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Ocean Safaris

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Hopwood St, Central Beach | Under the stairs next to Pam Golding, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 784 5729
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Experience of a lifetime

Excellent choice went for the tour with my 2 boys. The reception is so welcoming they make you feel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Faith R C
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Fantastic service, amazing safari

We are a family of four, two adults and two girls(10 and 11 years old). We had Marlon as our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trinevos
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Sandnes, Norway
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Ocean safaris whale and dolphin watching We are legally permitted to conduct close encounter experiences !!!! Exploring the bay for over 10 years, Ocean Safaris, a family run business, lets the wildlife and weather shape your journey, giving you a unique opportunity to see some of the ocean’s largest and most mysterious inhabitants in their natural environment.We are fair trade and green ticket accredited. What do I bring along? Yourself, your family and your friends. There is no particular dress, we suggest you wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring along a jacket. Sun screen, hat and sunglasses are also good items to pack. Camera’s and other gadgets are allowed on board at your own risk. What will I be doing? Exploring the coastline and rich waters in and around our bay, searching for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds and more. Come on a voyage of discovery as you search for Plettenberg Bays majestic creatures of the deep. What will I see? Our climate is changing and these changes seem to be affecting our marine life, in particular the Southern Rights. Over the past two years, sightings of Southern Right whales have dropped, but we see more Brydes and Humpbacks than before. Our dolphin sightings are awesome and include the playful Bottlenose, energetic Commons and the highly endangered Humpbacked dolphins. A variety of sea birds are sighted as well as the ever growing Cape Fur seal population. We see many different animals that come into our bay to say hello. Particular species cannot be guaranteed as these animals are being viewed in their natural environment but times of year can depict their occurrence. This is a true “seafari” and every one is different, you never know what you will find …. How will I know what to look for? Highly qualified and experienced marine guides aboard will guide you through the different species you are likely to encounter, showing you how to identify them and where to look. They will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, talk about the history, geology and wildlife during your adventure! What about the boats? Ocean Safaris boats are inspected regularly by the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). With over 10 years of experience operating marine tours in the area ensures we have the right vessel and equipment to help guarantee your safety on every tour. Where is ocean safaris? Milkwood Centre, Hopwood Street, Central Beach , Plettenberg bay GPS: 23° 23.344' E 34° 03.354' S Due to limited numbers, all trips require prior booking. Don’t miss your place! Please note all cruises are weather dependent and at skipper’s discretion an alternative vessel may be used at times These cruises get you as close as legally possible to unforgettable encounters with whales, dolphins and seals at work and play.
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Hopwood St, Central Beach | Under the stairs next to Pam Golding, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 82 784 5729
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent choice went for the tour with my 2 boys. The reception is so welcoming they make you feel so comfortable. Marlon the skipper is so informative he has answers for the questions and has a good history of all the activities in the shore...More

Thank Faith R C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of four, two adults and two girls(10 and 11 years old). We had Marlon as our guide and he was awesome! We saw three great white sharks, thousands of seals and four humpback whales. Marlon was very knowledgeable and answered all...More

Thank trinevos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 6 on a family trip. For 885 rands, the "experience" definitely was not worth paying that much for. All in sight were seals. No whales at all, no dolphins either. Zero. The weather was ideal though.. Sunny and perfect. Otherwise, the main objective...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Spontaneous morning trip ! Approached on the beach by friendly staff ... They let us pay after the trip cause we were late ! Very insightful and knowledgeable! Experienced crew on board willing to give the best experience possible while respecting the wildlife... Amazing experience...More

Thank TrentRoux
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We chose this safari as part of our holiday in Plettenburg. We were briefed about the trip, put on life jackets and were told that there was an enormous pod of dolphins off shore. These hadn't been viewed for some months and we had a...More

Thank BiscuitHampshire
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Went on a dolphin and whale watching trip! Saw common and bottle use dolphins and humpback whales. Was quite simply incredible. Highly recommend

1  Thank angelsweets_80
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours whale watching. We were very lucky and saw at least 6 whales.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Breath-taking! This was the highlight of our trip. We initially tried to see whales in Hermanus but it was cancelled last minute because the ocean was too choppy and people were getting sea-sick. They recommended that we try out Ocean Safaris in Plett since we...More

Thank Carey Y
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

All I can say, amazing experience!!! I have been now 3 times with Ocean Adventure for Whale watching, and every time it was a highlight again. Melvin, and his colleague really know what they are doing. One can see 16 years of combined experience. If...More

1  Thank GuidoCoza
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This 90 minute trip was full of excitement. We saw Southern Right whales as well as Humpback whales - mothers with calves. We also got fleeting glimpses of bottle-nosed dolphins. The staff was knowledgeable and efficient. They ensured the trip was a lot of fun,...More

1  Thank nikpur
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Mikael S
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I'm quite late but they have two morning safaris, one at 9.00am and other at 12pm Sorry for the late reply.
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