Duiker Island Boat Trip
Duiker Island boat trips, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa


Drumbeat Charters has been operating cruises from Hout Bay Harbour to the seal island colony at Duiker Island for the past 20 years. Our vessel has been specifically designed for this unique cruise enabling us to get really close up to view thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat.

Drumbeat Charters in Hout Bay offers viewing with an up market, luxury feel for passengers and has ample under cover area if weather conditions demand. Passengers are given information about the seals (printed in 25 different languages). There are 2 toilets and a licenced bar. We are also wheelchair friendly. Drumbeat Charters has gained a reputation for personal, reliable, friendly and efficient service.

Seal Island Cruise
This is a 40 minute cruise from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island, the Seal Colony beneath the well known Sentinel Mountain where you can view thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural enviroment.

Departs daily: 08h30, 09h15, 10h00, 10h45, 15h30

Seal Island & Chapmans Peak

This is a 1 hour cruise which leaves from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals. From there the boat will cross the bay and travel back to the harbour along the cliffs and caves of Chapman’s Peak. 

Departs daily: 12h15, 14h00 
Please enquire for group departures

Seal Island & Shipwreck
This 1 hour cruise is one of our special signature trips to see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continues below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Maori Bay which is notoriously known for its Shipwrecks. There you will be able to view the spectacular remains of the wreck of the Boss 400 which ran aground in a Cape winter storm in 1995.

Departs daily: 12h15, 14h00
Please enquire for group departures

R90 per adult / R50 per child

Tickets are purchased on the day at our ticket office in Hout Bay harbour.  Please note we do not have credit card facilities, however there is an ATM.

Note: All cruises are subject to weather and sea conditions.

Drumbeat Charters is available for private charter. Please enquire for rates.

Drumbeat Charters
Hout Bay Harbour
Hout Bay
Cape Town
South Africa

Tori, Emma, Tammy
Cell: +27 82 658 7055

Adult: R90
Child: R50

Child Policy:
Children welcome

Operating Hours:

08h30 - 17h00

Max: 118 persons
Min: 15 persons 

Licensed bar
Large safe boat
Wheelchair friendly
Information leaflet
Toilets on board
Available for private charter