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Drumbeat Charters has been operating since 1989 and is based in the famous fishing village of Hout Bay offering daily scenic cruises to one of Cape Town’s main attractions. While aboard you are surrounded with breath-taking scenery of the famous...more
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Harbour Rd | Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4441
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

The excursion was a fantastic experience. It was an hour long which was perfect and the water in the bay is relatively protected and calm. The boat is extremely comfortable with an option to stand against a railing or sit in the shade. You can...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what an awesome seal tour! Myself and my husband had such a great time! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Tori the manager also stops at nothing to make sure visitors have the best service and experience. Everything was Smooth Sailings with this...More

Thank Trip735399
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We recently took a short cruise with Drumbeat Charles to see the Cape Fur Seals on a small island out of Hout Bay Harbor. Apparently the boats can’t always make it and due to high waves,we were warned that we might have to turn back....More

1  Thank K2Travels
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We went to seal island with Drumbeat Charters one morning during our stay in Cape Town, the sea was quite rough and the wind was extremely strong, the skipper got us to seal island where we had good views of the seals, the boat was...More

1  Thank Andrewschoeman
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Good, quite short, boat tour to the seal island. Not so expensive and nice views of the bay. I liked it a lot.

Thank klasherman
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went on the Calypso to Duiker Island and it was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, the trip is too short, about 40 min only. I wish we had more time to see the seals and that they could surround the island to see it from...More

1  Thank Yair K
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Drumbeat Charter boat cruise to see seal island ,the shipwreck and the chapmans peak coastline was amazing , The management and staff of Drumbeat Charters looked after my family of five in a fantastic way , always made sure we were taken care of...More

Thank DwaynSmith
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great trip, informative and so accommodating for our family. Loved seeing the shipwreck...truly special. Thanks Drumbeat team. We'll bring friends and family along.

Thank LeeSmiRSA
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The trip is not too expensive and it is delightful to see so many seals both on the rocks and in the water around the boat. Also of interest are the seals which have been trained on the quayside where the boat is moored.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I visited on a weekday during off season so there was no hustle and bustle on the boat. Everyone got their place to watch the seals. The seals are interesting and fun to look at. Overall it's a pleasant experience.

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10 February 2015|
Response from Isaac v | Reviewed this property |
Hi TitoRon, You do not have to make a booking beforehand, but if want a guaranteed date and time to take your family on drummbeat charteres, it's best you make a booking with them. I've just checked their website for you... More
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27 January 2015|
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Response from Flitz8 | Reviewed this property |
Hello It will be recommended to make a booking so that you don't miss out The times are listed on there website as well as number to contact them Times are 8.30,9.15, 10, 10.45