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Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Catamaran Charters

Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Catamaran Charters
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From US$ 59.68 per person

Likely to sell out

Sail out on a catamaran and try to spot the ocean’s “Big 5”: whales, dolphins, mola mola, leatherback turtles and seals. Enjoy a relaxing morning at sea including refreshments and snacks.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail out into the bay and relax on a luxury catamaran
  • Take in panoramic views of the Pelican Point peninsula
  • Try to spot dolphins, sunfish, whales and Leatherback Turtles
  • Interact with curious curious pelicans and playful seals
Full description
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. 
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Oysters and sparkling wine
  • A light lunch of savory and sweet snacks
  • Cool drinks, water, and beer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected from Swakopmund

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Meeting point

Look for the blue building close to the Jetty at Northern end of the Walvis Waterfront for the Catamaran Charters check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note, high-heeled shoes are not allowed on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 149 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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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

January 5, 2023

It was a really great trip. Already at the beginning of the trip we had a seal on the boat very greedy for its fish breakfast. Great to experience something like this live and up close. Would have been something for my grandchildren too. Top tour guide, scupper and crew.

September 10, 2022

An awesome experience from start to finish! A seal came on board as we were leaving the anchorage and our guide fed him some fish so we could have some pictures. After swinging by the seal colonies island, we spotted a humpback whale and got to see it dive a few times. On our way back we saw several dolphins and a huge pelican even came on board to say high. Drinks were served throughout the voyage and the meal at the end was an absolute feast! Excellent tour and a great value for the money. Highly recommend!

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 227668