A beautiful experience

Whale & Dolphin

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

Dolphins regularly visit Hout Bay to feed and play. Between June and November of each year, the Southern Right Whale passes through our waters, journeying from the Cold Antarctica to calve in the warm waters around Cape Town.

The Humpback Whale also passes through, en-route to breed and calve in Mozambique and Madagascar and occasionally Bryde Whales make an appearance too.

It truly is an amazing experience and one you’ll never forget.


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Hout Bay, Cape Town

The name Hout Bay dates back to 1653, and relates to the quantity of excellent timber, from the existing Yellow wood trees, which early Dutch settlers found to be growing in its ravines.

Hout Bay, meaning “Wood Bay” is a suburb of Cape Town and is situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of the Cape Town.

The Hout Bay bay has a beautiful white sandy beach and is popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. Hout Bay has one of the busiest harbours in the Western Cape with a thriving tuna, snoek and crayfish industry. The harbour boasts the Atlantic Yacht Club and several restaurants including; Mariners Wharf a seafood emporium that is recognised at the 9th most visited tourist attraction in Cape Town.