Water activity

Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Boat Cruise

Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Ocean Safaris Garden Route
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From US$ 51.53 per person

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Take a 2-hour whale-watching adventure along the Plettenberg Bay coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Experience the sight of whales in their natural environment
  • Encounter a variety of ocean life such as dolphins, seals, and seabirds
  • Explore South Africa's whale coastline
Full description
Start your 2-hour adventure with an adrenaline beach launch into the sea on a 400 horsepower speedboat. The purpose-built cat style boat has been designed to conquer the ocean without compromising on safety or comfort. Knowledgeable guides and skippers will treat you to close encounters with some of the whales that visit the shores during the months of June to November. You could be graced with sightings of the Southern Right Whale in the Bay or Humpback Whales travelling along the coastline. You may experience the joy of seeing them breach or even view a mother and calf as they enjoy the safety the bay offers. Take a closer look at a vast seal colony and the many pelagic and coastal birds. Other possible sightings include sharks, big fish, penguins, and octopus in their natural habitat.
  • Bottled water
  • Snack pack
  • Life jacket and rain jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Ocean Safaris, Hopwood St, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Ashwin and PK made sure we saw as much as we could and it was amazing! We saw seals and hundreds (maybe) of dolphins in the 9am session but the whales were being elusive. Our group was offered another trip that day or the next for free, and many of us took the 2pm option and were successful!! We saw two or three humpbacks in the afternoon as well as some rather loud seals on the way back to base. An outstanding experience that I would thoroughly recommend. I would strongly suggest opting for an early trip then, if no whales appear, you have the option of doing it again.

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August 7, 2022

Good boat. Good weather. Good guides. Saw some whale families and sharks, seals and penguins. Worth the effort and money.

October 11, 2022

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 298820