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Dyer Island Cruises

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5 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town
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"Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized 5-star boat based whale watching company operating in Kleinbaai, WC, South Africa. Our exclusive tours of a maximum 24 passengers offers everyone the same experience of personalized service, exceptional views, and only the best.Our team of guides/skippers/marine biologists is unique to whale watching in South Africa. Our vessel, Whale Whisperer, is custom built for boat based whale watching and superior in safety and comfort. We pride ourselves in our passion for conservation as well as customer service. And we also live by our boat's motto: "Life - an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved!"
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5 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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"whale watching trip"
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"eco tour"
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"southern right whales"
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"cape fur seals"
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"white shark"
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"see whales"
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"soup"
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"great white house"
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"african penguins"
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"marine life"
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"whale season"
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"seal colony"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

May is off season for whales but wanted to go out and see the marine life. In fact we did see 3 whales which were early. A load of lovely penguins and hundreds of cape seals. The scenery was stunning. However the staff and crew...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Cruise with Dyer Island Cruises was amazing. I brought 5 guests with me and because of the wonderful services and experience they have made conservation their priority. The staff are wonderful and make everyone comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and understanding and respect for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The marine safari consisted of a trip from the Kleinbaai harbour to Dyer island, and through Shark Alley. We saw many seals, a large great white shark, and lots of sea birds. We also spotted penguins on and near the island. The staff on board...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well organised, extremely insightful experience. An excellent team insured we were comfortable while sharing their passion for marine life and conservation thereof. I felt so inspired to be more involved in conserving our precious marine life. Definitely worth it! 👌🏻

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DyerIslandCruises, Online Community Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dalinca v We always tell our guests, "Your choice makes a difference" and it is very clear you understand that by joining Dyer Island Cruises you contribute to our conservation efforts. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Cheers Team DIC

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did it with our two kids and it was fantastic. Kids under 5 are free! We say dolphins and the white shark and thousands of other wonderful animals

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DyerIslandCruises, Online Community Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear skoeln Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the tour. Kind Regards Team DIC

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Lovely people to deal with. Concerned, helpful and committed to safety and wildlife. Great start by educational talk at the shark house. The powerful vessel only leaves when conditions are right so call and check first as the winds whip up a swell. Dyer Island...More

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DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear postscript65 What a wonderful review. Thanks for joining us and sharing your experience with us. Cheers Team DIC

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Did this trip from Hermanus so easy and short drive. Welcome meeting dragged a little and was worst bit of day but the business wanted to cover who they were and what they did. We are then issued with waterproofs and life jackets which was...More

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DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jonofromcas Thanks so much,we sincerely appreciate your feedback. Our staff is very enthusiastic about our environment and the animals we encounter and work with. Thank you for joining Team DIC. Regards!

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We went on the Eco tour as we wouldn’t to see more then just Sharks. This tour was amazing for that. We saw humpback dolphins, cape fur seals, Bryde whales, great white shark and African Penguins so all of the big 5! As well as...More

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DyerIslandCruises, Online Community Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear plotrin Thanks so much for joining Dyer Island Cruises and for your wonderful feedback. By the sounds of things it must have been a magical experience aboard Dream Catcher. A dream come true, maybe? Cheers Team DIC

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Marvellous day. We were lucky to see porpoise, sharks, whales, fur seals, penguins, large sea birds. Great experience

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Naddysch
April 8, 2018|
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Response from ken3787 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure when they are more abundant. I was there in Sept. and they were thick enough to walk across! Good luck! KW
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eam426
September 12, 2016|
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Response from DyerIslandCruises | Property representative |
Hey there eam426, yes return transfers are available from Cape Town
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