Robben Island Ferry
We take to the sea and explore what there is to see on Robben Island.
Ferries run at 09h00, 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00 daily (weather permitting). Tickets are R230 for adults and R120 for children under 18 years of age.
The ferry ride to the island takes half an hour in a spacious double decker boat. Once arriving on the island, tours are divided into two parts: a bus tour, and a walking tour. Both parts of the tour are hosted by experienced guides – some of whom are former prisoners of the island.
It was especially great to get to know the staff a little better. Watch our little Travel Vlog on what to expect. We recommend you try and include this in your trip to Cape Town. Due to popular demand and weather constraints, make sure to buy your tickets well in advanced, or book ahead with one of our Tours.
Here are a list of Tours that include Robben Island.
- Nelson Mandela’s footsteps to freedom tour.
- Full day Robben Island & Cape Town city tour.
- Book the ferry ticket here
You can include this experience in a Tailor-made private tour, customised to suit your tastes.
Click HERE to create your own tour.
Q: How do I get too Robben Island:
A: You take a boat from the V&A Waterfront
Q: How long is the boat trip
A: About 30 minutes
Q: Are there any Lions on Robben Island
A: YES sea lions, but they are mostly in the water.
Q: Where is Robben Island
A: Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.
Q: How did Robben island get its name?
A: The name is Dutch for “seal island.”
Q. Will it kill you?
A. very vey unlikely
Q. Value for money
A. We’d say yes. Lots of people and busses and boats for them to take care of.
Q. Are the kids invited?
A. They will be bored at some parts, but then they entertain themselves. YES.
Q. And if it rains?
A. As long as the sea is not too rough, you’re good to go.