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OCEAN SAFARIS - PERMITTED WHALE, DOLPHIN, SEAL WATCHING IN PLETTENBERG BAY, GARDEN ROUTE, WESTERN CAPE
Ocean Safaris has been exploring the bay since 1997, we are an owner run business which lets the wildlife and weather shape your journey. Our location is a natural magnet to visitors from near and far, both human and aquatic. Our bay is protected from most prevailing sea and weather conditions by the spectacular Robberg Peninsula. This means that we can go to sea more frequently than any other operator in the country.
We are a legally permitted boat based whale, dolphin and seal watching company in Plettenberg Bay. Close encounter marine tours and a variety of Dolphin discovery tours are on offer. Private charters, specialised tours, group tours & school groups also available on request.
Ocean Safaris adhere to all Fair Trade criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing, fair operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and environment. By electing to use our services, tourists are assured that their travel benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
We are proud owners of one of a few whale watching permits allocated country wide and are also licensed by the South African Boat-Based Whale Watching Association (SABBWWA) to conduct marine mammal encounters in Plettenberg Bay.
With Ocean Safaris, you can be assured of an exclusive, legal and environmentally sensitive encounter with our magical marine co-habitants.
OCEAN SAFARIS SIGHTINGS
Southern Right Whales | Humpback Whales | Brydes Whales | Bottlenose Dolphins | Humpback Dolphins | Common Dolphins | Seal Colony | Seabirds
Plettenberg Bay is one of the few coastlines in South Africa that has the possibility of sighting Whales throughout the year thanks to our resident Brydes Whales. Official whale watching season runs from July to November in Plettenberg Bay and this is the best time of the year to go whale watching and view Southern Right and Humpback Whales in South Africa, particularly Plettenberg Bay.
The best time to view dolphins in Plettenberg Bay is the summer months although we do sight dolphins during the winter months too. We have 3 types of dolphins that visit our coast: Bottlenose dolphins, Humpback Dolphins and Common Dolphins.
Besides whales and dolphins, Plettenberg Bay - Garden Route has an ever growing Cape Fur Seal poplation on Robberg Peninsula where these little creatures entertain our guests with their cute antics.
Our bay is full of surprises and we never know from trip to trip what marine animal may pop in for a visit. We have had sightings of turtles, penguins, sunfish, Orca's, Cape Clawless Otters not to mention the array of pelagic birds (seabirds).