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Whale Watching Cruise

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

The 2 hour boat adventure starts and ends with an adrenaline beach launch into the sea, with 400 hp motors, we will take you to some of the best spots along the coastline. Our purpose built cat style boat has been designed to conquer the ocean without compromising on safety or comfort. Our official permit allows us to take you as close as 50m from a whale when sighted. Other sightings include seals, pelagic birds as well as sharks, big fish, penguins and octopus in their natural habitat.


Duration2 hours
WhenThis trip is available from 1 June to 30 November
WhereAdventure hut, parking area, Central beach, Plettenberg Bay.
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearWear something weather appropriate and wear comfortable shoes
Things to BringBring a hat, sunscreen and your camera
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed, only paying guests on the boat


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsWe will provide a life jacket, water, snack pack and a raincoat


This is an experience of a lifetime
Welcome to contact us if you need transport we can give you options to use.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful trip! Although we were in Plettenberg at the end of November - close to the end of the whale season - we were lucky enough to see a mother and a calf quite close. The team was really thoughtful and didn`t pressure the whale, stayed at a distance and waited, I like this approach very much. After our whale encounter we headed to the robberg peninsula to take a look at the huge seal colonie and also had the opportunity to see a bunch of dolphins. Our skippers told us lots of interesting facts about the marine life in south africa, answered all our questions and were very friendly. I would definately recommend the trip! - Karen Schäfer

That was an absolutely wonderful experience! We saw hundreds of dolphins and also some whales. We got very good information about all the animals we saw and the tour was well organized. It was one of the most remarkable things we experienced during our trip in South Africa. So thanks a lot to the whole team of Ocean Safaris - Christoph Seiler

The whale watching experience was absolutely breathtaking. We saw seals, bright whales, and humpbacks breaching out of the water only 30' from our boat. The exhilaration didn't stop there as we sped to the shore and landed on the beach! - Brian Carlin

Enjoyed a fantastic whale and dolphin watching cruise in Plettenberg Bay. The experience was amazing and the guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend this to anyone! - Peter Wallis

A fabulous trip, saw dolphins and whales very close up. Staff were great and made it fun for us and our two granddaughters who thought it was amazing Would use again and recommend X - Christine Bonner

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