Robben Island Ferry & Prison Tour Ticket(s) Skip The Ticketing Line

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From $45.79

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Skip the ticketing line to buy the Robben Island Ticket. Take a shared boat trip to Robben Island Museum and explore the island where former South African President Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner for 18 years. View his prison cell, and learn about the dramatic history of the island and South Africa from a former political Robben Island prisoner. Take a historical walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on the Long Walk to Freedom pathway. This is one of the most significant historic tours you will experience on your journey to Cape Town, South Africa. South African Citizens are welcome to purchase this ticket as there is limited availability.

What's Included

Shared Robben Island boat trip & museum tour admission ticket

Shared Robben Island boat trip & museum tour admission ticket (Non-South African)

What's Not Included

Transfers between the V&A Waterfront & your accommodation

Transfers between the V&A Waterfront &your accommodation

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Robben Island Museum
Upon your arrival at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island (situated at the Clocktower Precinct, Silo District, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town), you will skip the ticketing line and proceed directly to the boat departures line.

Please arrive 30-minutes before the boat departure time shown on your ticket and have your Passport (copies accepted) ready for verification by Robben Island staff members.

Once you have boarded the shared boat you will set sail for 30-minutes on the open sea to Robben Island Museum. Upon your arrival at the Robben Island Jetty, you will disembark the boat and be guided on a bus by a resident Robben Island Tour Guide for a tour of the island. The guide will provide live commentary about Robben Island and its history, indicating the various homes of ex-political prisoners and other landmarks. The tour will culminate with a view of the prison cell where former President Nelson Mandela was held as a prisoner and an opportunity to take a walk in his historical footsteps on The Long Walk to Freedom.

Once the tour of Robben Island has concluded, you will return to the Jetty where you will charter the boat for your return journey back to the V&A Waterfront. The entire tour duration including the boat trips is approximately 4-hours.

Please select your names carefully and your passport numbers when making a booking as once a ticket has been purchased it cannot be amended, transferable or refunded. The only time guests will ask for a full refund is when the boat is canceled by Robben Island due to poor weather conditions. This sale is final.

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