Simon’s Town Boat Company invites you to share the most beautiful bay in the world with us. We operate 3 custom designed vessels, skippered by highly qualified crew and all our tours are accompanied by an expert commentary.
We are the only licensed Whale Watch company for False Bay and we look forward to welcoming you onboard.
Described by Sir Francis Drake as the "Fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the world" and you'll definitely agree once you have experienced our magnificent guided cruises. All year round we often encounter Dolphins, Humpback whales and Brydes whales. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting.
During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island and we enjoy many sightings and often witness natural predations. As the seasons change, so does the marine activity in the bay so to ensure that you get the best possible experience we always try to include as much as possible in our standard cruises
Simon's Town Boat Trips
Seal Island Cruise
Situated only 8 nautical miles (about 16kms) from Simon's Town, Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark.
Departs Daily: 10h30, 14h00 (1.5 hours)
Cost: Adults R400, children under 12 R300
Interacting with these gigantic & magnificent mammals (the size of 12 elephants) alongside our boat is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. This trip is seasonal from July to November. Booking Essential
Departs Daily: 10h30 & 14h00 (2.5 hours)
Cost: Adults R850, children under 12 R500
Cape Point Cruise
This cruise offer everything from whales (in season), exploring ocean caves, stunning cliff faces and the most spectacular view of Cape Point from offshore. You will also see many different bird species or may even meet up with a school of dolphins on the way.
Departs Daily: 10h30, 14h00 (2 hours)
Cost: Adults R550, children under 12 R400
Harbour cruise: Naval/Dockyard Tour - maximum of 50 persons
Join us aboard the Spirit of Just Nuisance as we take a slow cruise around Simon's Bay to enjoy all the historic sites and splendid scenery that Simon's Town has to offer.
Departs Sundays ONLY from 10h30 - 14h30 (40 mins) and daily in season Dec/Jan
Cost: Adults R50, children under 12 R30
Exclusive boat charters are available on request
We advise you to bring a sun hat, sun block, a warm jacket, and don’t forget your camera.
Terms & Conditions
Booking is advisable and all trips are subject to weather.
Minimum numbers apply to all scheduled trips.
Cancellations within 24 hours are charged at full price – No charge in the event of inclement weather.