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About Us

Captain Jacks is the only licensed Whale and Dolphin watching operator in Hout Bay, so as soon as there’s a sighting we can get you out to see them on our ready to go, fast boat with one of our knowledgeable and informative Skippers.

Whale and Dolphin watching are life-changing experiences for many people. The Atlantic Ocean waters off South Africa are home to a diverse range of marine creatures and Hout Bay is uniquely positioned to see many of them in their natural habitat.

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing real wildlife in one of the most stunning bays in the world! We have Whales, Dolphins and Seals all visiting regularly and we are uniquely positioned to be the only boat operator that can get you out to see them as soon as they appear.

It truly is an amazing experience and one to tick off your bucket list!


Our fabulous boat is a CAWSAW 8.5m Gemini semi-rigid RIB, with two 4-stroke 200HP Yamaha Engines. It complies with all the regulations set by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). The SAMSA approved safety equipment on board includes a radio, life jackets, a first aid kit and flares.

The boat can accommodate up to 10 Passengers and it’s always on standby to get you out to the sea life as quickly as possible as soon as they are spotted in the bay.

There is no age range to ride in the boat, the only restrictions are that all children must be over 120cm, but we do suggest a minimum of 5 years. All passengers should be able to reach the handrails and hold on firmly. Passengers aged less than 18 years must have an adult sign the indemnity on their behalf.

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