Boat Based Dolphin Encounter
- About 2 hours
Experience permitted Boat-based Dolphin 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:
Heading east past the bird sanctuary, we make our way along Keurbooms beach towards Arch Rock. Along this stretch, we usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock we cross the bay where pelagic sea-birds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. Bryde’s whales may also be seen, as well as Common dolphins.
Having crossed to the point of Robberg Peninsula, we may venture out to the Wild side, occasionally seeing groups of whales and pods of dolphins. Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, we see the unique geology from this unusual perspective and can observe our growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. At certain times of the year, it is also possible to see numerous Great White Sharks, which frequent the area. 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, . end the experienced with an exhilarating “James Bond” style landing on Central Beach.
Trip duration is 1.5 hours
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
- Life Jacket
- Qualified guide onboard
- Transfer from your hotel
- Wind Breaker
- Warm Clothes
Lovely experience and adventure for younger and more mature clients! Exciting dolphin siting.
What a great adventure! We saw lots of dolphins and seals. Great boat, very cheap for what you can experience!
Cool tour with nice guides. I always look out for eco and animal friendly experiences and these guides hit all the marks even educating about pollution during the trip.
We did the dolfin and seal boat tour. It absolutely met expectations. The crew was super professional and friendly and Cameron was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the sea world in plett. Truly recommendable
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.
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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.