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Simon's Town Boat Company

#7 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Simon's Town Features Animals
Wharf Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 83 257 7760
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We booked a whale watching tour several months in advance of our holiday, and fully understood that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ryder C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Great experience

We took the seal island tour. The company ran the tour despite there only being 4 of us on the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Boston, MA
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The most established & professional marine tour company in Simon's Town. Licensed boat based whale watching, the "real" Seal Island and Cape Point boat trips. Daily departures from our private marina at 10h30 & 14h00. Booking essential
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Wharf Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 83 257 7760

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Reviewed yesterday

We booked a whale watching tour several months in advance of our holiday, and fully understood that the tours are weather dependant. The company told us that they would contact us the day before the trip on the number we had given them if the...More

Thank Ryder C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We took the seal island tour. The company ran the tour despite there only being 4 of us on the boat. The trip was fantastic. The guide provided lots of info about seals, great white sharks, and right whales. We spent a good amount of...More

Thank AlyE0608
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Although we live in Cape Town we often try new activities or ways of seeing the country - usually in the autumn or winter when we don't have visitors. The downside of this is that there are usually less people who want to do the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent trip with friendly, knowledgeable guides. A great combination of interesting wildlife, impressive scenery and exciting ride over the waves!

Thank David H H
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's pricey, but good fun. I enjoyed the boat ride both ways. Sitting at the back of the "sea panda" gets you a refreshing spray once in a while. You'd think with so much sea water around the seals would take a bath, but. Being...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ok so boat trips are not for everyone, and if you suffer from motion sickness then you should either consider eating oranges before heading out (apparently they taste the same coming up as they do going down) or just relaxing at Saveur restaurant whilst your...More

1  Thank Byrt
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

They're not cheap, these guys, but the service and experience means I'll look them up again next time I'm in town. Booking through their website was seamless, the made sure to SMS a few hours before the trip to confirm that good weather conditions meant...More

Thank WillTravelPants
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I booked with the Boat Company to experience the whales that are in False Bay this time of year. Booking and payment were a breeze. Even when my first booking time was cancelled, they were quick to book me on the next available tour. The...More

Thank AS40208
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the afternoon trip with David and Annise to extend our marine experiences having been booked on to the wonderful Apex Natural PredationExpedition. Apparently this is low season for whales but we saw at least 5 Southern Right whales and hundreds of...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Were going for the trip to sealisland but as the weather was unpredictable, the owner advised to rather go on a whalewatchtour (longer duration and on a boat with an in- and outside), so we did. We left on time and after not too long,...More

Thank Marije v
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Bryce R
27 March 2017|
Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi - Although we don't offer shark cage diving, I am aware that May is high season for shark sightings in both False Bay & Gansbaai.