Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

From $72.98 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Afrikaans, German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected from Swakopmund
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note, high-heeled shoes are not allowed on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

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The tour did what the offer promised. The price-performance ratio was absolutely right. The food with drinks and the promised snack with fresh oysters and champagne was great. Pelicans and sea lions on board included. Unfortunately the weather put a small damper on us, but nobody can do that. In better weather the tour would have been perfect.

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February 7, 2020

Nice cruise, well organized. It's a bit of a factory (not very spontaneous) but considering the other boats that started around, ours was the biggest and better equipped a priori. Small lunch on the nice return. Bcp of explanations but in the end little time to look for the animals really. We saw 2 dolphins in the distance, and if not especially sea lions. We are far from the big 5 announced, but we had a great time

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November 8, 2019

Die Tour entsprach unseren Erwartungen. Wir haben einen tollen Vormittag verbracht, viel Wissen wurde vermittelt, Robben, Pelikane und kleine Delfine konnten gut beobachtet werden. Unvergesslich: die Ausdauer der Pelikanen bei den Fotoshootings und die wunderschöne Babyrobbe, die uns an Bord besuchte. Die Crew war hervorragend, die Snacks sehr lecker und diese namibischen frischen Austern zusammen mit einem Glas gut gekühlten Sekt - fantastisch. Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour! Danke an das Team!

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March 31, 2020

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