Boat Based Whale Watching


Full Day – Scheduled (approximately 9 hours)


Come and meet the Ocean’s Marine Big 5 – whale, dolphin, seal, penguin and great white shark. 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 the main objective so the focus is on conservation, education, community upliftment and safety. Southern Right Whale sightings guaranteed from June – early December.


English tour guide, entrance fees applicable to itinerary.

Entrance Fees:

Whale Watching boat trip
Inflatable life jacket

Post boat trip warm drink

Tour Excludes:
General Information:

All trips are weather and tide dependent and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.


+/- 06:00 – Pick up from the hotel.


Great White House

Depart Cape Town and travel to 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. 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. You will be in awe of these mysterious creatures after a close encounter with a curious whale.


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

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Boat Based Whale Watching