SEAL VIEWING LIKELY

Spot seals, learn about the Waterfront harbour and see Cape Town from a fresh angle.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Life in and around the Victoria and Alfred basins is busy. On this trip you'll come across resident seals to international ships visiting our shores. Hop on our Waterfront Harbour Cruise to see the city in a new light and learn more about Cape Town's proud nautical history.

Learn about the Cape Fur seal
Departures every 20 min
Starts

V&A Waterfront, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. Bus stop 1

Duration

Cruise lasts about 25 minutes

Operates

10h00 - 17h00 (Later in summer)

Frequency

Every 20 minutes

Know before you go

Have you camera ready for the Cape Fur seal
Best way to explore the V&A Waterfront harbour, the oldest working harbour in South Africa!
View the SAS Somerset boom defence vessel, the Bascule Bridge and other intriguing attractions of the harbour
Fun and family-friendly cruise

HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

Departing from the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Waterfront Harbour Cruise puts Cape Town’s bustling harbour in the spotlight. Expect to see key attractions including icons of maritime history as well as epic views of the city’s natural landscape. Highlights include the SAS Somerset, the only remaining boom defence vessel in the world, and the southern hemisphere’s largest synchro-lift and only drawbridge, the Bascule Bridge. The cruise also includes views of Table Mountain, the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Chavonnes Battery Museum and the well-known Clock Tower. Of course, experiencing the bustling waterways of Cape Town from a boat is a highlight itself, and this cruise offers a perspective of the city that no other tour can offer.

History

Built in 1941, the SAS Somerset was previously known as Ship No 280. It originally sailed to South Africa to provide services at the vibrant fishing area of Saldanha Bay. Today, the SAS Somerset remains harboured at the V&A Waterfront as a museum ship for public viewing. Also at the V&A is the Bascule Bridge, a pedestrian swing bridge that crosses the water to the Clock Tower. Before it was built, dockworkers and sailors used the Penny Ferry – a small rowing boat that crossed this section of water. The historic Clock Tower, built in 1882, was the original Port Captain’s Office and has been maintained to resemble its original design.

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R75 R120
Child
R50

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SEAL VIEWING LIKELY

Spot seals, learn about the Waterfront harbour and see Cape Town from a fresh angle.

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