Tour details & Booking

Duration: 45 Minutes

Price: R600/pp

Price: $43/pp

Price: £34/pp

Price: €38/pp


The OceanX Team is excited to share this unique activity with you. Leaving the V&A waterfront harbor, you will discover some of the heritage sites before stopping for that perfect Instagram photo of the famous beauty, Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront harbour plays a massive role in the history of Cape Town. From the first settlers, Jan van Riebeeck building a small refreshment station to Queen Victoria's second son constructing the breakwater for protection of their ships. On this historical 45min boat ride though the V&A Waterfront harbour, you will be shown various heritage sites by boat, whilst acquiring historical facts of the importance of the construction of the breakwater and the birth of Cape Town's first harbour. During this trip you may also have the chance to see dolphins, whales, penguins, sun fish and much more.

Tour Details

Upon arrival at the shop you will be met by the friendly OceanX crew, followed by the completion of paperwork. The experience starts with an informative safety and trips briefing. After the briefing you will don your life jacket and head to the boat. Enjoy a 45 minute boat ride full of historical facts and incredible heritage site viewings. Additionally you can marvel at the stunning views of Table Mountain. If conditions allow you will venture out to the Granger Bay area keeping a close eye on the ocean to spot potential marine life such as (whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and the allusive sunfish). Bird lovers are also in luck as Cape Town offers a variety of pelagic bird life species.


45 minutes (Meeting 30min before, total time to allocate = 1hr 15min)


Majority of the time will be spent marveling at historical heritage sites of the iconic V&A Waterfront Harbour. If sea conditions allow the Skipper will venture out of the Harbour towards the Granger Bay area. There could be a potential of spotting marine life. The Skipper & guides try their utmost best to find and show you the amazing marine life Cape Town has to offer. The route is not specific as the Skipper will head in the direction of where the marine life is spotted. The route is very much weather dependent and at the discretion of the Skipper, who will make the final call.

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum of 7 years old (height dependent). Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.

Group Size

Minimum = 2 passengers. Maximum = 8 passengers. NOTE: Current COVID-19 Regulations allows a maximum of 7 passengers **

Tour Times

11h00 or 16h00


Cape Town has extremely unpredictable weather which changes on a daily basis throughout the year. The safety of our clients is Top Priority and we assess ocean conditions constantly to determine most favorable days and times. Any potential changes to your booking will be communicated with as much notice as possible. It is strongly advised to allow flexibility for this trip.

What To Bring

Windbreaker or jersey for insulation against the wind. Sunblock , hat or glasses for sun protection. Binoculars (if you have any). There are locker facilities to store your personal items.


Informative safety & trip briefing. 45 minute boat ride through the iconic V&A Waterfront Harbour to view historical heritage sites with picturesque views of Table Mountain. Experienced Guides (PADI Professionals).


Staff Gratuities. Hotel Transfer. Bottled Water (please bring along to keep hydrated).


We have strict COVID-19 Protocols in place and require all clients to please follow all regulations when entering the premises in order to reduce transmission. Here are a few simple steps to follow: 1) Please wear masks when entering the premises. 2) Sanitising of hands and temperature checks will be conducted before entering. 3) Client details are required for Track & Trace purposes. 4) Be aware of social distancing. Due to COVID-19, availability on trips is limited until further notice.


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Booking Summary - Table Bay Historical Safari

Number of seats: ONE   R600   $43 |   €38 |   £34 |

Total R600

“Wonderful experience on a beautiful day! I highly recommend this experience.”


“Good trip. Thanks for the adventure.”


“Our trip was really good. Our skipper Simon was super friendly and explained lot about Cape Town. Unfortunately we did not see much of the ocean life but the experience (driving with a highspeed boat) and the view was just amazing! Really enjoined the ride!”


“Great experience in Cape Town! We went out on the rib a Sunday morning and started seeing seals, more seals and then a lot of penguins coming close. At the end of the trip, when we almost gave up on seeing other creatures; we saw three southern right whales mating. It was the most awesome experience that I will never forget, I am very grateful that Daniel found the place and took the time to stay there with us. The hospitality was great. Really recommend this!”


“Great team of folks who are thoughtful, insightful and very dedicated to their tasks. It’s a great value to get in the water, see marine life and the history of the cape/bay. Our guide went beyond the animals and shared insights that encompassed business industries here, etc. (e.g, shipping, types of boats, the ferry that took Nelson Mandela from prison, the Stadium shape is influenced by a historical groups attire, etc. etc. ). Sign UP for the experience it’s worth it!”


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