The Simon’s Town Boat Company will get you so close to whales that you will be able to count the barnacles on their backs. We have over 20 years of experience, are the only licenced whale watching company in Simon’s Town and are permitted to approach and interact with whales. This means we can provide you with a rare chance to closely observe and even interact with these magnificent giants. Our onboard naturalists can interpret their behaviour and we only approach the whales if they are comfortable with us being in their space.
The influx of Southern Right and Humpback whales into the sheltered waters of Cape Town’s False Bay from June to December offers spectacular whale watching. Their size, their curiosity and their intriguing behaviour make them mesmerising objects of human fascination and a photographer’s dream subject. Our tour also looks out for dolphin’s whose synchronised pods form the most delightful spectacle. Brydes whales, sharks, dolphins and even killer whales can be observed throughout the year.