Water Activities

Plettenberg Bay whale watching boat cruise

Availability: Daily
Duration: 2 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Have an unforgettable close encounter with various marine species
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Make your friends back home envious with great photo ops
What to expect

The whale watching boat cruise starts with an exciting beach launch. Prior to launching, your skipper will have determined the route with the highest likelihood of spotting whales. Head offshore to what is refered to as the Humpback Highway. This is a passage of water from the Robberg Point across to Natures Valley and the Tsitsikamma Marine Reserve, where migrating humpback whales are often encountered en route to their breeding or feeding grounds. The route may also head along the Keurbooms beach in search of breeding groups of southern right whales. This area is also a popular hang-out for bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Depending on time constraints and location of whales, a cruise past the Cape Fur Seal colony at Robberg Peninsula may also be possible. Head back along the Robberg beach, while a brief run-down on the history of the area is given. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original whaling station, end the experience with an exhilarating “James Bond” style landing on Central Beach.
Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables the vessel to approach whales from 50 meters instead of 300 meters. Up close and personal interaction with southern right whales, humpback whales, killer whales, brydes whales as well as dolphins.

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What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off

Milkwood Centre, Hopwood Street, 6600 Plettenberg Bay

Meeting point:

Please check in at the Ocean Blue Adventures shop.

What to remember
  • Prior to departure, clients will be equipped with life-jackets (and ponchos, if necessary). Once this is done, all passengers will have a pre-trip briefing, during which the guide will explain the trips and safety aspects
  • The routes may vary, depending on weather, animal distribution and sea conditions
  • Please be at the meeting point approximately 30 minutes before the planned departure time
  • Please bring your camera, hat and sunscreen
  • Remember to wear a wind breaker, warm clothes and comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 adult tickets applies
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  • Daily at 8.30am,10.00am,12.30pm and 3.00pm
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ATC African Travel Concept
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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