Close Encounter Whale Watching

Plettenberg Bay is a popular tourist destination in South Africa and is known for its beautiful coastline, stunning beaches, and fantastic wildlife. One of the most popular things to do in Plettenberg Bay is to take an Ocean Safaris whale-watching cruise. 

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Trips depart 3 times daily. (Weather Dependent)


TH22 Long Street, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape


On board the specially designed vessels, guests will be taken on an aweinspiring ocean tour, with the chance to get up close and personal with the whales, dolphins, and other marine life. As Ocean Safaris is a proud holder of one of a few Whale Watching permits allocated countrywide, you can be sure that your experience will be both legal and environmentally sensitive.

During whale season, which runs from July to December, guests can have the unique experience of getting close to Southern Right and Humpback whales. It is also possible to spot Common, Humpback, and Bottlenose dolphins, sharks, Cape fur seals, and aquatic birds throughout the year.

The experienced crew on board the cruises will provide you with entertaining commentary and collect valuable research data on the whales and dolphins you encounter. This information is then forwarded to government research departments.

Ocean Safaris are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism and are SATSA bonded, and they offset their carbon emissions through their affiliation with the Green Ticket. So, come and join Ocean Safaris for the best “safari by far! This ocean adventure is nothing short of spectacular and will be an experience you will never forget.


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