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Plettenberg Bay: Dolphin and Marine Tour

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ToursNature & AdventureNature & PanoramaBirdwatchingCruises & Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingWater SportsBoats & YachtsMarine LifeNature Reserve

Explore the vast coastline of Plettenberg Bay and the Robberg Peninsula on a dolphin and marine life sighting boat tour. Observe wildlife including Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species.

Highlights

  • Observe Bottlenose and rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species
  • Marvel at the unique geology of Robberg Peninsula
  • See the ever growing Cape Fur Seal Colony

Description

Arrive at the marina in Plettenberg bay where you will board the boat. Prior to departure, get equipped with life-jackets (and ponchos, if necessary) then listen to a short safety briefing. Once passengers have boarded their boat, begin the trip with an exciting beach launch through the surf. While the routes may vary, depending on weather, animal distribution and sea conditions, the typical trip runs as follows: First, head East past the bird sanctuary and make your way along Keurbooms Beach towards Arch Rock. Along this stretch,  encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock, cross the bay where you might see pelagic seabirds which are normally found some 7km from the shore. Keep your eyes peeled for Bryde’s Whales as well as Common Dolphins. Having crossed to the point of Robberg Peninsula, venture out to the Wild side, occasionally seeing groups of whales and pods of dolphins. After this, cruise back along the inside of Robberg to see the unique geology from an unusual perspective. Also, observe the growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. At certain times of the year, it is also possible to see numerous Great White Sharks, which frequent the area. Finally, head back along Robberg Beach as you listen to a brief run-down on the history of the area. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, conclude the tour with an exhilarating James Bond-style landing on Central Beach.

Includes

Bottled water and fruit
Hotel pickup and drop-off Other food and drinks Gratuities Images and footage

Important Information

  • • This tour is weather permitting

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