Marine Big 5 Full Day Guided Return Transfer Cape Town - Gansbaai | La Vacanza Travel

Marine Big 5 Full Day Guided Return Transfer Cape Town - Gansbaai

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 9 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy a private day trip to Gansbaai that is world famous for the abundant sea life including Southern Right Whales in season (May to November). Spend 3 hours hours on a luxury boat with a marine specialist on board and enjoy the possibility of sightings of Southern Right whales in season, Brydes whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, endangered African penguins and other sea & bird life. Return via the scenic seaside villages of Hermanus, Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons Bay. This round trip is one of those essential experiences for visitors to Cape Town and it includes your qualified and registered tour guide at the helm of an upmarket air-conditioned vehicle.


Start your tour with a friendly, professional tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation. We will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm all the necessary arrangements. We take the scenic route up the magnificent Sir Lowrys Pass with a pitstop at the top and then travel through to Gansbaai where the boat trip starts. Spend about 3 hours on the boat with a marine tour guide. Depending on the time of year, you may see whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals, African penguins and great white sharks plus an abundance of sea bird life, all potentially in a single trip. Although the Southern Right whale season ends in early December, this is still an absolute must-see destination for wildlife photographers.
After the boat trip, drive home along the picturesque Gordon's Bay sea route.
Drop off at your accommodation at the end of a great experience.
* NB - the cost of the boat trip is extra (R2050pp)

Stop At:

• Sir Lowry's Pass, Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape
• Gansbaai Tourism, The Great White Junction, Main Road, Overstrand 7220 South Africa

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an upmarket private vehicle

  • Cost of boat trip (R2100 pp)
  • Entrance fees to additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from any hotel, guesthouse, airbnb or private residence within the Cape Town area


  • Cape Town

Departure Time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Marine Big 5 Full Day Guided Return Transfer Cape Town - Gansbaai
6/1/2016 - 6/3/2025

Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

User's Reviews


20 Feb, 2024

Our guide Mike was wonderful. He picked us up at our accomodation, made sure we were safe and comfortable, and was a wealth of information during our drive to Gansbaai. The cruise was amazing. We saw whales, sharks, penguins, sea lions and seals, numerous sea birds, and even an ostrich walking along the dunes. The staff at Dyer Island were warm and welcoming, even providing coffee, tea and muffins before we set out. Our guide managed to squeeze in a wine tasting experience for us on our drive home. A perfect day!


12 Jan, 2024

We were very pleased with how Michelle and Mike treated us. Very professional but also personal. Mike was great guiding us! Every time ahead of schedule and never rushing this! Thank you all for everything!!! Definitely we will be with you guys again!


02 Jan, 2024

We were lucky and saw many whales and several other animals. Our tour guide was James and he's the best. He told us everything and went above and beyond to make our journey the best.


02 Jan, 2024

Highly recommended. We were lucky and saw many whales. It was beautiful. Guides were very Nice too. I would only make it last longer but I guess it will never be enough haha


30 Nov, 2023

This trip was fabulous - we saw everything we’d hoped for and more. Our guide Mike was superb, so considerate with great attention to detail and excellent knowledge of the area

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A true bucket list adventure


Dedicated and knowledgeable staff, awe-inspiring whales, but too crowded on the boat


A definite must-see


Drive and Shark cage


Highlight of my trip!


Miky the best guide in Cape Town


Polite. On time. And great customer service.


Awesome Adventure


No whales, but still had a wonderful time.


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