Water-Bike around Simon’s Town and False Bay Coast
Water-Bike Booking Information
8am (two-hour tour, November – April)
9am (two-hour tour, May – October)
10.30am; 12pm; 1.30pm (one-hour tour)
R390 (1 hour, special until end-March 2021)
R690 (2 hours)
It’s a unique ocean activity, and one of the most exciting and fun ways to experience the ocean – particularly in Simon’s Town area, which is known for its rich marine life and spectacular views of Table Mountain.
Water bikes are silent and do not emit any emissions, as they do not require fuel, allowing riders to explore safely and quietly, without leaving an environmental footprint.
After departing from Cape Town Water Bikes’ launching facility at the Simon’s Town pier, you’ll meander past the yacht basin and naval base into the open ocean. Then, you’ll ride along a scenic stretch of coastline, towards the world-famous African penguin and seal colony at Boulders Beach. Given the close proximity that the water bikes allow, you’ll get to experience the penguins in their natural habitat.
You might also be lucky enough to meet playful Cape fur seals, whales during the season, and various sea birds along the way.
The two-hour option is an early-morning tour, but if you’d prefer to explore the ocean at a more relaxed pace, go for the one-hour tour! Both tours are enriched by a knowledgeable crew on a nearby guide boat.
Good to know
- The two-hour tour starts at 8 am during summer (November – April), 9 am in winter (May – October).
- Times for the one-hour tour are 10.30am; 12pm; 1.30pm.
- Please contact us by 12.00 pm the day before your scheduled tour.
- Bring a change of clothes.
- Before your tour starts, you’ll be given a safety radio, buoyancy aid and bottled water.
You must be 13 years or older to enjoy the water bikes, and teens must be accompanied by an adult.
There is also a minimum height requirement of five feet (one and a half metres) so that the pedals can be reached safely.