All year round experiences

The Duiker Island Seal Watching Trip (ECO-TOUR Only)

MIN 15 PAX/trip
R65 (adults); R35 (6-16 years, pensioners and valid student card holders).
Available Daily All Year (9am/10.30am/1pm/2.30pm/4pm)

This is a 45 minute guided boat trip to view the colony of Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island. En-route you will have the opportunity to take in the spectacular views of Hout Bay’s natural amphitheatre, the Sentinel Mountain that is home to Hout Bays original fishing community, the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, Table Mountain National Park and the Dungeons, site of the world big wave surf events. You will also observe the threatened Cape Cormorants and other bird species.

The Hout Bay Harbour Experience (ECO & CULTURAL Tour)

MIN 4 PAX/trip
R375 (adults); R275 (6-16 years, pensioners and valid student card holders)
Available Daily All Year (9am/10.30am/1pm/2.30pm/4pm)

This is a 2 hour experience offering you an ocean perspective of Hout Bay and surrounds followed by an authentic cultural experience of the original fishing community of Hangberg

As we depart the Hout Bay Harbour we take in the ocean perspective of Cape Peninsular from the sandy beaches and magnificent mountains, to the spectacular floral kingdom of the Table Mountain National Park that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also offers a great view of the engineering feat that is the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

We spend time around Duiker Island (Seal Island), home to a colony of thousands of Cape Fur Seals where you are also likely to encounter rich bird life including the threatened Cape Cormorant.

At times depending on the ocean swell one can get a great view of the awe-inspiring 50 foot plus wave break at “the Dungeons”, home to the Red Bull Big Wave surfing competition.

We disembark after an hour in time for a guided stroll to take in the sights of the Harbour before boarding a local taxi for a township tour of Hangberg, home to Hout Bay’s orginal fishing community. We conclude our Hangberg tour around the ‘ghellie tin’ fire and partake in a platter of local seafood delicacies like smoked snoek, pickled fish and roll mops. Hout Bays Khoi community will share with you stories of their ancestry and the history of Hout Bay valley and its people. We return to the Harbour where you will have the opportunity to shop at the African crafts market.

This trip is subject to a minimum 10 bookings and includes:
- Selection of soft drinks during the trip
- Tasting platter of local delicacies

Sesonal Experiences (July-December Whale Watching)

The Whale and Dolphin Express (ECO-TOUR ONLY)

MIN 6 PAX/trip
R375 (adults); R275 (6-16 years, pensioners and valid student card holders)
Available Daily JULY-DECEMBER (whale season 9.30am/2pm, flexible departure times for groups)

This 2 hour sea adventure is the best value boat based whale watching experience in the Cape. Whilst seeking out the Whales we take in the sights of the Cape Peninsular including Chapman’s Peak and the Table Mountain National Park. As we approach the Whales we stop to observe no less than 50m away and peacefully enjoy the Whale calls.

En-route to the whales, we will experience the spectacular views of Hout Bay harbour and Chapmans Peak Drive. We are often fortunate enough to enjoy close up sightings of large schools of dolphins on these trips.

This trip includes:
- A fully accredited on-board guide
- A complimentary selection of soft drinks and snacks

The Hout Bay Spectacular

MIN 4 PAX/trip
R750 (adults); R500 (6-16 years, pensioners and valid student card holders)
Available Daily JULY-DECEMBER (whale season 9.30am/2pm)

This is a 3-4 hour tour that departs Hout Bay by boat and ends with a guided stroll through the historic fishing harbour and the traditional community of
Hangberg.

As we depart the Hout Bay Harbour we take in the ocean perspective of Cape Peninsular from the sandy beaches and magnificent mountains, to the spectacular floral kingdom of the Table Mountain National Park that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also offers a great view of the engineering feat that is the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

En-route to seeking out the whales, we pass bye Duiker Island (Seal Island), home to a colony of thousands of Cape Fur Seals where you are also likely to encounter rich bird life including the threatened Cape Cormorant. Massive schools of up to 500 Dolphins are a possible sighting in these waters.

At times depending on the ocean swell one can get a great view of the awe-inspiring 50 foot plus wave break at “the Dungeons”, at times home to the Red Bull Big Wave surfing competition.

Depending on the direction of the whales we will take in the expansive view across the Noordhoek Beach to the Kommetjie Lighthouse or an up close look at the famous shipwreck off Sandy Bay.

When we finally spot them we stop engines about 50m away and peacefully enjoy the Whale calls and observe the sheer magnificence.

On your return we enjoy a guided stroll to take in the sights of the Harbour and the traditional fishing community of the Hangberg. We encounter locals regale us with stories of the history of Hout Bay valley and its people - including the Khoisan heritage and the Rastafarian culture.

The tour concludes back at the Harbour where you will have the opportunity to shop at the African crafts market.

Also included on this experience:
- A selection of snacks and soft drinks during the trip
- A traditional fish and chips meal at one of the world famour local restaurants

Customised Trips and Parties

1. Customised and personalised boating itineraries can be structured with our sales team – these include parties:

- Harbour cruises
- Hens and stag parties
- Sunset cruises
- Big wave surf tours to Dungeons
- Deep sea fishing adventures
- Wine tasting cruises
- Corporate events
- Support vessel for film industry

2. Special pricing for schools, educational groups and volunteering organisations will apply.