Much like taste in films or pickled condiments, whatever you define as a ‘sense of adventure’ is completely up to you. Whether being adventurous means swinging through the jungle in a Tarzan-esque loincloth, living with anteaters for a week or merely switching from coffee to green tea; enjoy a classic Cape Town adventure and spot some gentle giants while you’re at it when you save up to 60% on a whale watching cruise for up to four people with the Waterfront Boat Company. Choose from the following:
Pay R250 for a three to four-hour whale watching cruise for one person, valued at R500
Pay R450 for a three to four-hour whale watching cruise for two people, valued at R1 000
Pay R800 for a three to four-hour whale watching cruise for four people, valued at R2 000
If the idea of skimming across the ocean’s surface in a quest to spot nature’s larger-than-life gentle giants appeals to your inner adventurer, the water-wise folks at Waterfront Boat Company are the ones to make it happen. Departing from the V&A Waterfront, the three to four-hour trip sees guests whisked away in a large, comfy and dry boat called the CONDOR, meandering out of the scenic harbour and finally hitting the open seas to spot some whales. As the period between June and November is ideal for spotting Southern Right and Humpback whales, you’re in for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Staffed by a team of qualified whale guides with incredible knowledge of the local marine environment, expect expert guidance, fascinating fisherman’s’ tales and a great chance of spotting a whale or two. While you may get lucky and spot Sir Southern Right or Humphrey the Humpback, there’s no shortage of other Cape marine life to beguile your binoculars with; namely, penguins, Cape Fur Seals, dolphins, basking sharks, sun fish and a variety of birds.