1. Namibia
  2. Erongo
  3. Swakopmund

Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

Product ID: 227668
See gallery
Sail out on a catamaran and try to spot the ocean’s “Big 5”: whales, dolphins, mola mola, leatherback turtles and seals. Enjoy a relaxing morning at sea including refreshments and snacks.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans, German
Wheelchair accessible

Select participants, date, and language:



  • Sail out into the bay and relax on a luxury catamarans
  • Take in panoramic views of the Pelican Point peninsula
  • Spot Bottlenose, Heaviside's and Dusky dolphins, as well as Mola Molas and Leatherback Turtles
  • See larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales (from July to November)
Full description
Begin your dolphin and whale spotting expedition by checking in at Walvis Bay Waterfront at 8:30 am. Depart from the Jetty between 8:45 - 9 am. From there you’ll begin your search for Namibia’s marine Big 5. Sip a hot coffee or tea as you approach Pelican Point. Admire its landmark lighthouse and see the 60,000 cape fur seals who live there.

If visiting in-season ( from July to November), you'll be able to spot large sea mammals including the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whale. If you’re lucky, you may be able to see a gray whale or a pygmy right whale. Observe different species of dolphins including bottlenose, Heaviside's, and dusky dolphins. Keep a lookout for mola molas and leatherback turtles.

As you make your expedition, you’ll encounter a variety of seabirds including kelp gulls, Hartlaub’s gulls, and cape cormorant.

On the return journey, cruise past ships and oilrigs docked in the bay. As you make your way back, enjoy fresh oysters, sparkling wine, savory snacks, and desserts alongside light drinks and water. You’ll return to the waterfront at 12:30 pm. 
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Oysters and sparkling wine
  • A light lunch of savory and sweet snacks
  • Cool drinks, water, and beer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected from Swakopmund

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for the blue building close to the Jetty at the Walvis Waterfront for the Catamaran Charters check-in.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, high-heeled shoes are not allowed on this tour.

From US$ 73.05 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 44 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Catamaran Charters

Product ID: 227668