Boat Based Whale Watching

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER
4.4   (86 reviews)
  • About 2 hours

Description

Experience permitted Boat-based Whale Excursion conducted in the magnificent Garden Route town of Plettenberg Bay. This is a good chance not only to encounter dolphins, but also sharks, whales & seals if lucky.

Passengers are asked to check in at the Ocean Blue Adventures Shop, which is located in the Milkwood Centre, Hopwood Street, Plettenberg Bay, approximately 30 minutes before the planned departure time. Prior to departure, clients will be equipped with life-jackets (and ponchos, if necessary). Once this is done, all passengers will have a Pre-Trip Briefing, where your guide will explain the trips and safety aspects.

Once passengers have boarded their boat, the trip commences with an exciting beach launch through the surf. While the routes may vary, depending on weather, animal distribution and sea conditions, a typical trip runs as follows: Prior to launching, your skipper will have determined the route with the highest likelihood of spotting whales. Most recently, our highest success rate is to head offshore to what we refer to as the Humpback Highway. This is a passage of water from the Robberg Point across to Natures Valley and the Tsitsikamma Marine Reserve, where migrating humpback whales are often encountered en route to their breeding or feeding grounds.

Occasionally we also head along the Keurbooms Beach in search of breeding groups of Southern Right Whales. This area is also a popular hang-out for Bottlenose and Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins. Depending on time constraints and location of whales, we also try to visit the Cape Fur Seal colony at Robberg Peninsula, with a chance of spotting endangered Great White Sharks.

Finally we head back along the Robberg beach, while a brief run-down on the history of the area is given. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, we end the experience with an exhilarating “James Bond” style landing on Central Beach.

Good to know

  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure of tour
  • Tour is normally 1,5 hours
  • We can not guarantee encounters
  • This tour is weather dependant
  • Daily departures 4 times a day

Included

  • A bottle of mineral water
  • Life Jacket
  • Qualified guide onboard

Excluded

  • Transfer from your hotel

Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Wind Breaker
  • Warm Clothes



August, 2019

Just what I needed - getting close to nature the adrenaline way xx


May, 2019

Great experience, awesome guide! We were fortunate to see whale, dolphin and seal...


What a great adventure! We saw lots of dolphins and seals. Great boat, very cheap for what you can experience!


April, 2019

Great Experience, Dolphins, Whales (luckely) and seals


September, 2019

best villa ever


October, 2019

Fantastic news


October, 2019

Had so much fun!!


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Fri, 6 December

Sessions available for this day:

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Light Cancellation Policy

The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.

Terms & Conditions

The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER
R850 per person
86 reviews
R850 per person