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Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd

Dyer Island Cruses offers Whale watching, marine safaris and boat trips near Gansbaai in the Overberg.

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Dyer Island Cruises proudly offers a unique Marine Big 5 Safari in the picturesque fishing town of Gansbaai, nestled in the Overberg region. During whale season you may well see all 5, being, the Southern Right Whale, Great White Shark, Seals, Penguins and dolphins.

Founded in 2000 by Wilfred Chivell as the first-whale watching business in the region. Dyer Island Cruises is a leader in its field and has made great contributions to marine conservation as well as unrivaled knowledge of the marine eco-systems in the area.

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when booking the Marine Big 5 Tour we were aware that the chances of seeing whales were slim. Howeve...  -  Stephan Boesch.

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Stephan Boesch

when booking the Marine Big 5 Tour we were aware that the chances of seeing whales were slim. However, we were very lucky to see the first Southern Rights of the season. What a spectacle. Besides the whales there was plenty of action and wildlife. The trip was over in no time. The whole crew was very professional, from booking the trip to the end. The spotter just incredible. As a landlubber one just sees Ocean... no idea how they spot these animals.... All in all a great experience.

Stephan Boesch experienced the Marine Big 5 Tour Self Drive


Markus Engelbrecht

it was absolutely perfect! Thanks again. Your college made a video of the trip. Is there a possibility to get it? markus@al-brecht.de Thx Best regards Markus

Markus Engelbrecht experienced the Marine Big 5 Tour Self Drive


Stephen Smith

We had a pleasant few hours out at sea looking for the Marine Big 5 - we visited outside of "the season" so we were not expecting to see any whales (and indeed did not!) but we were lucky to see the (rare) humpback dolphin, lots of seals at Seal Island and quite a few birds .... no sharks either but hey you see what is around at the time !! Well organised, safe, knowledgeable guides on board, good coffee and soup and all in all a nice trip - easy to book too which is always nice !

Stephen Smith experienced the Marine Big 5 Tour Self Drive


Sarel Roux

Hi guys Although I booked a trip outside the whale season, the team did everything possible to track down some whales and they did not disappoint! The team is very friendly, helpful and well informed. It is clear that the team is very dedicated to the cause. You are great ambassadors for South Africa. Very proud of you guys!!! I am looking forward when whale season is in full swing to do this trip again! Safe and healty regards Sarel

Sarel Roux experienced the Marine Big 5


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