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Simon's Town Boat Company

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Address: Wharf Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 83 257 7760

The most established & professional marine tour company in Simon's...

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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Whale Watching at False Bay - if you don't have the time to make it to famous Hermanus, this one is worth it!

If you don't want to rent a car, you can reach Simon's Town using public transportation (train leaving regularly and very inexpensively from Cape Town: for more comfort take... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Thun, Switzerland

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

I emailed them Thursday morning about a Saturday trip. They asked for confirmation that I wanted to reserve 2 spaces and I gave it to them within 24 hours. I called to confirm and apparently spoke to someone different that who was on the email. I also rented a car so we could make the trip down they, excited to... More 

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David H, Owner at Simon's Town Boat Company, responded to this review

We are very passionate about what we do and this includes striving to provide great service too. As such, careful consideration has been given to your review and we will take the appropriate action where needed. Yes, we “dropped the ball” in not returning your 2nd email timeously & although I have personally apologised to you a number of times,... More 

Thun, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

If you don't want to rent a car, you can reach Simon's Town using public transportation (train leaving regularly and very inexpensively from Cape Town: for more comfort take MetroPlus). There you have tours departing for whale watching in the Bay (around 850Rand). Informative and knowledgable guides accompanying the tour on the speedboat. Water and Biscuits available for free on... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

We went with Simons town boat company on a whale watching expedition for a few hours and I must say it was brilliant. Not only did we see whales but we seen a whole pod of dolphins...what an experience!!

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Lucky enough to several whales playing together + with a seal, then diving and showing the tail! Knowledgeable people. Very pleasant tour with few people, making sighting and pictures much easier

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Had a marvellous boat trip out to Cape of Good Hope, following two beautiful humpback whales on their journey. Our driver was extremely knowledgable , and showed us all the wonderful coastal sites of the Cape, including Boulder beach, cliff side caves near the point, baboons on the beaches. We ended up out in the 'washing machine' seas right off... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Could not have been better! Crew was very well educated and nice, nature and scenery amazing, and to top it off we saw a lot of whales and seals. Do not miss it if you want a fantastic time!

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Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

I booked for a sea island trip with them through Apex Predators. They are the best in Simons Town. Thoroughly professional, they intimated me about the cancellation of my trip due to low bookings at exactly the time they were supposed to and then paved out another time to adjust me. I finally got out to the seal island the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

We visited Cape Town in March 2015 and booked a tour with Simon's Town Boat Company to see Seal Island. What a fantastic couple hours this was! We saw a huge pod of dolphins, two whales and of course the seals on the island and the penguins that live there too! The entire boat crew was knowledgeable and provided wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Located in the middle of quite town, i took a ferry from boat company to cape of good hope. This ride was mere adventure. Waves near cape of hope lighthouse were hitting my boat so strong giving me tumble experience. From there we left for whale hunt...but couldn't find any. Twas hard luck! I even saw some oceanic caves near... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Dave and his crew are the most fantastic bunch so we keep going back for these experiences! We have seen all types of whales, dolphins and seals galore and had the best narrative possible from Dave who is just amazing. Highly recommended, very informative and Dave is one of the most remarkable men I have the honour of knowing. If... More 

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