Dolphin watching excursions in Plettenberg Bay
Dolphin watching excursions in Plettenberg Bay
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Afrikaans
  • Duration
    2 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

During the summer months, the boats of Ocean Blue Adventures travel around the Bay in search of a wide variety of potential sightings. This is a great activity for everyone to enjoy the marine life that can be found in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

The experienced instructors with an indisputable respect to the marine mammals contribute significantly to the preservation of these magnificent creatures' natural habitat. This activity is ideal to admire the beauty of the dolphins! 

Views of graceful bottlenose dolphins diving in and out of the waves, visits of the large cape fur seal colony, pelagic and coastal birds sightings and the experience of being in the middle of group of feeding common dolphins could all be a part of your summer dolphin tour in Plettenberg bay. You may have the opportunity to see the rare Humpback Dolphins or an elusive Bryde’s whale found in only certain areas of the South African coastline, and both part of important research projects in the Bay.

Book your tickets now and come closer to the simplicity of the marine life! 

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

- A 2-hour tour with refreshment drinks included to take a closer look at dolphins and seals

- All tours and marine mammals are conducted strictly according to current regulations and conservation guidelines


The Ecological adventure leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock.

There you usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species.

From Arch Rock you will head into the middle of the Bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. Out there, you might see the resident Bryde’s whales, as well as Common dolphins or Southern Right and Humpback whales during their season.

You will then cross the Bay up to Robberg Peninsula and out to the Wild side, often seeing groups of whales and pods of dolphins.
Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, we see the unique geology from this unusual viewpoint and can observe our growing Cape Fur Seal Colony.

In the end, you will head back along the Robberg beach, while listening to a brief rundown on the history of the area. After passing by the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, the tour ends with an exhilarating landing, again on Central Beach.

Special terms

Do wear warm clothes and a wind breaker as it gets chilly out in the ocean.

  • Refreshment drinks on board
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Your photo camera
  • Sunglasses
Meeting point
Central Beach Road, Plettenberg Bay Get directions
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