Boat Based Whale Watching
- Tour Price = R900
- Duration = 2 to 3 hours
- Included = Life Jackets
- Bring: Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Camera
Dyer Island Cruises operates from Gansbaai.
We offer exciting and informative eco-tours around Dyer Island all year (excluding May), and between July and December we combine the Island experience with boat- based whale watching.
Our whale watching trips are considered not just magical but rewarding too, and are sure to capture everyone’s imagination. We can guarantee Southern right whale sightings between July and December. We also operate great white shark cage diving tours with Marine Dynamics. Join our team to experience both the whales and the sharks that have made Dyer Island world famous.All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai.
Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is completely protected for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony. These seals are also present all year round.
The channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock is the now world renowned Shark Alley. This channel is part of our trip. On our whale watching and Dyer Island trips we also see: Great white sharks, Bryde’s whales, Humpback whales, Southern giant petrels, Cape gannets and Dolphins. We pride ourselves on being both fun and educational.
Each trip is led by experienced marine guides who will share their knowledge with you, keeping emphasis on the welfare and conservation of the animal. Responsible tourism is our main objective so we focus on conservation, education, community upliftment and safety.