The Simon's Town Boat Company is the most established marine tour company on the False Bay coastline and operates 3 custom designed vessels. We offer licensed boat-based Whale Watching, as well as trips to the "real" Seal Island, Cape Point, historic naval or harbour tours and high-speed adrenalin rides.
Situated only 8 nautical miles (about 16kms) from Simon's Town, Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. En route to the island the views are truly spectacular, with Cape Point in the distance to your right, Table Mountain and the Constantia wine route to your left and ahead, the majestic Hottentot's Holland mountain range. All year round we often encounter Dolphins, Humpback whales and Brydes whales. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting. During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island and we enjoy many sightings and often witness natural predations. The main breeding season for the Cape Fur Seal is November and December when almost 20 000 pups are born. The cruise also includes an expert guided commentary.