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Dolphin Discovery Cruise

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

The 2 hour boat adventure starts and ends with an adrenaline beach launch into the sea, with 600 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.


ProviderOcean Safaris
Duration2 hours
WhenThis trip is available from 1 December to 31 May
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 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

Amazing experience with very friendly - and funny - guide. We were super lucky to be in the middle of the feeding frenzy and we saw a show that we were not expecting and we didn't even know it was possible: hundreads of dolphins swimming around us. I will never forget this experience. Thanks - Max

What profesionalism and pleasure. The trip was just wonderful. I normally get a bit sea-sick but on this trip I was just fine. The sea was smooth and we saw all that was promised and much more. Well done. - Wally de Bruyn

Many thanks for a great Dolphin Discovery Cruise. The crew were very knowledgeable and professional and worked hard to give us an amazing experience. We visited the Cape fur seal colony and followed a small pod of dolphins as they moved up the coast. The crews determination to make this a memorable experience was rewarded when we joined a pod of between 500 and 700 common dolphins. We were surrounded by the pod and followed them for 15 minutes. This was a once in a lifetime experience. The cruise was concluded with a thrilling 007 style high speed ride through the surf and up the beach. Well done. This was one of the highlights of our holiday in SA. - Anthony Carter

Excellent service the team made everything to make the trip safe and interesting. - Ze `ev

Hello Ocean Safaris Thank you for a very enjoyable and family friendly trip. It is always thrilling to go out into the ocean and fortunately , although it rained towards the end of the trip, the sea was relatively calm. First Impressions : Your kiosk easy to find. The greeting was friendly and welcoming. The check in quick. Staff : Friendly & willing to assist. One felt at ease & safe with the skipper and the guide. : Both did give titbits of information regarding the behavior of the sea life as we went. It's hard to talk while the boat is going. Perhaps guests may want more of a running commentary about the surroundings , interesting facts etc ? Trip : Although we did not see the huge pod/s of bottle nose dolphins, despite going as far at Keurbooms , the safari aspect of the trip was "saved" by seeing the rare Humpback dolphins. The seals were entertaining and enjoyed by all on board. Overall Impression: We had a thoroughly fun time. I think one or two of the guests were disappointed at not seeing more dolphins. I understand, as with any safari, luck has a lot to do with finding the wildlife . Would it of been a better option to continue as far as or whether your company does go as far as Natures Valley? The reason I mention it is because as we were walking back the guide mentioned he believed the huge dolphin pod seen the day before was in Natures Valley because he saw the other boat , (competition ?) going that direction to find them. Is there anyone on the ground one can be in radio contact with to have better chance of finding the dolphins? Thanks again for a great experience and I most definitely would recommend the trip , ( even for scenic value only) , to our clients. Best Regards, Francesca D-Side Travel. - Francesca Ashburner

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