kayaking equipment and safety gear hire is included. Access incredible views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline. You’ll also be able to look out for native marine life such as dolphins, seals, penguins, and sometimes whales too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$27,08
From
US$27,08

Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town

Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town

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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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$27,78
From
US$27,78

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

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Delve into cool ocean waters for an extreme adrenaline-inducing adventure you'll never forget: cage diving with great white sharks. Set out from Kleinbaai―about a 29mile (46km drive) from Hermanus―aboard the Apex Predator and cruise out to Dyer Island to set anchor. Then it's your turn to enter the cage and get up close to these magnificent creatures. Don't worry if the water's not your thing: you can also view the sharks from aboard the boat, scoring incredible photographs as they vie with one another for a better look at you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$129,63
From
US$129,63

Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

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Get the best possible shot at seeing Africa's Marine Big 5—the African penguin, the Cape fur seal, the great white shark, dolphin, and whale—on this guided tour to Dyer Island. An onboard biologist and experienced crew promise an educational experience focused on learning about the biology and behavior of these marine animals. Additionally, get a chance to visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$122,84
From
US$122,84
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Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset)

Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset)

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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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$24,07
From
US$24,07

Clifton Shores Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cape Town

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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$1 358,07
per group
From
US$1 358,07
per group

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Hermanus

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Hermanus

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You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$183,57
From
US$183,57
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Shark Diving Full Day Guided Private Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

Shark Diving Full Day Guided Private Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

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If you’re a thrill seeker at heart, get your adrenaline pumping on this private, full-day tour of Gansbaai from Cape Town, including a 3-hour shark cage-diving experience. Board a boat, and sink to underwater depths in a protected cage to see sharks and even whales swimming in their natural habitat. Afterward, pick your next adventure before heading back to Cape Town. Choose to go to Hermanus, Overberg, or Stoney Point.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$119,77
From
US$119,77
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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

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Maximize your chances of seeing whales with this boat tour from Hermanus. Learn about the magnificent mammals from a whale specialist as you head out onto the water. Depending on the time of year keep an eye out for humpback, Bryde's, and southern right whales, as well as dolphins and seals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$62,31
From
US$62,31
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Shark Cage Diving Tour from Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Tour from Cape Town

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Choose to get down in the water with the sharks in a cage or enjoy the show from the decks of the boat on this dive tour from Cape Town. Ride from Gansbaai Harbour to the famous Shark Alley, where you can get up close with the animals or stay on deck. Return to Gansbaai Harbour for lunch and a DVD viewing of your adventure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$159,50
From
US$159,50

Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari

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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
From
US$46,34
Price varies by group size
From
US$46,34
Price varies by group size

Kayak Adventure in Cape Town

Kayak Adventure in Cape Town

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The view of Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles is unforgettable. Uninterrupted views of our spectacular mountain range and the sea breeze will leave you feeling rejuvenated and hungry to taste more of what the Mother City has to offer. The trip to Granger Bay takes us past the Green Point Lighthouse, the wrecks of the Seafarer and RMS Athens and to one of the favourite hangouts for our endemic Haviside’s dolphins. They are common companions to our trips – particularly on summer mornings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$27,78
From
US$27,78

Robben Island Tour

Robben Island Tour

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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
From
US$99,31
From
US$99,31

Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip and Private Wine Tour from Cape Town

Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip and Private Wine Tour from Cape Town

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Spend a day whale watching and wine tasting on this private full-day trip to Hermanus from Cape Town. See migrating Southern Right Whales off the coast of Hermanus from June through mid-December. Sample some of the local wines at two estates.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$120,37
From
US$120,37
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Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean in Hout Bay

Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean in Hout Bay

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Snorkel with local seals in Hout Bay’s Duiker Island Cape Fur seal colony on this adventurous excursion from Cape Town. With expert snorkeling guides accompanying you and all equipment provided, even beginners will feel safe and comfortable. During the boat ride out to the colony, listen to in-depth commentary from your marine life-expert guide, as well as information on how to safely exist in the water with the seals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$24,07
From
US$24,07
Taking safety measures

Marine Big 5 Safari: Self-Drive

Marine Big 5 Safari: Self-Drive

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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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$85,81
From
US$85,81
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Private Surf Lesson

Private Surf Lesson

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Founded by 9 x South African Surfing Champion Roxy Davis, we are renowned not only for the quality of our equipment and coaching, but even more for the overall sense of community. Everyone is welcome to come and share the stoke with us; whether it is something you are thinking about trying for the first time or something you have loved for years. Muizenberg is rated one of the safest beaches to learn to surf, the gentle gradient of the sand bank makes for fantastic soft rolling waves which give the learner surfer plenty of time to get their feet... Round off your lesson experience with a browse through our retail store and chat to our team who are happy to share their knowledge and experience on surfing and other attractions in the area. We also have a Vida e Caffè (all under one roof) :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$24,38
Price varies by group size
From
US$24,38
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Snorkel Safari

Snorkel Safari

Depart from our Shark Warrior Adventure Centre on Seaforth Beach and after a quick safety briefing and some local history and information about what you can expect to see, you will head out to explore the kelp forests and secret coves hidden amongst pristine beaches and the natural environments of so many wildlife species that call the area home. You will return to Seaforth Beach either via the same sea route you left or along one of the easily accessible foot paths that lead you back to the centre. Note: this trip is weather and visibility dependent. An open water dive qualification is advantageous but not essential
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$43,21
From
US$43,21

Coastal Motor Cruise

Coastal Motor Cruise

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The ideal way to see the iconic Cape Town Atlantic coastline. A relaxed one hour cruise from the V&A Waterfront to the historic Green Point lighthouse and back. Spectacular views of the city and Table mountain from the perspective of ancient mariners!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$14,44
From
US$14,44

Sea Kayak from Simons Town to see the penguins

Sea Kayak from Simons Town to see the penguins

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This trip gives you a different view of Cape Town from the water. There's a good chance of viewing marine life such as penguins, dolphins and whales (in season). In summer, the water is warm enough to swim.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$27,78
From
US$27,78
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Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai

Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai

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Get the best possible chance to see Africa's Marine Big 5—marine birds, penguins, seals, dolphins, and whales—by booking this sea safari tour in Walker Bay. With a marine biologist guide to provide in-depth commentary on the local marine wildlife, keep your eye out for these animals in their natural habitat. Scenic points of interest include Danger Point, De Kelders Beach, and De Platt Beach, which all make for excellent photo ops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$58,64
From
US$58,64
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Knysna Sunset Sailing Cruise & Light Dinner

Knysna Sunset Sailing Cruise & Light Dinner

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Sail along the Knysna waterfront and out into the Indian Ocean on this relaxing yacht excursion, which includes South African sparkling wine and a tasty Mediterranean food platter. Listen to entertaining histories of the region from your onboard crew, and soak up the golden and pink hues of the sun slipping along the horizon. Tours are specially timed to capture the most stunning moments of the sunset.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$71,61
From
US$71,61

60 Minute Eco Adventure

60 Minute Eco Adventure

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Experience the unique diversity of the Knysna Estuarine with this unique eco-adventure tour. Cruise past Ashmeads, Featherbed Bay, Noetzie, Cony Glen, and many other areas. Traveling in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) means you'll be able to get up-close and personal with the myriad of sea caves, grottos, and abundant marine life.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$45,14
From
US$45,14

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