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Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

1. Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

Begin your dolphin and whale spotting expedition by checking in at Walvis Bay Waterfront at 8:30 am. Depart from the Jetty between 8:45 - 9 am. From there you’ll begin your search for Namibia’s marine Big 5. Sip a hot coffee or tea as you approach Pelican Point. Admire its landmark lighthouse and see the 60,000 cape fur seals who live there. If visiting in-season ( from July to November), you'll be able to spot large sea mammals including the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whale. If you’re lucky, you may be able to see a gray whale or a pygmy right whale. Observe different species of dolphins including bottlenose, Heaviside's, and dusky dolphins. Keep a lookout for mola molas and leatherback turtles. As you make your expedition, you’ll encounter a variety of seabirds including kelp gulls, Hartlaub’s gulls, and cape cormorant. On the return journey, cruise past ships and oilrigs docked in the bay. As you make your way back, enjoy fresh oysters, sparkling wine, savory snacks, and desserts alongside light drinks and water. You’ll return to the waterfront at 12:30 pm. 

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What an amazing experience. The boat was beautiful and the guide very knowledgeable, you could clearly see they love and respect the animals they work with. Pelicans and seals literally jump on the boat looking for a snack and everyone loved it Great food and drinks - truly a highlight and highly recommended

Everything went well. However, we were not picked up from the ship and the walk would have been very long. Without further ado, we managed this with a taxi, which was available to us for the rest of the day after the tour for a small fee.

Spacious and not overcrowded Professional crew with huge knowledge about Walvisbay 3 rd time I have done it Saw a Mola Mola once on the 3 trips The dolphins were fantastic showing off

Amazing experience. The guide was amazing. The hospitality was also excellent. Coffee, Sherry, drinks, and seafood onboard. Blankets when we were cold... nothing was missing

smooth boat ride, very safe, lots of wildlife, good food, interesting guide, friendly staff. Highly recommend for all ages.