Marine Big 5

South African Special in Gansbaai by Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd

R800 

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More about Marine Big 5

Once you have arrived at The Great White House, you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. Passengers are fitted with comfortable life-jackets and waterproof jackets. Safety is of the utmost importance.

Whale Watching Trip length is between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions. All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is an access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony. These seals are present all year round. We will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock known as the world famous ‘Shark Alley’. We will then take you to the whale hot-spots in the bay. With over a decade of experience, not only do we know where to expect the best whale viewings, but the whales have also learned where to expect us!

We pride ourselves on being both fun and educational. Each trip is led by experienced marine biologists and guides who will share their knowledge with you, keeping emphasis on the welfare and conservation of the animal. Responsible tourism is our main objective so we focus on conservation, education, community upliftment and safety.

What people say

Fantastic experience. The skipper was excellent, the crew extremely professional, friendly and helpf...  -  Blair Milne.

Arrangements

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

When:

In Season :: Eco Marine Trips – 01st January to 31st May :: Whale Watching Trips –1st Jun to 31st December. Seven days a week – weather dependent.

Where:

The Great White House, where you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. We then take a 200 metre stroll down to the harbour to board.

Weather:

Due to variable weather conditions the trip may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed. Time-related itineraries are dependent on tides, weather conditions and the amount of tours scheduled for a particular day.

What to Wear:

Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Comfortable shoes /takkies.

Things to bring:

Binoculars, camera, warm clothing, masks

Guests or Spectators:

Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Please remember to use sunscreen. Please use anti-seasick medication well in advance if you are prone to motion sickness.
Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

Boat Trip, bottled water on board, hand sanitizer.

Exclusions:

Extra beverages and snacks. Purchase of video footage R200.00.

Opinions On Marine Big 5

What the locals say about Marine Big 5 .

Blair Milne

Fantastic experience. The skipper was excellent, the crew extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!


Maryke De Villiers

A fantastic experience, especially with small kids as well. I would definitely recommend doing a whale watching trip when visiting the Gansbaai area.

Gansbaai

This popular fishing town in the Overberg District is best known for sharks and whale watching.

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