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Unrivalled Robben Island viewing experience ~ See major landmarks including the Prison

Robben Island Helicopter Tour

About this tour

A memorable experience with unimaginable, amazing views of the Robben Island nature conversation area, World Heritage site, and the notorious prison. In addition, you can enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of Cape Town.

The Robben Island Flight highlights include:

  • Robben Island Prison
  • The limestone quarry, and
  • Postcard views of Cape Town

Please note we do not land on Robben Island.

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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