Marine Big 5
South African Special in Gansbaai by Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd
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.
Fantastic experience. The skipper was excellent, the crew extremely professional, friendly and helpf... - Blair Milne.
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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.
I found the team very professional, friendly, helpful, on time, clear on their explanations, patient, informative and safe. I highly recommend Marine Big 5 !!
Nico Van Schalkwyk
It was fantastic! This was my third trip and if I had the finances I would do it every weekend that i am in Franskraal! Fantastic boats, helpfull interesting crew and a skipper that really know what he is doing. Thank you for the opertinity.