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ECO MARINE TRIP: Operates from December to June

We go out in search of dolphins (there is a chance to see 3 species), and whales (Brydes Whales) and see what other animals may be visiting the bay during the trip. We still experience sightings of Humpback Whales throughout December and have even spotted some Southern Right Whales.

Adults: R450 per person.
Children u/12 years: R250
Children u/4 years: Free of charge

WHALE WATCHING TRIP: Operates from July to December.

Our primary sightings during this time of the year are the Southern Right and Humpback Whales. Although the dolphins are more frequent during the summer months, there is always a chance to see them in our bay.

Adults: R700
Children u/12 years: R400
Children u/4 years: Free of charge


We are legally permitted to conduct close encounter experiences !!!!

Exploring the bay for over 10 years, Ocean Safaris, a family run business, lets the wildlife and weather shape your journey, giving you a unique opportunity to see some of the ocean’s largest and most mysterious inhabitants in their natural environment.

What do I bring along?

Yourself, your family and your friends. There is no particular dress, we suggest you wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring along a jacket. Sun screen, hat and sunglasses are also good items to pack. Camera’s and other gadgets are allowed on board at your own risk.

What will I be doing?

Exploring the coastline and rich waters in and around our bay, searching for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds and more. Come on a voyage of discovery as you search for Plettenberg Bays majestic creatures of the deep.

What will I see?

Our climate is changing and these changes seem to be affecting our marine life, in particular the Southern Rights. Over the past two years, sightings of Southern Right whales have dropped, but we see more Brydes and Humpbacks than before. Our dolphin sightings are awesome and include the playful Bottlenose, energetic Commons and the highly endangered Humpbacked dolphins. A variety of sea birds are sighted as well as the ever growing Cape Fur seal population. We see many different animals that come into our bay to say hello. Particular species cannot be guaranteed as these animals are being viewed in their natural environment but times of year can depict their occurrence. This is a true “seafari” and every one is different, you never know what you will find ….

How will I know what to look for?

Highly qualified and experienced marine guides aboard will guide you through the different species you are likely to encounter, showing you how to identify them and where to look. They will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, talk about the history, geology and wildlife during your adventure!

What about the boats?

Ocean Safaris boats are inspected regularly by the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

With over 10 years of experience operating marine tours in the area ensures we have the right vessel and equipment to help guarantee your safety on every tour.

Where is ocean safaris?

Central Beach , Plettenberg bay 
Due to limited numbers, all trips require prior booking. Don’t miss your place!
Please note all cruises are weather dependent and at skipper’s discretion