Join the Cape RADD marine research team on a False Bay Expedition! This is an opportunity for YOU and your family and friends to experience a day in the life of a marine biologist! Learn about conservation initiatives whilst joining marine biologists in collecting data on the marine life of False Bay, an area of incredible biodiversity!

Search for the Marine BIG 5! As we look out for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and penguins! AND we take a journey into the underwater world of the bay without leaving the boat, using drop cameras.

Learn about the unique ecosystems and reasons behind the mega-fauna’s biodiversity in the area over breakfast whilst one of our marine biologists explains why this area is so unique and special, the research projects you are going to be involved with during the days expedition, and some information on the animals we may come across during our expedition.

What: A marine research expedition open to the public where YOU join marine scientists in deploying underwater cameras, search for the Marine BIG 5 and sample for micro plastics in our oceans. Raising awareness of ocean conservation.

When: Advanced booking essential

Where: Simon’s Town Jetty

Who (with): Cape Research And Diver Development

Who (for): This is a chance for anyone interested in getting out on the water to experience a day in the life of a marine biologist and get involved in marine research projects, learn about this incredible biodiversity hotspot from trained marine biologists and get up close with some of the marine wildlife.

Expedition Schedule:

9:00 – Start the day with a full English breakfast and coffee. Morning Briefing – Listen to an informative presentation by Cape RADD biologists on the biodiversity research you will be contributing to and the amazing marine BIG 5 of False Bay

10:00 – Board the research vessel for safety briefing for the day’s expedition, a power catamaran, skippered by highly qualified crew.

10:15– Depart from Simon’s Town jetty for the research expedition trip

13:00 – Arrive back from sea to the Simon’s Town jetty. Debrief of the day’s activity, final questions and certificate hand out.

13:15 – Depart home

Cost & Whats Included:

Cost: Adult: R1,850 Under 12: R1,250

Expedition includes:

  • Full English breakfast, coffee & juice
  • Approximately 3 hour boat trip
  • Marine Biologist guide
  • Involvement in Citizen Science research projects
  • Informative presentations and insight

Make A Difference!

A proportion of your ticket price will contribute to further research and conservation initiatives around the local area. However, guests who would like to make an extra contribution to Cape RADD’s ongoing conservation outreach efforts, may do so. This extra money goes towards our local school environmental awareness outreach programs, where the Cape RADD team visit schools from low income communities and give plastic waste and biodiversity workshops to the pupils.