Captain Jacks

Captain Jacks offers a host of Ocean Adventures.

Let us take you on a special ocean based experience of Hout Bay and surrounds. We can match your needs to one of our many offerings.

Boat Based Whale and Dolphin Watching: We operate the Boat Based Whale and Dolphin Watching permit for the area. (Permit number BBWW703/201818) We are exclusively allowed to approach Whales and Dolphins in our permitted area. Since the near decimation of the whale population as recently as the 1960’s, the ban on whaling has meant that the stocks of these magnificent animals have been able to recover and repopulate slowly but surely. We are absolutely amazed by the numbers of whales we are seeing in our waters. The types of whales typically seen are Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and Brydes Whales. Dolphin species commonly encountered are the Long Nosed Common Dolphin, the Dusky Dolphin and the Heaviside Dolphin. We’ve seen groups of hundreds and even a thousand plus. What a privilege to be able to view these magnificent mammals in our waters.

Duiker Island Boat Trips: We run daily trips to Duiker Island, home to a colony of thousands of Cape Fur Seals.

Scenic Boat Cruises: We offer a unique boat based perspective of scenic Hout Bay. Let us take you on a beautiful scenic cruise around Hout Bay, stopping at all the points of interest along the way. We do try to incorporate Duiker Island on this cruise and if there are any dolphins and whales in the area, we will approach responsibly.

Adrenaline Boat Rides: Our vessel, CAWSAW, has 2 – 4 stroke engines that can take you flying across the waves. We do specific high speed rides for the adrenaline junkies. We will take you out to Dungeons to view 25 foot waves breaking in the world famous Dungeons area near Hout Bay.

Seal Snorkeling: We on book our clients for an amazing and unique up close experience with the Cape Fur Seal colony at Duiker Island. Seal Pups are curious and playful so many a precious moment is experienced Snorkeling with the Seals at Duiker Island

Sunset and Luxury Cruises: Watch the sun set on a luxury 36 foot catamaran. We are able to host up to ten guests in style on the luxurious vessel, Vida Loca We can either arrange catering for you or you can arrange your own catering. With a Rockford Fosgate soud system you are guaranteed a party cruise in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Fishing Charters: We on-book fishing charters with many of the available charter vessels in Hout Bay. Depending on your chosen adventure, we can offer you a host of options that will suit. All crew are experienced and commercially qualified.