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Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town provided by Ocean Wonder

Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town

Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town
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Book in advance
from £59.92 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
Ocean Wonder is an owner run service that offers boat based Ocean Wildlife Encounters. These intimate trips don't follow any set route. Instead, I'm guided by my understanding and ongoing observation of this environment, the creatures in it, and the ever changing water and weather conditions. These trips are all about finding and, where possible and legal, interacting with some of the amazing creatures that frequent the rich waters around Cape Town.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116417P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
2 Hour Ocean Wildlife Encounter, on an exhilarating boat, with professional guide and Skipper
Exclusions
Coffee and/or Tea
Duration
2h
Departure details
Oceana Power Boat Club, Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Inclusions
2 Hour Ocean Wildlife Encounter, on an exhilarating boat, with professional guide and Skipper
Exclusions
Coffee and/or Tea
Departure details
Oceana Power Boat Club, Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Most travellers can participate
Maximum weight per traveler is 120kg
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Oceana Power Boat Club
    Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
    See address & details
  • 1
    Oceana Power Boat Club
    Stop: 8 hours
    Besides the amazing animals that we encounter, it’s a really fun boat ride in an incredibly beautiful environment. The views of Table Mountain and Robben Island are amazing too.
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  • You'll end at
    Oceana Power Boat Club
    Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
    See address & details
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Youssef Gamaleldin
1 contribution
Awesome
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wonderful trip. Very interesting and informative. Of course there is a luck factor included, but if there’s a chance there’s something in the range that day, I’m sure Paul wouldn’t miss it.
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ezra
3 contributions
Visceral and rewarding
Apr 2021 • Solo
Transcendent experience. Paul has immense knowledge of Ocean life and knows all the good spots. Nothing like spending a morning on a speedboat witnessing so many mysterious creatures! Highly recommend!
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa G
1 contribution
Fantastic
Apr 2021
Awesome trip , such a great experience , interesting and informative , so exciting on the water , but still safe and in good hands with Paul .
Didn't want it to end , Can't wait to go out again
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roy Ries
1 contribution
Surrounded by playing seals and dolphins
Apr 2021 • Friends
Better than any game park experience!!!! Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Highlights include 3t. Sunfish (it’s eye was 2m away), half a dozen wales and being surrounded by close to 40 playing seals and dolphins. Great views of city, robben Island and the bay.
Written 12 April 2021
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Mobile40663142669
Thanks for reviewing. Glad you enjoyed the trip
Written 14 April 2021
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nwearne027
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Amazing Experience 👏
Apr 2021 • Family
Such an amazing experience!! Definitely something to do, we saw dolphins, seals, 3 different types of whales and more!! Paul is knowledgeable and knows where to go, also a great and fun-filled excursion for children!!
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Discerning human
2 contributions
Ocean ecology adventure
Apr 2021
A marine wonderland surrounds Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard. Southern Right whales, known for the v-shaped plumes of their great exhalations, careen around our shores for much of the year. Cape fur seals, jelly-scarfing sun fish, dolphins that look like miniature orcas, and seals slinking amok, are some of the creatures you'll be likely to see on an excursion with Ocean Wonder Cape Town. The adventurer in charge has 10,000 hours - that comforting marker of expertification - on these waters. Together with the fish and mammals, Paul knows about algae, birds, tides, clouds, surfing spots, ecology, kelp forests...and anything else you wish to ask. This is the best present you could give your family or friends to stoke their love for the living world that laps the city.
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex R
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
Great sightings in Table Bay
Apr 2021 • Friends
Amazing trip, I’ve lived in Cape Town for 15 years and this is one of the best trips from the City centre I’ve done so far
Written 11 April 2021
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Peter Worthington
1 contribution
Whale watching
Had a really great trip with super genial Paul. We saw tons of whales, and lots of other sea life as well. Paul was very knowledgeable, not only about the whales but also seals and the bird life and the local ocean ecology of currents, winds, etc and everything that makes this such a very special place of the world. I liked too that he detoured to collect a stray balloon that had floated out to sea - full of metallic glitter that is so dangerous for fish who think it’s food. He’d also read a recent article in The Atlantic about a newly discovered new species of whale so it was very cool to be able to chat to him about all the fascinating whale facts in that article. Paul also took us into a hunting pod of 150 or so curious seals, who swarmed around the boat. A really great experience.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bernadette McCabe
1 contribution
OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE
Mar 2021 • Family
What a magical experience & great privilege.
Paul's passion for the ocean and it's inhabitants is blazingly obvious. His vast knowledge of the marine world is shared with interactive enthusiasm. We saw an abundance of life out there while carried in the comfort of an awesome boat. Whales, dolphins, sunfish, seals, penguins, a puffer fish & a myriad of sea birds made themselves known to us.
I highly recommend this ocean encounter!
Thank you Paul!
Written 22 March 2021
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Candice
London, UK1 contribution
Amazing
Mar 2021 • Friends
Loved this tour! So many beautiful marine life in their natural habitat. Brilliant guide. Definitely go on this tour!
Written 6 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Jodieb_026
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Amazing water adventures
Definitely the best boat tour I've ever been on. We saw sun fish, dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales!!! Was
samanthabehrmann
samanthabehrmann
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Don’t miss this !
We absolutely LOVED every minute of this ocean safari . You cannot get better ! We saw whales , dolphins and seals
Elk01477
Elk01477
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Brilliant experience to end our trip
The weather was unfortunately against us for most of our week in Cape Town which meant our trip with Paul had to be
Savvyocean123
Savvyocean123
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Ocean trip in Cape Town
Great experience all around. Paul was very professional and very friendly. Offered us to come again the next day gi
Franzi R
Franzi R
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Awesome experience!
I would totally recommend the boat trip with Paul. It was an awesome experience and he took care of us very well an
JudyC1291
JudyC1291
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AMAZING!!!
This was one of my absolutely fav things we did on this trip!!! Paul went above and beyond to have us to see so muc
davethedrummer71
davethedrummer71
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Ocean Wonder Boat Trip
We had a trip out with Paul on 18th February 2019. Paul is both passionate and knowledgable about his local marine
Matthew G
Matthew G
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The highlight of our trip to Cape Town!
We saw dolphins, wales, penguins, seals and lot of interesting birds during our time on the water with Paul. The s
gouribarua
gouribarua
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Ocean wonder
An absolute treat! It's just one of those things that you have to do when you are in Cape Town. I saw dolphins, a S
1cpt234
1cpt234
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Great experience!
We loved the trip with Paul and the boat. Paul was very respectful to all marine life, by keeping enough distance t
KVT90
KVT90
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Amazing day on the water.
We were surrounded by a pod of 300+ dolphins within 20 minutes of stepping on board. If that wasn't amazing enough
freediverhd
freediverhd
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Best Ocean Trip Ever!
We had a great time! We saw, penguins, dolphins and whales, seals, everything. Pual was extremely respectful of the
WFBELGIUM
WFBELGIUM
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Once in a lifetime experience
First hour we spotted some southern right wales and I got plenty of tail shots. Second hour was phenomenal with a 6
coral728
coral728
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One word: fantastic!
We loved the tour, especially because we got to see plenty of whales! Also seeing Cape Town from the sea and experi
jasonru2000
jasonru2000
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Amazing experience - worthwile
Paul gave us an amazing tour of the bay. We saw plenty of seals, dolphins, whales and birds. Very knowledgeable and
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