Water activity

Big 5 Sea Safari Boat Ride of Gansbaai or Walker Bay

Activity provider: Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Big 5 Sea Safari Boat Ride of Gansbaai or Walker Bay

Activity provider: Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

From € 70.84 per person

Jump on board for a spectacular 2-hour Big 5 Sea Safari experience along the cliffs of De Keldar. Search for whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and marine birds.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Search for Walker Bays Big 5
  • Experience a close encounter with marine wildlife
  • Cruise next to the cliffs of De Keldar
Full description
Depart from the harbor of Gansbaai and cruise along the scenic route passing the cliffs of De Kelders and De Platt Beach.  Observe the stunning coast line, contrasting white beach's with the blue skies and chameleon waters that stretch for miles from Gansbaai to Hermanus.  Set course and head out into the middle of the bay in search of the Big 5. Bottlenose dolphins are often seen on these trips and if you are lucky enough to encounter a school, grab the zoom lens as dolphins love to entertain and it’s a photographer’s paradise. On your return to Gansbaai Harbour pay attention to the  danger point, this is often where the resident Bryde's whales are found in the area. Bryde’s whales are hunters and feed on wide variety of fish, mackerel is common to the waters as well as plankton, crustaceans and cephalopods.  On your journey your crew will educate you on all aspects of marine life, with a qualified marine biologist and a Skipper with over 15 years experience there is a wealth of knowledge available.  No trip is the same and it can never be guaranteed what you will see, but there are so many marine mammals and bird life on offer, that it's an avid photographers dream!  Danger Point is where the British iron paddle-wheel frigate HMS Birkenhead, weighing 1400 tons, was tragically lost.  This stretch of water has earned its reputation by default and the Sea Safari is dependent on the water conditions at danger point. If the water conditions for this area will not deliver a memorable experience, your trip may be moved to Walker Bay.
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat Ride
  • Professional Guide
  • R5 parking fee (payable at the time of tour check-in)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, Gansbaai Harbor, Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Product ID: 85242