Ocean Safari & Cruise

The Ocean Experiences team are only too keen to share the beauty of the ocean as well as the beauty of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline on our unique Ocean Safari. Like a game drive on the water you will be cruising in style on our luxury catamaran while seeing the Mother City from a different perspective. During the tour, you have a chance to see Dolphins, Seals, Whales, Penguins, Sun Fish and much more as we make our way along the Atlantic Seaboard. Beautiful views of the Cape Town mountain range, a chance to see marine life and have some fun on a luxury catamaran.
Atlantic Seaboard
1.5 hours
Cape Town
IQ Catamaran

IQ is a 45 ft (13.72 m) high performance sailing catamaran built by Voyage Yachts in 2010 with a purposeful design that is both stylish and safe. It offers a large open teak deck, comfortable cushioned seating area with roof covering and side screens as well as sunny spacious trampoline areas in the foredeck. Designed as both a live aboard cruising yacht with 2 x 39 Hp Yanmar engines, as well as the ultimate sailing catamaran for day sail excursions. This luxury catamaran is perfect for any occasion from tying the knot with your special person, to yacht parties and corporate functions. Overnight accommodation … after your cruising / sailing experience there is an unique option for staying overnight in the iconic V&A Waterfront, berthed right outside the Victoria and Alfred Hotel on the North Wharf adjacent to the adjacent La Parada Restaurant.


Cash / Card Bar, 2 x Heads (toilets), 1 x Galley (kitchen), Trampoline area & Roof Covering, onboard sound system, Padded Seating, teak decking, Blankets, free WIFI (coming soon). Following for us on private charters - Gas Braai facility, 2 x Swim ladders & freshwater shower. Water-toys and 2 x Double cabins (NB!! The use of cabins are only for overnight stay and not for daytime charters).

Tour Description

Upon arrival at the shop you will be met by the friendly OceanX crew, followed by the completion of paperwork. Enjoy a 1.5 hour (weather & marine life dependent) catamaran cruise along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline with stunning views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Keeping a close eye on the ocean and searching for the Marine Big 5 of Cape Town (whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and the allusive sunfish). Bird lovers are also in luck as Cape Town offers a variety of pelagic bird life species.


Minimum 4 guests. Maximum 33 guests.

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

All ages welcome, no minimum age. Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.


1,5 hours


R900 per person

Departure time

10h30 - 12h00 (Boarding time 30 min prior departure time).


We do not feed or chum the waters to attract the marine life, so they are never 100% guaranteed but we have an idea of where they are usually spotted. The Skipper & guides try their utmost best to find and show you the amazing marine life Cape Town has to offer. We go on search for the marine life (An Ocean Safari). So the route is not specific as the Skipper will head in the direction of where the marine life is spotted, whether that be out to sea or staying close to the shoreline. The route is very much weather dependent and at the discretion of the Skipper, who will make the final call.


Cape Town has extremely unpredictable weather which changes on a daily basis throughout the year. The safety of our clients is Top Priority and we assess ocean conditions constantly to determine most favorable days and times. Any potential changes to your booking will be communicated with as much notice as possible. It is strongly advised to allow flexibility for this trip.

What To Wear

Sunglasses, sunblock hats, a jersey or windbreaker as well as non-deck marking shoes (e.g. trainers/deck shoes), no black soles or high heels. You will be required to remove your shoes or shoe covers will be provided.


Full crew and fuel for the trip.

Muffins, hot chocolate and bottled water.

A set of binoculars to use during the tour.


Crew tips.  Hotel Transfer. Snacks.

COVID-19 Aware

The vessel will have strict COVID-19 Protocols in place and require all clients to please follow all regulations when entering the premises in order to reduce transmission. Here are a few simple steps to follow: 1) Please wear masks when entering the premises. 2) Sanitising of hands and temperature checks will be conducted before entering. 3) Client details are required for Track & Trace purposes. 4) Be aware of social distancing.

Terms & Conditions

All charters are subject to our General terms and conditions and signed Charter Agreement and indemnity forms. You will be required to acknowledge T&C's specific for prior to the charter.