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Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town provided by Ocean Wonder

Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town

Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    7
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ocean Wonder is an owner run service that offers boat based Ocean Wildlife Encounters. These intimate trips don't follow any set route. Instead, I'm guided by my understanding and ongoing observation of this environment, the creatures in it, and the ever changing water and weather conditions. These trips are all about finding and, where possible and legal, interacting with some of the amazing creatures that frequent the rich waters around Cape Town.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116417P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Ocean Wildlife Encounter, on an exhilarating boat, with professional guide and Skipper
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Oceana Power Boat Club, Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Maximum weight per traveler is 120kg
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Ocean Wildlife Encounter, on an exhilarating boat, with professional guide and Skipper
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Departure details
  • Oceana Power Boat Club, Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Maximum weight per traveler is 120kg
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Oceana Power Boat Club
    Haul Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
    See address & details
  • 1
    Oceana Power Boat Club
    Stop: 8 hours
    Besides the amazing animals that we encounter, it’s a really fun boat ride in an incredibly beautiful environment. The views of Table Mountain and Robben Island are amazing too.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Meg
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Paul is a passionate and incredibly knowledgeable guide who goes out of his way to care for the marine wildlife whilst ensuring his guests have a great experience. I also had a small child with me and Paul made an extra special effort to make sure he was okay throughout the journey - checking in with him and even sharing his snacks when my son became hungry! My son meanwhile got to see dolphins, whales, seals and sunfish up close for the first time in his young life and gave the experience a big thumbs up at the end. Thanks to Paul, my son’s first ever sea trip was exhilarating and inspiring and he is now hungry for more! Thank you.
Written 7 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mobile40663142669
That's the best outcome possible. Thanks.
Written 9 January 2022
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Coastal280943
4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The variety of animals we saw on our 2 hour tour was amazing! Looking at the city from the water was beautiful. Within the first 5 minutes we spotted our first pod of dolphins, followed by penguins, seals, breaching whales, more dolphins and incredible ocean sunfish! The kids loved all the dolphins riding our boats wake. Excellent adventure, highly recommend it. Paul was full of fun facts and the boat was comfortable and great for viewing the animals.
Written 17 January 2021
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Dani Muir
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
The trip occurs on a smaller boat which is faster and doesn't seem to disturb the animals. We saw so much wildlife and learned a lot along the way. Paul is so clearly an experienced, knowledgeable guide eager to share his wisdom and preserve the peace of the ocean. Much recommended!
Written 4 November 2021
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Peter Worthington
1 contribution
Had a really great trip with super genial Paul. We saw tons of whales, and lots of other sea life as well. Paul was very knowledgeable, not only about the whales but also seals and the bird life and the local ocean ecology of currents, winds, etc and everything that makes this such a very special place of the world. I liked too that he detoured to collect a stray balloon that had floated out to sea - full of metallic glitter that is so dangerous for fish who think it’s food. He’d also read a recent article in The Atlantic about a newly discovered new species of whale so it was very cool to be able to chat to him about all the fascinating whale facts in that article. Paul also took us into a hunting pod of 150 or so curious seals, who swarmed around the boat. A really great experience.
Written 11 April 2021
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Karin C
1 contribution
Mar 2022
I’m 64 and by now I’ve realised I’ll never ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in my hair, as Marianne Faithful’s Ballad of Lucy Jordan goes. But last night on Paul’s boat I was 25, with wonder and unencumbered energy rushing through me. Here was this gorgeous man doing everything imaginable to make our whale and dolphin watching the experience we could only dream of. We were surrounded by hundreds, perhaps thousands of dolphins. And a whale breaching, its body magnificant above the water. Paul has a nose for these special creatures.
Being so close to the water I wondered if those oligarths in their million dollar yachts way above the water ever experience this. It’s the closeness to the water and a skipper driven by his passion of these animals – his honesty behind his quest – that allowed this to be a pinnacle of experiences.
What a person he is!
Written 22 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mobile40663142669
Just flexing my muscles reading this ... actually with a tear in both eyes. Thanks for the appreciation, flattery and encouragement ... whoever you are
Written 12 April 2022
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Penelope v
RSA17 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
I have to admit I’m not a boat person and intended to send my teenage son without me. But Paul put me at ease and persuaded me to join. Apprehensive to begin with, I ended up having a truly beautiful morning out on the water — Paul has the experience, the competence and the confidence to not only ensure sightings of sea creatures and bird life but to ensure a comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I’ll definitely be going again.
