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“Fantastic operator; ethical and highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Tours Namibia

Dolphin Tours Namibia
Marina, Walvis Bay, Namibia
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“Fantastic operator; ethical and highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My boyfriend surprised me with this tour during a trip to Namibia. I was a bit skeptical but came to view it as one of the highlights of our trip. The owners are extremely friendly, very open people who are exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and marine life within it.

The one incident that stood out most was when two whales were sighted unseasonably late. The other boats rushed to view them up close, but although our operator also wanted us to see it, he explained how too many boats would scare the animals, which would not be good for their health. Amazingly, he then picked out a spot he thought they would swim to in their haste to leave the crowd of boats closing in on them, and the whales ended up swimming directly to us! We were impressed by how much the owners seemed to genuinely care about the ecosystem in which they operated and took steps to protect it.

All in all, this was a great experience.

Visited November 2011
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“Best operators in Walvis bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

If you are ever in the Swakopmund area, take a drive out to Walvis Bay (about 30km from Swakopmund) and go on a dolphin and seal cruise with Dolphin Tours.

You go out in to the harbour on a luxurious catamaran where you can experience marine life first hand with a very friendly seal who comes and greets you on the boat, the pelicans and sea gulls flying with the boat and the dolphins swimming next to the boat, while relaxing and enjoying sparkling wine, drinks, snacks and fresh Namibian oysters. Whales, Mola-mola fish, leatherback turtles and numerous birds can be spotted.

Best operators in Walvis Bay, they spoilt us rotten!! Simply a must do when you’re there!!

Visited January 2011
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