Laramon Tours
Laramon Tours
4.5
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Laramon Tours came under new ownership in December 2019, and since then significant changes have been made. We offer a variety of cruises that explore the harbour area, oyster farm, and Pelican Point where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be viewed. Cheeky pelicans and inquisitive seals are bound to climb aboard the boats and provide unforgettable entertainment. Other marine life that can be seen include a variety of sea birds, dolphins, sea turtles, Mola Mola, penguins, and whales. Our most popular 3 hour Classic Marine Cruise is a must for anyone wanting a guided experience in the Bay. Tight on time? Watch the sun kiss the horizon on our 2 hour Sunset Cruise, or perhaps join our Harbour Cruise which offers a flexible departure time. All tours are weather permitting. In addition to our aforementioned cruises, we pride ourselves in being the trendsetters of 'Special Event' cruises - these include live music events, themed events, and more. We promise you an unforgettable experience!
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Wisbech, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The crew of the Libertina delivered an outstanding level of entertainment, hospitality and local knowledge during the 3 hour cruise. We saw seals, pelicans, flamingoes, hump backed whales and dolphins, accompanied by an engaging and informative commentary. "Fizz" and freshly opened oysters, plus an excellent snack lunch, added to our enjoyment. A first class experience.
Written September 21, 2022
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Hi Jill, thank you for choosing Laramon Tours, we look forward to seeing you again.
Written January 17, 2023
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Makai7
Florida125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We did the seals and pelicans tour (arranged by RSSC). It was fabulous. The gentlemen running the tour and the catamaran were professional, personable, and funny! We were entertained and saw plenty of wildlife.
Unexpected were the constant offers of beverages (sherry, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, sparkling wine), a huge selection of snacks on the way back to the pier, oysters freshly shucked! Did I say oysters?! Yes, plenty of local Wallis bay oysters! And dessert.

It was a fabulous afternoon. Couldn’t ask for any better.

We were happy to tip, it was well deserved. If I ever was back in Namibia, I would do it again!
Written February 1, 2023
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Marna K
Tsumeb, Namibia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
My daughter and I did the cayak trip on 26 December. The whole experience was fantastic! My daughter was squealing in delight at the seals jumping and splashing all around us. The guide, Pieter, was super nice, very knowledgeable and made sure we had an unforgettable experience. His colleague, Thomas, assisted us with anything we needed. The gear was in excellent condition and the light meal we were offered on the beach was really good. Thank you for a beautiful day out on the water!
Written December 28, 2022
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Hi Marna, we are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for the positive review.
Written January 17, 2023
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ensignlee
Houston, TX13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic customer service. Even better kayak experience - unforgettable really.

This is a new tour AFAIK, and Johnathan, Jackie, and Thomas were amazing at it.

I loved the experience with the seals, the freedom to kayak amongst them made the tour so much fun. And I felt safe and comfortable the whole time.

Can't recommend Laramom Tours enough. My only regret now is that I didn't book more things with them before I left.

P.S. It is also the ONLY kayak tour AFAIK thay will pick you up on Swakopmund. The others require you to have your own transport down to Walvis Bay, which is hard without a car from Swakopmund.
Written September 28, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!
Written January 17, 2023
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LadyT165
Centurion, South Africa96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Touring Namibia is not always fun....this year it is the worst drought in 30 years! We drove on dirt roads most the time, but to see the sea again was soooo nice. So we decided to take a trip on the sea...what a wonderful experience! We were picked up from our home and transported to the ha our - we stayed in Swakopmund. After a short briefing we took of on our trip...what to see and hear and feel?! Not a minute to soon the pelicans came flying in and landed like skiers next to the boat.....beautiful, graceful and so pretty! They had some fish and took off again....then the seagul came down and sat on the engin while we drove on...his name is....Nelson! LOL. We then stopped at the oyster farm and drove on to the old wreck and the lighthouse. The dolphins joined us just as we returned from the deep sea. They played hide and seek with us but we could enjoy their jumps around the boat. Then people got off at the lighthouse and we proceeded to the harbor again. Just when we thought no seals want to join our party....Frosty came to the rescue! And he did a good job....they were fed by previous charters and did not want any food but he took the fish in his mouth for us to take a picture and put it down after that and waddled back to the side of the boat, but we wanted to touch him and as we start to rub his coat he stopped and waited untill we were done and dive back into the sea! What a champ he is! We also received oysters and snacks with champagne onboard! A wonderful experience enjoyed by all! Well done! We are telling everybody about Laramon tours!
Written September 1, 2013
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Angelfish1977
London, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
We went for the morning cruise out into the bay. We couldn't fault Laramon Tours. Pick up on time from Swakopmund and an easy drive to the pier, stopping en route to pick up the fresh oysters for our trip.