Written 19 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nussel
3 contributions
Paul, the owner of Ocean Wonder, goes out of his way to find the wildlife in the ocean. On our first trip in August 2019, we didn’t see whales, but we did find a huge pod of dolphins (next to penguins and seals). This trip, we have seen penguins, seals, various dolphin species, sunfish and a supergroup of humpback whales! It was absolutely amazing and Paul’s knowledge is such a help as well. I would recommend Paul and his Ocean Wonders tour to anyone over any other tour you can do on the waters around Cape Town.
Written 4 January 2022
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Roy Ries
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Friends
Better than any game park experience!!!! Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Highlights include 3t. Sunfish (it’s eye was 2m away), half a dozen wales and being surrounded by close to 40 playing seals and dolphins. Great views of city, robben Island and the bay.
Written 12 April 2021
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Mobile40663142669
Thanks for reviewing. Glad you enjoyed the trip
Written 14 April 2021
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Natasha
6 contributions
Dec 2020
Paul offers a magical experience of the beautiful Cape Town waters. We received a message the day before the adventure to inform us of the location, parking guidelines, appropriate clothing for the trip as well as covid regulations. The rubber duck is in excellent condition and offers a smooth and safe experience on the waters. We spotted a good variety of ocean life and Paul's knowledge and many years of experience meant we had educational experience over and above the fun and magical surroundings. Can definitely recommend this as a must do!
Written 30 December 2020
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Patricia Segovia
1 contribution
Sep 2021
An ocean adventure. Paul obviously knows his stuff. Seals, dolphins, sea birds and a pod of whales who came to greet us. On top of everything, you get to see the most spectacular panoramic view of Cape Town from the water.
Paul handled the boat so skillfully in the large-ish swell that we never even got wet (or sea-sick!)
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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5 star!
Amazing experience. We saw so much wildlife (southern right whales, sunfish, dolphins, seals, sea birds) and Paul w
matthewn438
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Best Day Ever! Paul is the best!
We have been on a bunch of boat trips before but this was one of the best. Paul was amazing! He knew where to go an
Jodieb_026
Jodieb_026
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Amazing water adventures
Definitely the best boat tour I've ever been on. We saw sun fish, dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales!!! Was
samanthabehrmann
samanthabehrmann
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Don’t miss this !
We absolutely LOVED every minute of this ocean safari . You cannot get better ! We saw whales , dolphins and seals
Elk01477
Elk01477
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Brilliant experience to end our trip
The weather was unfortunately against us for most of our week in Cape Town which meant our trip with Paul had to be
Savvyocean123
Savvyocean123
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Ocean trip in Cape Town
Great experience all around. Paul was very professional and very friendly. Offered us to come again the next day gi
Franzi R
Franzi R
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Awesome experience!
I would totally recommend the boat trip with Paul. It was an awesome experience and he took care of us very well an
JudyC1291
JudyC1291
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AMAZING!!!
This was one of my absolutely fav things we did on this trip!!! Paul went above and beyond to have us to see so muc
davethedrummer71
davethedrummer71
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Ocean Wonder Boat Trip
We had a trip out with Paul on 18th February 2019. Paul is both passionate and knowledgable about his local marine
Matthew G
Matthew G
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The highlight of our trip to Cape Town!
We saw dolphins, wales, penguins, seals and lot of interesting birds during our time on the water with Paul. The s
gouribarua
gouribarua
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Ocean wonder
An absolute treat! It's just one of those things that you have to do when you are in Cape Town. I saw dolphins, a S
1cpt234
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Great experience!
We loved the trip with Paul and the boat. Paul was very respectful to all marine life, by keeping enough distance t
KVT90
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Amazing day on the water.
We were surrounded by a pod of 300+ dolphins within 20 minutes of stepping on board. If that wasn't amazing enough
freediverhd
freediverhd
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Best Ocean Trip Ever!
We had a great time! We saw, penguins, dolphins and whales, seals, everything. Pual was extremely respectful of the
WFBELGIUM
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Once in a lifetime experience
First hour we spotted some southern right wales and I got plenty of tail shots. Second hour was phenomenal with a 6
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