Water activity

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

4.2 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean Experiences

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

Activity provider: Ocean Experiences

From US$ 55.94 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

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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

4.2 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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With a group of five, we were lucky that we had no other passengers on board. Danny told a lot about the area and did his best to show us everything. The weather changed considerably halfway through, so it was more sensible to go back to the coast a little more. We thought it was a great experience. Even saw whales (despite the season).

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March 10, 2020

Was supposed to be 1.5 hours but was only 45 mins and we saw only dolphin, seals and a fish... very disappointing for R850 per person

December 29, 2020

It was good experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. I really enjoyed this activity.

February 27, 2020

Product ID: 184643