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Many people visit Robben Island by boat, gain a complete
perspective of this world heritage site on board a helicopter.

Robben Island Helicopter Tour

About this tour

Many people visit Robben Island by boat, however, to gain a complete perspective of this world heritage site one needs to climb on board a Helicopter. Cape Town Helicopters Robben Island scenic flight provides an unrivalled opportunity to see the Island and all its sights, including the prison, from a position normally reserved for birdlife. Leaving not far from where the Robben Island Ferry departs in the V&A Waterfront the Robben Island flight flies passengers in the comfort of the built for purpose Airbus Helicopter with all glass cockpit out to sea and towards one of the places that was once one of the most well-known and formidable prisons of all time. This spectacular and exciting flight allows guests to soak up the serene beauty of the island. At the same time, guests can reflect on the pain and hardship of the prisoners that served their time on the island making this one of the most iconic places anywhere in the world as it where the prisoners played their part in bringing freedom to South Africa and her people. A Robben Island flight with Cape Town Helicopters is the highlight of a visit to Cape Town and South Africa for many people from all over the world.

V&A Watefront, Cape Town

Free Pick-up & Drop-off on request

18 Min

English Pilot

Ocean Safari

The Ocean Experiences team are only too keen to share the beauty of the ocean and its most playful mammals with you as well as the beauty of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline. On our seal snorkeling experience, you will not only learn about the Cape fur seals habits, but you will also get to experience their friendly nature first hand.

R850 per person

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Adventure Boat Ride

Experience the thrill and adventure onboard our Gemini 850 RIB Boat as you make your way along the Atlantic coastline passing by Granger Bay, Sea Point and Clifton. We include some high-speed turns and smooth driving as we admire the spectacular views of Cape Town from the ocean.

R600 per person

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Seal Snorkeling

On our seal snorkeling experience, you will not only learn about the Cape fur seals habits, but you will also get to experience their friendly nature first hand. The tour includes a picturesque drive from the V&A Waterfront past all the well know sites of the Cape including Lions head and the 12 Apostles on the way to one of the biggest seal colonies found on the Atlantic seaboard.

R1250 per person

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6 reviews from people who took this experience



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Nathan - Just Awesome November, 2018

It was a real pleasure to fly with Phillip C. He knows a lot about Cape Town and made this flight instructive but somehow fun!

Valeria - Lisa is a Great Pilot! November, 2018

I enjoyed very much my helicopter ride with Lisa to Robben Island. She told me all the historical information and made me feel very comfortable. I recommend this ride to everyone.

Charles B - Robben Island November, 2018

Excellent experience with our pilot Howard who has been a superb guide for Robben Island and a small tour along the city of Cape Town. We highly recommend this company.

Iqeraam - Amazing views with informative & funny pilot! November, 2018

Had a really great time on the Robben Island trip. As native Capetonians, this trip gave us a really nice perspective of our city and its beauty. Our pilot Ryan was really helpful, informative and funny! Thanks for the great trip!

Francine - Robben Island Tour November, 2018

Excellent service. felt very comfortable in the helicopter and with the pilot Ryan. very knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend getting a true look at the city and coastline.

Where we will meet

The iconic V&A Waterfront that lies at the heart of Cape Town’s history where the city meets the sea. Here you will join Cape Town Helicopters for your magical experience. Located on 220 East Pier Road, Breakwaters Edge, V&A Helipad, V&A Waterfront, 8001.

Keep these in mind

Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled Take Off time. This will allow enough time for us to take weights, conduct a safety briefing and issue tickets. After this has been conducted you can relax on the viewing deck and take some great pre-flight pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.


Please be aware that seating allocation on all our sharing flights are done according to weight and balance which is done during your safety briefing and ticketing. Should you want to choose your own seats you can book an Exclusive Flight at the cost of one additional seat and you are guaranteed the ‘best seats in the house.

Best Pictures

For the best pictures we recommend that you wear darker coloured clothing as whites reflect off the inside of the windows and can spoil that epic shot. We do offer In Flight Video packages where we record you and your flight, including audio, and put it on a USB for you. Note that not all aircraft has this system available so please requests this on check in.


All flights are weather dependent. Should the conditions not be ideal for flying we will try to reschedule to the next best available flight window. Note that the temperature in the sky is exactly the same as on the ground in case you are wondering what to wear.

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