Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town
from USD $193.42
Leave Cape Town behind to take a marine cruise where you can see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds. On a ±2-hour cruise from Gansbaai, ply the waters of Shark Alley to see great whites as they hunt for seal snacks. Then travel to hotspots to see whales, African penguins and other seabirds around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. Expert guides show you the best of this amazing South African marine wilderness.
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In Brief

Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
9 hours
Monday to Saturday
Snacks and Beverages included
Small-group tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dyer Island, South Africa

Muffin and Coffee on arrival, 2 hour boat ride, light lunch included

Duration: 2 hours


  • Hotel pickup and drop off (Cape Town city centre hotels)
  • Boat cruise
  • Light lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dyer Island


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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

Should guests meet at the starting point, guests are to contact us 48 hours prior to departure in order ffor us to provide collection time.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.71 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

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!
• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
Excellent experience and lived up to our expectations The staff could not have been more helpful and informative
• Submitted 22 Apr 2016
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.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
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.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
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.
• Submitted 31 Dec 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.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2016

In Brief

Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
9 hours
Monday to Saturday
Snacks and Beverages included
Small-group tour