Ocean Safaris

Ocean Safaris Plettenberg Bay

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Ocean Safaris operates in Plettenberg Bay one of South Africa’s most diverse bays.

Attractions and Activities In Plettenberg Bay

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Plettenberg Bay is a well-known holiday destination and offer a variety of attractions and activities including Whale and dolphin watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching in the Garden Route

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Ocean Safaris in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route offer two different types of Dolphin and Whale watching cruises: DISCOVERY CRUISES and PREMIUM CRUISES (Close Encounter).   The tour begins with a unique dry launch into the surf zone and ends with a ride straight back onto the beach….

Close Encounter Whale Watching in Plettenberg Bay

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PREMIUM cruises are ‘CLOSE ENCOUNTER’ tours.  These are conducted on the permitted whale watching vessel “Fatboy”.  This permit allows the licenced boat to approach whales up to 50 m.   The whales may then move closer if they wish….

Discovery Whale Watching Cruises in Plett
The DISCOVERY whale watching cruises at Ocean Safaris in Plett are run on boats which do not hold permits and are legally obliged to stay 300 meters from whales.

Garden Route Whale Season

‘Official’ whale season in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, based on the presence of Southern Right Whales along our coastline, runs between July and November… however, we are fortunate to have Humpback Whales between April and January.  Bryde’s whales are seen along our coastline ALL year round

Ocean Safaris Cruise Times

Ocean Safaris boats operate 3 times a day. Generally cruise times are 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.30pm, but we ask you to confirm this with each booking, as times do change according to weather patterns. There is adequate space on our vessels for each passenger to bring a bag and/or camera bag.