We were initially concerned when we saw a huge number of people waiting at the pier. These quickly disappeared when it became clear that 3 boats were being used. The catamaran was amazing - it seemed very new and was clean, comfortable and, most importantly, not crammed full of people. As part of a group of photographers, the space to move around the boat to take pictures was so appreciated.

A seal jumped onto the back of the boat within 10 minutes of leaving. Another one followed not long after and then two of the boats lined up side by side and sped off in sync so that the seal would "surf" between the two boats.

We also saw dolphins and pelicans along the way as well as the hundreds of seals along the beach at the seal colony.

Free drinks (beer and soft drinks) were available throughout and the trip was rounded off with fresh oysters, a decent spread of food and a few glasses of bubbles - Perfect!

Great service from pick up to drop off - in particular, Jackson worked hard on the boat to ensure we were sufficiently fed and watered.

This was definitely a highlight of our trip through Namibia.
Written September 9, 2014
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Dear Angelfish1977 Thanks for your descriptive review of your tour with us. we appreciate your time and effort and hopefully will see you again someday. Kind regards Laramon Tours team
Written December 4, 2014
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traveller973
Brussels, Belgium120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I was initially a bit hesitant about this activity, but it was simply superb. The crew was excellent and we a great couple of hours out at sea including the onboard inspection by a few fur seals.

The guide was extremely knowledgeable as well as fun and the oysters were amazing.

Highly recommended!!
Written January 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations!
Written January 25, 2021
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wztzz
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This was one of the best tours of my life. The guide was excellent, going ways to show us the best of the area where the dunes meet the ocean, also a great adventure up and down 100-200m sand dunes on a 4x4. And fantastic sights of the fauna.

I would do this again without doubt when back!
Written November 24, 2019
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Good day Cruiser814362 Thank you for the very positive review of the tour with us. It makes all the effort worthwhile when we receive such good feedback from a happy client. Please contact us again when you are back in Swakopmund. Kind regards Laramon Tours Management & Team
Written November 25, 2019
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Yael N
Miami Beach, FL149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visit Swakopmund in Namibia on December 2018.
We did two tours with them the 1/2 day sandwich Harbour excursion with the guide name Ramon and had amazing tour!!! These memories will stay with me forever.
He is super educated experience and nice person and great great guide. After that experience we booked the next day the catamaran cruise, it was amazing tour.
We saw dolphins, seals, many birds, pelicans and more...
The staff was amazing and make sure you got the best!!!
They serve you amazing lunch include oysters and champagne. Thank you so much for these amazing memories!!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Written December 21, 2018
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Dear Yael N We appreciate your kind review and praise for our tours. We hope you will have many good memories for a long time still. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Regards Laramon Tours Team
Written December 22, 2018
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Dutchyvi
Rotterdam, The Netherlands53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
My three friends and i did the whole day boat and dunes tour and loved it! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any whales, but it was nice to have the dolphins race our boat. The seal island with all the noise they make was hilarious and i was impressed by the size of the pelicans!

Pickup at hotel was great, boat was clean, blankets were available and everyone was well taken care for drinks. (Sherry at 10 am anyone? 😄)

We did the dune drive with Ramon (if i recall correctly) and we had a great afternoon!
Written August 5, 2018
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Good day Dutchyvi Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate the time and positive note of it, and glad that you had a memorable day with the animals and our staff. Please hop in again sometime soon! kind regards Laramon Tours Management & Staff
Written August 6, 2018
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