Plettenberg Bay
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  • Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Boat Cruise

    1. Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Boat Cruise

    Start your 2-hour adventure with an adrenaline beach launch into the sea on a 400 horsepower speedboat. The purpose-built cat style boat has been designed to conquer the ocean without compromising on safety or comfort. Knowledgeable guides and skippers will treat you to close encounters with some of the whales that visit the shores during the months of June to November. You could be graced with sightings of the Southern Right Whale in the Bay or Humpback Whales travelling along the coastline. You may experience the joy of seeing them breach or even view a mother and calf as they enjoy the safety the bay offers. Take a closer look at a vast seal colony and the many pelagic and coastal birds. Other possible sightings include sharks, big fish, penguins, and octopus in their natural habitat.

  • Plettenberg Bay: Dolphin and Marine Tour

    2. Plettenberg Bay: Dolphin and Marine Tour

    Arrive at the marina in Plettenberg bay where you will board the boat. Prior to departure, get equipped with life-jackets (and ponchos, if necessary) then listen to a short safety briefing. Once passengers have boarded their boat, begin the trip with an exciting beach launch through the surf. While the routes may vary, depending on weather, animal distribution and sea conditions, the typical trip runs as follows: First, head East past the bird sanctuary and make your way along Keurbooms Beach towards Arch Rock. Along this stretch,  encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock, cross the bay where you might see pelagic seabirds which are normally found some 7km from the shore. Keep your eyes peeled for Bryde’s Whales as well as Common Dolphins. Having crossed to the point of Robberg Peninsula, venture out to the Wild side...

  • Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Excursion

    3. Plettenberg Bay: Whale Watching Excursion

    Depart from Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay with an exciting beach launch. Sail eastwards past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms Beach to Arch Rock. Here, you may see Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock, head out into the middle of the bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found about 7 kilometers from the shore. Try to spot the resident Bryde’s whales and common dolphins or Southern Right and Humpback whales during their breeding season. Then, travel towards the Robberg Peninsula and try to spot groups of whales and pods of dolphins. Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, admire the unique geology of the region and observe the growing Cape Fur Seal colony. Finally, sail back along the Robberg Beach, and learn about the history of the area. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an origina...

  • Tenikwa: 2-Night Nature Experience

    4. Tenikwa: 2-Night Nature Experience

    Explore the nature and wildlife at the Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Center in Plettenburg Bay on this 2-night experience. Enjoy on-site lodging, homemade South African meals, and guided tours to discover the local animals and environment. On arrival and check-in, get welcomed to the center and taken on a brief orientation before being shown your accommodation and allowed to settle in. Meet your host for afternoon cocktails as you relax on the deck overlooking the cheetahs. Dinner is served from the lapa (courtyard), where you will taste traditional South African homecooked fare, some of which is prepared from the veggie garden. After dinner, relax by the fire before heading to bed. As you awaken, hear the early calling of the birds and lions. Enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee served with your breakfast. After breakfast, enjoy free time to relax and see the grounds of the l...

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Wish we could do this more often. Lovely experience...