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Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

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#1 of 10 attractions in Ponta do Ouro
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Scuba Diving in Ponta de Ouro Mozambique. Back to Basics is a family run company; made up by a few highly qualified,... more » Owner description: Scuba Diving in Ponta de Ouro Mozambique. Back to Basics is a family run company; made up by a few highly qualified, dedicated and friendly people who are extremely passionate about the ocean. We are focusing on giving you a sociable and enjoyable experience. Based in Southern Mozambique, Ponta de Ouro, 12 km from the South African border post and 120 km from Maputo. As a service we provide transport from both South Africa and Maputo. Back to Basics is offering you following activities: Scuba Diving, Scuba Courses, Ocean Safaris, Quad Bike Hire. « less
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#2 of 10 attractions in Ponta do Ouro
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Owner description: Welcome to our world, a world filled with dolphins, whales and an underwater kingdom just waiting to be explored. We invite... more » Owner description: Welcome to our world, a world filled with dolphins, whales and an underwater kingdom just waiting to be explored. We invite you to take the plunge, face your fears and experience something truly magical when coming face to face with the Dolphins of Ponta, were we experience the true essence of being wild and free!Operating within the Ponta Partial Marine Reserve, Dolphin offers boat based marine activities that includes volunteer programs, in-water encountours over multiple launches, holistic dolphin retreats and day visiter options.Our focuses is on observing dolphins in the wild whilst following the DolphinCare code of conduct allowing for dolphin friendly, non-intrusive viewing on the dolphins terms. Whales are seen regularly during season (jun to nov) whilst opportunistic sightings are had of other special species that include whale sharks, mantas and turtles (season and conditions dependent). Our programs have been created to ensure that a nurturing rather than needy approach is followed. No feeding, forcing or coaxing, just you and our dolfriends face to face in the big blue. An experience that often leaves us wondering ‘who is actually watching who’! The stuff dolphin dreams are made of! Senior crew on on-board consist of our dolphin surf skipper, a marine biologist and original founder Angie Gullan who has for almost 20 years been exploring the realms of conscious interaction between dolphin and human while dedicating her life to monitoring and befriending the population of wild indo-pacific bottlenose’s she met in the December of 94.Options are structured and are used as a data collection and educational platform that offer a special insight into the life of the wild dolphin through a program that resonates with sustainable and ethical marine mammal tourism whereby participants are actively contributing.Ponta do Ouro is situated on the southern most point of Mozambique and is easily accessible from the Kosi Bay Border  or Maputo. « less
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#3 of 10 attractions in Ponta do Ouro
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Bem Vindo!Welcome to the incredible world of The Dolphin Centre here, a moment below the surface of the ocean will remain... more » Owner description: Bem Vindo!Welcome to the incredible world of The Dolphin Centre here, a moment below the surface of the ocean will remain with you for a lifetime. We invite you to join us in observing and interacting with the amazing dolphins of Ponta.The Ponta pod is truly remarkable group of dolphins that chooses to engage in human interaction. We have an incredibly special bond with a group of wild dolphins some resident and others transient to the area, with whom we socialize and have formed some profound bonds and inter-relationships. We hope to share this magical experience with you as we dance with the dolphins of Ponta. At the Dolphin Centre we aim to deliver the best possible experience when swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Our dolphin swim programme combines a comprehensive dolphin behavioural introduction and regulated Swim Code of Conduct, created to ensure a sustainable eco-friendly approach. You can be rest assured that the best interests of both marine life and you are being catered for during your excursion.Our dolphin excursions range between 2 and 2,5 hours, with a pre-launch briefing on boat safety, marine life and responsible interactions. The trip includes snorkeling over one of our shallow reefs, in-water swim facilitation with one of our dolphin guides, and seasonal whale shark and humpback whale sightings. Dolphin in-water observations are not guaranteed due to sightings and the nature of the dolphins, and we do suggest booking more than one launch to have the opportunity to interact with our finned friends.