Marine Big 5 Tour Self Drive Voucher

Gansbaai

South Africa, this is for you! 40% Discount on our Marine Big 5 Tour. T's & C's Apply. Operating dates as indicated on the calendar.

Activity Description

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.

The boat, Dream Catcher, is the first boat in South Africa to be designed specifically for whale watching. It is extremely comfortable and spacious, with on board toilets, an observation deck for photography enthusiasts, PA system and even a hydrophone! Dream Catcher is 14m long and complies with all the safety regulations set out by the marine authorities.

Once you have arrived at The Great White House, you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. Passengers are fitted with comfortable life-jackets and waterproof jackets. Safety is of the utmost importance.

Whale Watching Trip length is between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions. All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is an access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony. These seals are present all year round. We will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock known as the world famous ‘Shark Alley’. We will then take you to the whale hot-spots in the bay. With over a decade of experience, not only do we know where to expect the best whale viewings, but the whales have also learned where to expect us!

We pride ourselves on being both fun and educational. Each trip is led by experienced marine biologists and guides who will share their knowledge with you, keeping emphasis on the welfare and conservation of the animal. Responsible tourism is our main objective so we focus on conservation, education, community upliftment and safety.

The boat is surveyed annually by the SA Maritime Safety Authority, conforms to its specifications and is licensed and fully insured for 50 passengers and 6 crew. Safety equipment includes first aid kit, radio and cellular phone. All clients have to sign an indemnity form on arrival before they can ride, no sign no ride.
Kids under 5 years old is free of charge.

Arrangements

ProviderDyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd
Duration2 hours
WhenIn Season :: Eco Marine Trips – 01st January to 31st May :: Whale Watching Trips –1st Jun to 31st December. Seven days a week – weather dependent.
WhereThe Great White House, where you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. We then take a 200 metre stroll down to the harbour to board.
WeatherDue to variable weather conditions the trip may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed. Time-related itineraries are dependent on tides, weather conditions and the amount of tours scheduled for a particular day.
What to WearAlways bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Comfortable shoes /takkies.
Things to BringBinoculars, camera, warm clothing.
Guests or SpectatorsAlways bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Please remember to use sunscreen. Please use anti-seasick medication well in advance if you are prone to motion sickness.

Requirements

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

InclusionsBoat Trip, tea and coffee with muffins on arrival, bottled water on board and warm soup & bread once back on land.
ExclusionsExtra beverages and snacks. Purchase of video footage R200.00

Notes

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.
Kids under 5 years old are free of charge.
Please allow enough travel time from Cape Town (3 hours) and Hermanus (1 hour). Please note that there are road works en route to Gansbaai. Waiting times are included in travel times mentioned.

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

GIFT VOUCHERS
A Gift Voucher is bought at the rate of your date of purchase.
A Gift Voucher is valid for three years from the date purchased.
A Gift Voucher is non-refundable.
A Gift Voucher is transferable.
You will receive a Gift Voucher confirmation with a Voucher Code. This code is only active once full payment is received.
**Please note that a purchased Gift Voucher is not an active booking in our system.
Use the Gift Voucher code to make a booking on the Dyer Island Cruises website via the Online Booking system.

Special note for third party bookings: If a Gift Voucher is booked by an Agent/establishment on behalf of their client, a payment link will be forwarded to the Agent/establishment. This link should be sent to the client for payment, to activate the voucher code. The client can use the voucher code to make an online booking via the Dyer Island Cruises website.

Customer Reviews

Es war eine ganze tolle und beeindruckende Tour. Danke auch fur das Video. Es ist eine schone Erinnerung. - Bernd Trenkle


The entire experience was just fantastic. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with so many friendly faces. The briefing session and trip was outstanding. The info given by Jax was fantastic and we all learnt so much. The assistance and interaction onboard the vessel was great and extremely professional. Thank you very much for this experience. - Kelly


Living in Gansbaai for more than 2 years and being on the cage diving boat already, it was just a "must do". Loved every minute of it. My husband work as a volunteer at the penquin sanctuary and I realy wanted to see where the penquins heading to once they are releazed. I will definitely recommend it and most properly do it again myself. - Annetjie Anderson


In spite of it being quite a blustery day, the trip out to Dyer Island was fun and exciting - as well as being educational. Our guide kept us informed and entertained and we enjoyed seeing the Bronze Whaler sharks and the seals on Geyser Rock. The smell from the seals was indescribable! A highlight for me was to get good sightings of Northern Giant Petrel (quite spectacular). This is a trip which I highly recommend for a few hours of good activity and entertainment. Also very well organised by efficient staff (not forgetting the charming Luca). - Michael Kokot


In all it was a pleasant and peaceful experience. Staff were pleasant. Presentation was informative. - Sharlene Duncan





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