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

Boat trips, charters and cruises Cape Town

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Oceans Africa is a dive tour and boat charter 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 boat trips can also depart from Hout Bay if weather conditions in False Bay are unfavorable.


Exclusive Ocean Tours

Join us on our boat Sea Otter

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.

Child Friendly

Fun, safe, family boat adventures!

Boat Charters Cape Town

Our boat is available for charters

We like you to think of Sea Otter as your own boat during your charter. Go wherever you want and do whatever you like (as long as it’s legal). We’ll even teach you how to drive.

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.

Sea Otter is SAMSA certified for commercial operations up to 15NM offshore with day and night rating. 

Private Boat trips Cape Town
Exploring the caves at Cape Point
Dive Charters Cape Town
Scuba and freediving boat charters.

Dive Charters Cape Town

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.

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
Snorkeling with seals in Cape Town
Cape fur seal investigates diver

Seal Snorkeling Safari

Private Seal Snorkeling & Diving Charters

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.

Sundowner trip to seal island
Sunset cruise to Seal Island

Sunset Cruise Cape Town

Sunset and sunrise boat trips in False Bay

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.

Higher functions are engaged, deep connections are made, ideas are formed and futures imagined. 

Join us in search of gold light.

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