Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in The Overberg

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Join the team for what will undoubtedly be a memorable 2 hour Big 5 Sea Safari. The goal is to target Walker Bays Big 5, Whales, Dolphin, Seals, Penguin and Marine Birds.
You depart from the harbour 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, you then set course and head out into the middle of the bay in search of the Big 5.Bottlenose Dolphin are often seen on these trips and if you are lucky enough to encounter a school this is the time to grab the zoom lens as Dolphins love to entertain and it’s a photographer’s paradise.On your return to Gansbaai harbour you'll pay more attention to Danger point, this is often where you'll find the resident Bryde's whales of the area.Bryde’s whales are hunters and feed on wide variety of fish, mackerel is common to the waters as well as planktonic, crustaceans, and cephalopods. Bryde's whales have an upright, falcate dorsal fin that is up to 46.25 cm (18.21 in) in height, averages 34.4 cm (13.5 in), and is usually between 30 and 37.5 cm (11.8 and 14.8 in). It is often frayed or ragged along its rear margin and located about two-thirds of the way along the back.On your journey your crew will educate you on all aspects of marine life, with a qualifying Marine Biologist and a Skipper with over 15 years experience there is a wealth of knowledge for you to tap. Finally you must not forget the past, Danger Point is also famous as this 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, this Big 5 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 switch to a Walker Bay Big 5 Safari as we must respect this stretch of water.Big 5 Sunset Sea Safari – Cheese & Wine Trip** All the above with complimentary cheese and wine **Admire the beautiful coastline, spot the local Oceans big 5 while you sit back and sample a selection of locally produced fine cheese and wine.Enjoy sampling a platter of cheese produced by the Klein River cheese factory. The factory can be found nestled on the banks of the Klein River, surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. They use Jersey and Ayrshire milk collected from 2 neighbouring farms to produce a selection of 13 types of cheese.Taste a selection of wine from the Raka wine estate. The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with the same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of wine making.

What’s included

  • Boat ride
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • The listed price does not include a R5 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Gratuities
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