Private Boat Tours and Charters

Boat Trips Cape Town

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame

The Best Boat Trips Cape Town

Affordable, private boat trips & charters.

Oceans Africa is a boat charter and dive tour company operating from the naval port of Simonstown in Cape Town. We offer exclusive boat trips and scenic charters around Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula. Our private boat trips relaxed, designed exclusively for you and expertly led. Our boat is child friendly with no age restrictions if children are accompanied by an adult. Boat tours may also depart from Hout Bay if weather conditions in False Bay are unfavorable.


Child Friendly

Fun, safe, family boat adventures!

Exclusive Ocean Tours

Boat trips Cape Town with Oceans Africa

Oceans Africa are running our own boat Sea Otter for private charters in the Cape Town area. Sea Otter is licensed to carry 6 passengers and is perfect for small groups, families and private tours. 

Boat trips in Cape Town on our boat Sea Otter are run on a boat, skipper and fuel rate. Snorkel gear, dive equipment and dive guides can be hired on request. Our charters are customised to suit your schedule and your interests. 

Our boat tours in False Bay depart from Simonstown. We also launch from Kommetjie or Hout Bay to access Duiker Island and the many Dive Sites on the Atlantic side.

Kids love our boat trips on Sea Otter. There is nothing quite like being at sea, skipping along the surface of the ocean and being directly connected to the waves.

Our fun family boat trips are customised to suit you and your families interests, be it a snorkeling tip, a wildlife experience or a birthday party. We like you to think of Sea Otter as your own boat for the duration of your time with us – we will even teach your kids to drive!

Our Boat Trips Cape Town

Our private boat tours and charters:

Discover Cape Town from a unique ocean perspective with one of our boat trip Cape Town options. 

Everybody loves our boat Sea Otter! SAMSA certified for commercial operations up to 15NM offshore with day and night rating. We also carry a permit issued by SAN Parks to conduct scuba dives and snorkeling in the TMNP MPAs

Sea Otter is a 19ft Butt Cat with 2 x 60hp Suzuki four stroke engines, rated to carry 6 passengers plus the skipper. Although she is a little boat she has a big heart Built for Cape waters she is light, economical and very seaworthy and will always bring you safely home from an exciting day at sea.

Cape Point Ocean Safari
Exploring the caves at Cape Point

Exclusive Cape Point Boat Trip

Cape Point Charter

One of the best boat trips Cape Town can offer! Book this private boat trip to Cape Point with Oceans Africa!

Snorkeling with seals in Cape Town
Cape fur seal investigates diver

Seal Snorkeling Charters

Private Seal Snorkeling & Diving

Oceans Africa are privileged to be able to access two of the best sites for seal interactions on the Southern Peninsula. Our guided seal snorkeling charters are available all year round.

Partridge Point in False Bay is the preferred seal snorkeling site during the Winter months while Duiker Island near Hout Bay is best accessed during the Summer months from November to January.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale and dolphin watching charters

It is always possible to see whales and dolphins anytime you put to sea, we must however maintain a respectful distance as per the Marine Living Resources Act 1998.

Tours and charters on our boat Sea Otter are not whale and dolphin watching charters. If you wish to book a close encounter boat-based whale watching tour we would love to find you a licensed whale watching operator in your area.

Humpback Whale Migration
Boat-based whale watching

Exclusive Seal Island Boat Trip

Seal Island Charter

Exclusive private boat trip to Seal Island in False Bay. Book one of the best boat trips Cape Town can offer with Oceans Africa.

Dive Charters Cape Town
Scuba and freediving boat charters.

Dive Charters Cape Town

Private Scuba & Freediving Charters

For scuba divers and freedivers who would like to dive Cape Town, we offer exclusive dive charters for small groups and dive buddies. If you need equipment, guiding or training let us know and we can arrange it all for you. We like to think that we deliver one of the best boat dive charters Cape Town can offer!

Sea Otter carries a permit for dive operations in the TMNP  MPAs, however scuba divers are required to carry their own individual SAN Parks MPA diving permits, available from the post office or though Oceans Africa.

Sundowner trip to seal island
Sunset cruise to Seal Island

Sunset Cruise in Cape Town

Sunset and sunrise boat trips Cape Town

Sunrise and sunset are our favorite times to be at sea. Something magical happens at these times. The ever changing light reflecting off the mountains and the water, the wide horizons and the swell moving beneath, all combine to make us feel connected and at peace.

Spend this time at sea with friends and family. Higher functions are engaged, deep connections are made, ideas are formed and futures imagined. Join us in search of gold light on one of the best boat trips Cape Town can offer! 

Champagne Sunset Cruise Cape Town

Romantic Sunset Cruise

Treat the special person in your life to a private sunset boat charter in False Bay with champagne and flowers!

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