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Gansbaai, Big 5 Marine Safari

Dyer Island Cruises

Get back to nature at South Africa's number one whale watching location in Gansbaai. Look for seals, sharks, and dolphins in their natural environment and learn about the conservation efforts.

Gans Bay

Look for whales, sharks, seals, dolphins, and penguins in their natural habitat on an amazing marine safari in the eco-systems of Dyer Island and Gansbaai. The trip in total is 4hours. Guests have to be with us 1 hour before the trip for a safety briefing, coffee/tea and muffins and to get fitted with safety gear. The trip on the water is 2 – 2 1/2 long depending on weather conditions and marine life encountered while out at sea.

Experience the annual migration of southern right whales from June to December, and watch their mating rituals and other activities. Marvel at the incredible array of seabirds, and see the large Cape fur seal colony on Geyser Rock as you cruise down Shark Alley. Learn more about the amazing animals from the on-board marine biologist.

After the trip guests can enjoy warm soup and bread in front of a cozy fire or heater and listen to a debriefing and view the trip footage of the day. Avail of a bonus trip to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. All ages are welcome on the vessels. Should you have kids under 5 years, please contact the local partner directly to amend your booking accordingly. Infants 1 – 4 years are free of charge.

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Duration 2.5 hours

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Wheelchair accessible

from € 63.63 per person
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About this experience

  • Visit a rehabilitation center for sick seabirds
  • Learn about the Big 5 marine species from professional biologists
  • Sail aboard a comfortable whale watching boat with observation deck
  • Enjoy all the facilities at The Great White House, including licensed restaurant and bar
  • Includes
  • Coffee/tea and muffins on arrival
  • Light lunch after the trip
  • 1 dedicated safety briefing before the trip, and 1 debrief after the trip
  • Inflatable life jackets and wet weather gear
  • Free visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Professional trip footage
  • Return transportation from Cape Town (can be arranged at an additional cost)

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