False Bay Expedition


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.

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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-faunal 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.

Please note that this expedition requires a minimum of 6 participants, if we do not reach capacity we will roll your booking over to the next availability.


Meet @ The Ocean Hub, Simon’s Town 117 St George street.


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 Example Schedule

9:00 – Meet in Simons Town and head out to the research vessel

9:30 – 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– Depart from Simon’s Town for the research expedition trip

13:00 – Arrive back from sea to the Simon’s Town harbor. Debrief of the day’s activity and farewells.

– Depart home

What’s Included:

Expedition includes:

  • Boat trip
  • Juice and snacks onboard (lunch optional extra)
  • Marine Biologist guide
  • Involvement in Citizen Science research projects
  • Informative presentations and insight
  • Snorkel trip (extra optional)

Make A Difference!

A proportion of your ticket price will contribute to further research and conservation initiatives in the area. 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.


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