Whale Watching Cruise with a Marine Biologist

On this two-hour long cruise, the southern right whales that mate in South African waters from June to December can be spotted up close, breaching, tail slapping and sky hopping.

Highlights

• 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 long cruise, the southern right whales that mate in South African waters from June to December can be spotted up close, breaching, tail slapping and sky hopping. It’s also possible to see Bryde’s whales, humpback whales, common dolphins and humpback dolphins.

The tour takes passengers past the sixty thousand-strong Cape fur seal colony will be passed during this tour, 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 viewed. 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.


Important Details

• Included:
– Tea and coffee before the trip
– Soup and bread after the trip
– Waterproof and windproof jacket
– 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
• Transfer: Available on request, at R 400 per person


Special Terms

• If a tour cannot go ahead due to bad weather, clients will be informed as soon as possible and an alternative date will be offered or a full refund will be given
• Clients are not entitled to a refund should weather conditions suddenly change while out at sea causing a trip to be curtailed
• Cancellation Policy:
– 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 company that made the booking will be responsible for the payment


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