Simon’s Town Boats
The most animal-friendly of sailing rentals in Cape Town. Specialising in trips to Seal Island, some 16km from Simon’s Town, a highlight of a trip with this company is the chance to spot dolphins, humpback whales and Brydes whales throughout the year, whilst southern right whales are regularly spotted between July and November. During winter, there’s a high chance of seeing great white sharks in action, feeding on seals around the island. Breeding season for the Cape fur seals – 75,000 of which make their home on Seal Island – is in November and December.