Boat Based Whale Watching Tour


The ultimate whale watching cruise


Overview

All cruises depart from Kleinbaai Harbour. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is home to many bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony.  The channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock is the now world renowned Shark Alley, which is part of the trip. Guests may also spot Great white sharks, Bryde’s whales, Humpback whales, Southern giant petrels, Cape gannets and Dolphins. 


Available: August – November

Daily 06h00 – 17h00

Departure

  • Sea Point Hotels 05h45
  • Waterfront Hotels 06h00
  • Downtown Hotels 06h15

Duration: Boat Trip - 2 ½ hours

Entrance included
Boat Trip

Meals included
None


Cruise alongside the Cape's spectacular marine life

Depart Cape Town and travel to Kleinbaai. The staff will meet you at the Great White House in Kleinbaai before your trip. There are bathroom facilities, as well as a restaurant and gift shop here. Every trip is preceded by a brief introductory talk about the route and what to look out for. Passengers are fitted with comfortable life-jackets. Safety is of the outmost importance.

All cruises depart from Kleinbaai Harbour near Gansbaai. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is completely protected 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 also present all year round. The channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock is the now world renowned Shark Alley. This channel is part of our trip.

On our whale watching and Dyer Island trips we also see: Great white sharks, Bryde’s whales, Humpback whales, Southern giant petrels, Cape gannets and Dolphins. We pride ourselves on being both fun and educational. Each trip is led by experienced marine 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. You will be in awe of these mysterious creatures after a close encounter with a curios whale.

Return to shore and enjoy a warm drink while watching a DVD of your day before returning to Cape Town.


Please note:

  • This is a weather permitting activity
  • There is a self-drive option: The boat departure times are as follows: 09h15 / 11h15 / 11h45 / 14h15. Please ensure that you arrive in Kleinbaai at least half an hour before the scheduled departure.
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