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Simon's Town Boat Company

Wharf Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 83 257 7760
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Simon's Boat company for Whale watching

While the ride into the ocean was amazing however the we could just get a glimpse of the whale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Pleasant experience

David was so professional, welcoming and an excellent captain. Dennis was knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The most established & professional marine tour company in Simon's Town. Licensed boat based whale watching, the "real" Seal Island and Cape Point boat trips. Daily departures from our private marina at 10h30 & 14h00. Booking essential
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“see whales” (4 reviews)
“false bay” (8 reviews)
Wharf Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 83 257 7760

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the ride into the ocean was amazing however the we could just get a glimpse of the whale after several attempts in moving from one area into another.We were mentioned about a discount upto 50% in the unsuccessful event which we was turned down...More

Thank MohsinBhurwani
David H, Owner at Simon's Town Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Moshin We are really sorry to hear that our tour did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately there can be no number or behavioral guarantees when dealing with wild, free-ranging animals both on land and on the ocean. This would apply equally to all operators...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

David was so professional, welcoming and an excellent captain. Dennis was knowledgeable and patient with my son's many questions. It was early in the season so we didn't see too many whales but were able to encounter some humpback's which made it a truly enjoyable...More

Thank Asiaexpat34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a whale watching tour several months in advance of our holiday, and fully understood that the tours are weather dependant. The company told us that they would contact us the day before the trip on the number we had given them if the...More

Thank Ryder C
David H, Owner at Simon's Town Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to hear of your negative experience as we really value every booking with us and continuously work hard at maintaining a great customer experience. I have therefore thoroughly investigated your complaint of “poor service” and respond as follows. Over the years...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We took the seal island tour. The company ran the tour despite there only being 4 of us on the boat. The trip was fantastic. The guide provided lots of info about seals, great white sharks, and right whales. We spent a good amount of...More

Thank AlyE0608
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Although we live in Cape Town we often try new activities or ways of seeing the country - usually in the autumn or winter when we don't have visitors. The downside of this is that there are usually less people who want to do the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent trip with friendly, knowledgeable guides. A great combination of interesting wildlife, impressive scenery and exciting ride over the waves!

Thank David H H
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's pricey, but good fun. I enjoyed the boat ride both ways. Sitting at the back of the "sea panda" gets you a refreshing spray once in a while. You'd think with so much sea water around the seals would take a bath, but. Being...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ok so boat trips are not for everyone, and if you suffer from motion sickness then you should either consider eating oranges before heading out (apparently they taste the same coming up as they do going down) or just relaxing at Saveur restaurant whilst your...More

2  Thank Byrt
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

They're not cheap, these guys, but the service and experience means I'll look them up again next time I'm in town. Booking through their website was seamless, the made sure to SMS a few hours before the trip to confirm that good weather conditions meant...More

Thank WillTravelPants
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I booked with the Boat Company to experience the whales that are in False Bay this time of year. Booking and payment were a breeze. Even when my first booking time was cancelled, they were quick to book me on the next available tour. The...More

1  Thank AS40208
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Bryce R
27 March 2017|
Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi - Although we don't offer shark cage diving, I am aware that May is high season for shark sightings in both False Bay & Gansbaai.