Whale watching & dolphin watching in Plettenberg Bay

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Dolphin Watching Tour - R400 per adult, R200 per child
Whale Watching Tour - R650 per adult, R350 per child

Dolphin Encounters Whale Watching Eco Tourism

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
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Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay Dolphin & Whale WatchingWe offer a rare and powerful experience through permitted boat based whale watching & dolphin encounters. All tours are guided with expert crew and tour operators who are internationally qualified. The company is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres. Should the whales approach our vessel we do not have to move away. The guests therefore get an up close experience with these majestic mammals in the bay.

 

Dolphin Watching Tours in Plettenberg Bay

 

Prices: R400 per adult, R200 per child under 12

Tour Dates: December – June

Length: 1.5 – 2 hr eco and dolphin watching tour 

Departs: Main beach, Plettenberg Bay - Please arrive 30 mins before departure

 

Dolphin Watching in Plettenberg BayIn summer you have a great chance to see the rare Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline! You will also see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins… We will also take you to the Robberg Seal Colony where you will see around 5,000 seals in their natural environment.

 

Our Ecological adventure leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock. Here we usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock we head into the middle of the Bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. We then traverse the Bay to the point of Robberg Peninsula and out to the Wild side, often seeing groups of pods of dolphins. Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, we see the unique geology from this unusual viewpoint and can observe our growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. Finally we head back along the Robberg beach, while a brief rundown on the history of the area is given. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, we end the experienced with an exhilarating landing, again on Central Beach.

 

Whale Watching Tours in Plettenberg Bay

 

Prices: R770 per adult, R350 per child under 12

Tour Dates: May – December

Length: 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on how long it takes to find the animals.

Departs: Main beach, Plettenberg Bay - Please arrive 30 mins before departure

 

In winter you have a very high likelihood of seeing Southern Right and Humpback whales. Our tours include the Robberg Seal Colony (home to +- 5000 seals) and other marine life of the day. 

 

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Our Ecological adventure leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock. Here we usually encounter some shark & dolphine species. From Arch Rock we head into the middle of the Bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. Out there our resident Bryde’s whales may be seen, as well as Common Dolphins or Southern Right and Humpback whales. We then traverse the Bay to the point of Robberg Peninsula and out to the Wild side, often seeing groups of whales and pods of dolphins. Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, we see the unique geology from this unusual viewpoint and can observe our growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. Finally we head back along the Robberg beach, while a brief rundown on the history of the area is given. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, we end the experienced with an exhilarating landing, again on Central Beach.