Custom Eco Charter

CUSTOM DESIGNED ECO CHARTERS

False Bay and the area around Cape Point is a unique ecosystem that is home to an abundance of marine wildlife.

Take a trip along the coast from Simon’s Town to Cape Point and experience this unique biome.  You are almost guaranteed to spot Cape Fur Seals, Penguins and a multitude of bird species.  During certain times of the year the Bay becomes home to the Southern Right Whale.  These majestic creatures find shelter within the bay to calf and prepare their new-borns for the perils of the open ocean.  Depending on the season, you may get a glimpse of Humpback and Brydes Whales or even and Orca or two as they hunt in the Bay.   Pods of dolphins have been seen in the Bay too.

Alternatively, you can arrange a charter to Seal Island.  The island is populated by up to 70 000 Cape Fur Seals.  These animals will can be seen wallowing on the rocks and in the water, while the more adventurous ones will swim around the boat.  In addition, this large population of seals attracts a large number of apex predators, the Great White Shark in particular.  These very large sharks have become world famous for their unique hunting skills.  There are numerous documentaries about the amazing ability of these predators to break the surface of the water, jump metres into the air in an attempt to catch their illusive prey.

False Bay  is also home to an abundance of bird life.  Birders could tick the following bird species off their list:  Cape-, White Breasted-, and Bank Cormorants; Black Footed- and African Penguins; African Black Oyster Catcher; Kelp Gull; Cape Gannets; Petrels and Terns, to name a few.

We can tailor make a charters to suit your specific requirements and interests.  Our charters generally last 3 to 4 hours and we can accommodate to maximum of 6 guests.

So pack your binoculars and cameras and spend a memorable couple of hours traversing False Bay with us.

Overview

Comfortable for up to 6 people

Child friendly

The inshore charter remains within 1 nautical miles of the shore

The duration of the trip is approximately 3 to 4 hours

We launch either early in the morning and return at lunchtime, or leave after lunch time and return by 5 pm

Expect to see a variety of bird- and wild life both in the water and along the shoreline.

Bring your cameras and binoculars

A fully licensed and experienced skipper

What to expect

Day 1

Arrive at Simon’s Town pier where you will be greeted by an Abundance Fishing representative. A full safety and equipment briefing will be done, including the issuing of life vests.

Depart via Simon’s Town harbour with lovely views of the harbour, navy vessels and surrounding mountains.

Depending on your expectations and and current weather conditions, the boat will either travel towards Seal island or along the coast towards Cape Point. Enjoy the sensation of the wind whipping through your hair and sea spray on your face as the boat speeds through the water.

The skipper will stop the boat whenever bird-and/or wildlife has been spotted, giving everybody on board an opportunity to have a long look and take plenty of photographs.

After a great couple of hours at at sea, the skipper will turn the boat around and head back to the harbour.

Please do not forget to tip the crew.

Included with your Charter

You can look forward to:

  • Free cancellation (7 days notice)
  • Safety briefing on arrival
  • Life jackets on board for all passengers
  • Child Friendly
  • A fully licensed and experienced skipper
  • Credit Card facilities available onboard
  • Toilet facilities on board
  • Departing times can be varied
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages on board
  • Consult a pharmacist before the trip if you are prone to sea-sickness (Valoid on board just in case)
  • First Aid kit on board
  • Emergency equipment
  • Terms & Conditions apply

Please be advised that:

  • Pick up is not included. Guests are requested to meet at Simon's Town pier (in front of Bertha's Restaurant at the town square)

Launching Site

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Custom Eco Charter

Additional information

  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Maximum 6 days
  • Simon's Town Pier outside Bertha's Restaurant
  • All year round, but always weather dependant
  • Knowledgeable skipper with more than 40 years experience
  • English