Pelagic boat trips in Cape Town take you out into the open ocean to experience marine wildlife away from land. Although great white sharks are a marine-tour drawcard, they are only one of dozens of marine creatures to be seen on the 2.5hour tours.
The Cape waters teem with life. Here the ocean is home to 37 different species of dolphins and whales. Southern right, Brydes, minke and humpback whales can be commonly spotted. Bottlenose, humpback, dusky and common dolphins are well represented. African penguins and Cape fur seals always delight.
Watch swirling masses of Cape commorants and diving Cape gannets from the deck of a boat and look out for great open-ocean birds like the albatross, petrels, shearwaters, prions, gulls, skuas and terns.