The southern right whales that mate from June to December can be spotted up close, breaching, tail slapping and sky hopping.
- Educational and insightful journey into the ocean life surrounding South Africa
- Custom-designed boat for more comfort on the water
- Eco-friendly company, committed to marine research and conservation
- Visited by the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration
- Favoured by film crews such as Discovery, National Geographic and BBC
Why it's amazing
On this two-hour cruise, you have the chance to spot the southern right whales that mate in South African waters from June to December. You could also see Bryde’s whales, humpback whales, common dolphins and humpback dolphins.
The tour takes you past the 60 000-strong Cape fur seal colony, down the famous Shark Alley, where great-white sharks are likely to be seen, and to Dyer Island where the endangered African penguin can be spotted. The trip is led by a marine biologist who provides insight into the marine life and animals that live in South Africa’s waters and on its shores.
About the guide
Dyer Island Cruises has lived by the slogan, “Discover and Protect” since 2000. It is the company’s aim to provide the greatest conservation- and respect-orientated ethos on the market. Certified by Fair Trade Tourism, the company is committed to marine research and conservation: it established Dyer Island Conservation Trust and the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Gansbaai and it actively publishes scientific studies and runs a volunteer programme.
- Tea and coffee before the trip
- Soup and bread after the trip
- Waterproof and windproof jacket if required
Refreshments on board:
- Duration: 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions
- Starting time: confirmed the day before the trip; weather dependent
- Meeting Location: the Great White House, Gansbaai
- If a tour cannot go ahead due to bad weather, you will be informed as soon as possible and an alternative date will be offered or a full refund will be given.
- You are not entitled to a refund if weather conditions suddenly change while out at sea causing a trip to be curtailed.
- Cancellations must be done at least 24 hours before departure to avoid incurring fees.
- 24 hours to 18 hours before tour: 50% of fee payable.
- 18 hours or less before tour, or no-show: No refund due and the individual/company that made the booking will be responsible for the payment.
Find out more
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What our Clients say
Had an amazing time. Staff were very friendly and accommodating... Saw no fewer than ten of them right next to the boat. Some breached the water.Jeetesh Keshaw
Passion for marine biology, coupled with compassionate hospitality (it can get pretty rough out on the waves, and not everyone's stomach is built for that!) together with a measure of sheer practicality – these qualities make this an excellent team... with which to explore marine life. I highly recommend it!Pearl Gaitskill
Was the best Whale watch I have ever done. Saw penguins, seals, wright whales, dolphins and golden sharks all in 2 hours, how can you beat that?Matthew Blais