Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town | La Vacanza Travel

Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 10 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

We operate from Gansbaai around the world-famous Dyer Island where you might be so fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s Whales, various shark species, the Cape fur seal (around 60 000 on Geyser Rock), the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The area is also home to a wide variety of seabirds.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Dyer Island Cruises, 5 Geelbek Street, Overstrand 7220 South Africa

Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world-famous Dyer Island where you might be fortunate enough to see the Marine Big 5: Southern Right / Humpback / Bryde’s Whales, Great White Sharks around the renowned Shark Alley, Cape Fur Seals, the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The are is also home to a variety of seabirds. Our Southern Right Whale Season is normally from June – December, but for the rest of the year we occasionally see Humpback and Bryde’s whales in the area. We have an on-board Marine biologist and experienced crew who promise and educational, life-changing experience.
Upon arrival at the Great White House, coffee/tea and muffins are served while listening to a dedicated safety and conservation briefing. We provide safety jackets and wet weather gear. After a short walk to the harbour we board custom deigned vessel, Dream Catcher and the adventure will commence. After the trip on sea, guests return to the Great White House for soup and bread followed by a debriefing. Quality trip footage can be bought, and you will receive a downloadable link.
A free visit to the African Penguin and Seabirds Sanctuary is also included. Dyer Island Cruises supports The Dyer Island Conservation Trust under which we have a number of conservation and community projects. Please be assured that Your choice makes a difference by booking with us and help to fulfil our dream to Discover & Protect.
If you make use of our dedicated shuttle, we will stop in the beautiful Hermanus. Here you can explore the walkway and curio craft market or have a snack to eat, before heading back to Cape Town.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great White House Restaurant - Gansbaai, 5 Geelbek St, Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa

Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world-famous Dyer Island where you might be fortunate enough to see the Marine Big 5: Southern Right / Humpback / Bryde’s Whales, Great White Sharks around the renowned Shark Alley, Cape Fur Seals, the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The are is also home to a variety of seabirds. Our Southern Right Whale Season is normally from June – December, but for the rest of the year we occasionally see Humpback and Bryde’s whales in the area. We have an on-board Marine biologist and experienced crew who promise and educational, life-changing experience.
Upon arrival at the Great White House, coffee/tea and muffins are served while listening to a dedicated safety and conservation briefing. We provide safety jackets and wet weather gear. After a short walk to the harbour we board custom deigned vessel, Dream Catcher and the adventure will commence. After the trip on sea, guests return to the Great White House for soup and bread followed by a debriefing. Quality trip footage can be bought, and you will receive a downloadable link.
A free visit to the African Penguin and Seabirds Sanctuary is also included. Dyer Island Cruises supports The Dyer Island Conservation Trust under which we have a number of conservation and community projects. Please be assured that Your choice makes a difference by booking with us and help to fulfil our dream to Discover & Protect.
If you make use of our dedicated shuttle, we will stop in the beautiful Hermanus. Here you can explore the walkway and curio craft market or have a snack to eat, before heading back to Cape Town.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Geelbek Street Van Dyks Bay, Overstrand 7220 South Africa

The African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) serves as a custom-designed, world class, marine bird rehabilitation centre in the Overstrand area. We provide temporary rehabilitative care to diseased, displaced, injured, oiled and abandoned marine birds with special focus on the endangered African Penguin. Marine bird rescue, rehabilitation and release form part of the conservation management plan to conserve and maintain African Penguin populations, and other seabirds. Through continued research, education and awareness programmes, we aim to mitigate human impacts on our colonies

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee/tea and muffins on arrival
  • Warm soup and bread after the trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Inflatable life-jackets and wet weather gear
  • Professional guide
  • Free visit to our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dyer Island Cruises

Exclusions
  • Trip footage available for purchase after the trip
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible, we can accommodate 3 wheelchairs per trip. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Excellent crew - one crew member to look after 3-4 guests.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the Conservation Fee is compulsory.
  • This tour is 2 to 2.5 hours, excluding your travel and briefing time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from hotels, guesthouses, backpackers, vacation rentals, AirBnB's and any other points within Cape Town city centre. Please confirm your pickup address and we will let you know if it is possible. Please note that the tour departure time you select is not your pick-up time, but the actual time the boat leaves.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours


User's Reviews

ANN_M

23 Feb, 2024

Had a great time saw plenty of marine life and the guide and crew on board where excellent . nice buffett on return and driver to and from the plae was excellent a great day out

Jane_K

19 Feb, 2024

Let me start by saying it was a THREE hour drive from Capetown. The pick up was prompt and the van comfortable but it was a THREE hour drive from CapeTown. They offered muffins and coffee on arrival and pasta/cheese and salad for lunch. Staff was friendly and it was handled efficiently once we were there. Spent TWO hours on boat and saw penguins, many seabirds, seals, and several sharks that were chummed to the surface for shark cage boat while we looked on. Saw one hammer head shark off on her own near surface. We saw one whale in February- off season for them. No dolphins. Naturalist seemed knowledgeable but hard to hear. So OK trip but did I mention it was SIX hours in van? May have done it anyway but would be nice to be aware ahead of time

suddhasatwa_R

07 Jan, 2024

If you want see sharks take this tour operators 99 percent chance you can see sharks Really I remember this trip

Darek_Tar_IE

07 Jan, 2024

Experience was average. Well organised, but no dolphins or whales. It should be advertise more precisely. Like ... maybe you will be extremely lucky and you'll have a chance see a whale(s) or dolphins, but highly unlikely. Great white shark - no chance - twice every 10 year if you are working as staff.

Andrei_K

12 Dec, 2023

I book the trip and read the explanation. I expect that I will have amazing trip and day. However - it was not so good as i expect. It takes about 8-9 hours, however 5 of them was the road. We were picked up in Cape-Town and have 2,5 hour of transfer to the point. after that we have about 1,5 hours lecture about the penguins etc and only 2 hours of boat ride. It was nice. we see birds, penguins and seals. However - it was possible to have the same from Cape Town and do not loose 5 hours. I have been in Cape Town for 3 days and i does not expect that i will loose 5 hours for the road. The hospital of penguins was interesting but takes about 10 minutes.

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A trip one should not miss

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Well worth doing

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Amazing experience.

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An excellent way to spend a morning

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One of the highlights of our trip to SA

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Cape whale watching

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Incredible

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BEST WHALE WATCHING

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A full adventure!

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Great experience

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A Great, Different Kind of Safari!

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Beautiful creatures viewed with knowledge and respect.

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Great whale sightings, but rough waters

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Worth the day out

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Fantastic safari

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An amazing trip to see the big 5

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Amazing experience !

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We saw two of the 5, seasons matter

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Shark Cage Diving Experience

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