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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.

Come and see the Cape Fur seals
Hear about Cape Town's nautical history
Listen to the legends and stories of the V&A
Close up views of seals and ships
Regular Departures
Important Information
Starts

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

Duration

Cruise lasts about 25 minutes

Operates

10h00 - 17h00 (Later in summer)
This tour is weather dependent

Frequency

Every 30 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

Special Price

Please consider the family ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children aged 4-17) for only R 125

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.

RELATED PRODUCTS
Harbour cruise with lunch
Come and see the Cape Fur seals
First Harbour Cruise at 10h00
Regular Departures
Burger and chips at Bootlegger at the Aquarium
Kitchen closes at 4pm
Booking available online only
Adult
R150 R95.00
Youth
R120 R65.00
Massively Discounted
60 minutes
Enjoy BOTH the Harbour AND Canal cruises!
Canal Cruise ticket (valid for 1 day hop on hop off)
V&A harbour cruise (30min)
Best value!
Worthwhile
Adult
R120 R73.00
Child
R50.00
At this price - don't hesitate!
includes your Classic bus ticket
PLUS your choice of boat cruise:
- V&A Seal & harbour cruise
or
- The calm water of the Canal cruise
Adult
R305 R228.00
Child
R160 R110.00
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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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R11 OFF when booked online
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