Swakopmund
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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...

    This was one of my favorite things I did in Namibia! The guides and help on the boat were so kind and knowledgeable. Monique was just wonderful! The interactions with the marine life were so cool and unique and the whale watching was amazing!!! the hospitality shown was spectacular.

  • Walvis Bay Shore Excursion: Flamingos, Dune 7, Swakopmund

    2. Walvis Bay Shore Excursion: Flamingos, Dune 7, Swakopmund

    You'll be met at your cruise ship in the port of Walvis Bay. After a quick briefing, head over to the lagoon to view all the flamingos. From there, have the chance to climb Dune 7, the highest dune in the vicinity at 132 meters (433 feet) tall. Enjoy a drink of water and then move on to see the Welwitschia Mirabilis plant, an endemic living fossil. Stop to admire the lunar landscape of the Welwitschia Plains before spending lunchtime at Goanikontes Oasis (lunch at your own expense). After lunch, you'll be taken to the old German town of Swakopmund. Explore the town at your own pace and do some shopping. Finally, make your way back to your cruise ship via the coastal road.

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based on 1 reviews

The tour lived up to our expectations. We spent a great morning, a lot of knowledge was imparted, seals, pelicans and small dolphins could be easily observed. Unforgettable: the perseverance of the pelicans during the photo shoots and the beautiful baby seal that visited us on board. The crew was excellent, the snacks very tasty and these Namibian fresh oysters together with a glass of well-chilled sparkling wine - fantastic. A very recommendable tour! Thanks to the team!

This was one of my favorite things I did in Namibia! The guides and help on the boat were so kind and knowledgeable. Monique was just wonderful! The interactions with the marine life were so cool and unique and the whale watching was amazing!!! the hospitality shown was spectacular.

It was a wonderful trip to Roben Island, including delicious food / drinks and a visit to the pelican and sea lion on the catamaran. Kudos to the always funny German-speaking guide Ernst! Gladly again!

It was amaaaaazziiiing!!! I’d highly recommend. Being on the sea, almost in the middle of nowhere but deep blue waters is sooo calming.

They say they are only serving a snack but it's enough for a full meal.