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Cape Town Pelagics

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24 Years of seabirding trips off Cape Town

Join one of our deep sea pelagic trips in search of albatrosses and other seabird specials with our experienced guides. Over the last 24 years in operation we’ve shown our guests a huge number of southern African rarities! On a typical trip we travel 25 to 40 nautical miles from Simon’s Town harbour, passing the cliffs of Cape Point, and heading south-west off the continental shelf in search of trawlers. We use high speed recreational speedboats equipped with AIS tracking systems to locate fishing vessels. You’re likely to see at least 3 and possibly as many as 7 albatross species, and many other pelagics birds — see the seasonality table for more info. Cetaceans are frequently seen in the coastal waters.

We donate all proceeds to research and conservation

Cape Town Pelagics is unique: we donate all profits to seabird research and conservation, including Birdife International’s Save the Albatross Fund. We’ve raised over R115 000 for conservation, so by booking a trip with us, you’ll make a difference to the seabirds you will see.

Please e-mail us for the cost of a trip and further information. Please check our trip calendar for our 2024 trip schedule.

If you have a group we might be able to arrange a trip for you outside of our scheduled dates, please e-mail for details.

Previous Trips

Day Trips from Cape Town with Birding Africa

 – these can sometimes be arranged on the alternate day to a pelagic trip

Cape Town: Peninsula Day Trip

1 day
Availability : all year
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Cape Town: West Coast day trip

1 day
Availability : all year
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Cape Town: Kogelberg day trip

1 day
Availability : all year
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Cape Town: Tankwa Karoo Overnight Trip

2 days, 1 night
Availability : all year
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