• Launches are run daily and subject to group size and sea conditions.• Group size is limited to a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12.• Booking in advance is essential • Snorkeling gear is included.Casual Dolphin Swim (1 dolphin excursion)• Adult: R350 / 1300 Mt per person • Under 12: R300/ 1150 Mt per child• Groups 10+: Less 10%• STO: Less 10%Dolphin Tour (3 dolphin excursions)• Adult: R1000 / 3675 Mt per person• Under 12: R850 / 3125 Mt per child• Groups 10+: Less 10%• STO: Less 10 Dolphin Retreats. We invite you to come dance with the dolphins for a life-changing experience that will stay with you forever. The Ponta pod is truly special group of dolphins that chooses to engage in human interaction. Book a 3 or 4 launch trip to get the full benefit of this amazing experience! This package is run over a few days and includes dolphin interactions, marine observations, educational lectures, pre-training snorkeling, accommodation (optional) and our finned friends gift pack. We also offer various packages catering for individuals, groups, holistic retreats, corporate functions and team building.• Pre-booking essential • Three early morning excursions, one of which being an extended launch time - covering a larger area & including refreshments.• Pre-launch briefing on ecology, boat safety, marine life and responsible interactions. • Comprehensive introduction to dolphin behaviour and our code of conduct.• In-water swim facilitation from one of our dolphin guides (if required).• Pre-training snorkeling introduction (if required)• Finned Friends Gift Pack.• Full use of snorkeling gear during your stay.Dolphin Retreat 3 launch package (4 days)• Adult: R1500 / 5250 Mt per person• Under 12: R1350 / 4725 Mt per child• Groups 10+: Less 10%• STO: Less 10%Dolphin Retreat 4 launch package (5 days)• Adult: R1780 / 6230 Mt per person• Under 12: R1600 / 5600 Mt per child• Groups 10+: Less 10%• STO: Less 10%Additional Excursions• R330 / 1215 Mt per person per excursionLOCATIONOur Dolphin Centre is located adjacent to Ponta do Ouro’s main campsite. The grey double storey building before the campsite boomgate. Here you are able to book your dolphin excursion and accommodation, or browse through our collection of informative marine life literature and visual material. Credit card facilities are available both visa and master card.BOOKING POLICY for both dolphin swims and retreats!All dolphin excursions are pre-booked in advance with full payment as confirmation. Please note last minute cancellations will not be refunded, as you are liable for the pre-booked amount of people. Our Dolphin Retreat group size is a minimum of four. Make sure when making a booking that you allow for unfavourable sea conditions and give yourself an extra morning for just in case. If however weather and sea conditions do not permit us to launch, we can either re-schedule, or if this is not possible, then Dolphin Centre Management will issue a refund. Due to the Rand Meticais exchange of the bank, prices on the credit cards can vary - please confirm before making payment. 10% commission is applicable to agents and tour operators. « less
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#4 of 10 attractions in Ponta do Ouro
Owner description: BLOWING BUBBLES DIVING & Accommodation a professional family owned and run Dive operation based in the beautiful Village of... more » Owner description: BLOWING BUBBLES DIVING & Accommodation a professional family owned and run Dive operation based in the beautiful Village of Ponta do Ouro Southern Mozambique. Our love of diving plus the personal friendly service and hands-on approach makes us different. The Dive centre has large kit-up areas, warm showers, full gear hire service, air fills on site and tea/coffee facilities. Offering casual diving, dive courses, Underwater specialities such as shark diving, photography and videography Offering both luxury tented and cabana accommodations with a catered / self catered option; the camp has something to suit everyone with its large garden like boma area with fire pit, braai area and sparkling splash pool. Both the Dive centre & camp can accommodate individual divers, dive groups and dive clubs who may want to book out the entire camp. Join the growing number of loyal divers both local and international who return time and again to enjoy the special attention they receive.. « less
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#5 of 10 attractions in Ponta do Ouro
Owner description: We are a friendly owner run charter based in the southern part of Mozambique, south of Maputo in Ponta do Ouro with more than... more » Owner description: We are a friendly owner run charter based in the southern part of Mozambique, south of Maputo in Ponta do Ouro with more than 15 years experience in the area offering daily scuba diving and long distance dive charters trips to unexplored reefs, customs boat charters and packages, deep sea fishing offering daily game and bill fish deep sea fishing charters, snorkel trips and fun boat rides. « less
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