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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. 

Walvis Bay: Pelican Point Kayaking Tour

2. Walvis Bay: Pelican Point Kayaking Tour

The Pelican Point kayaking tour starts every morning with a scenic drive by 4x4 vehicle along the Walvis Bay Lagoon and the salt mines to Pelican Point. Stop along the way to take pictures of countless flamingos, pelicans, large flocks of cormorants, and a great variety of other birds and wildlife. After about an hour, reach Pelican Point and hop in your kayak. Pelican Point is home to up to 50,000 Cape fur seals year-round. They are very friendly and playful and not scared of the kayaks. The seals are inquisitive and often come within touching distance of the kayaks. You'll stay on the protected side of the peninsula and spend around 2 hours on the ocean, depending on general weather conditions. Your guide will use a waterproof camera to capture some photos. After kayaking, recharge at breakfast with some fresh rolls and coffee and tea before heading back to Walvis Bay.

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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!

We saw superb wildlife - dolphins, a whale, seals, and pelicans, and flamingos - and enjoyed an incredible set of seafood snacks and champagne. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind.

Even though we didn't see any whales, it was a great trip. The tour guide was great and so was the food. We would book the tour again at any time.

Cruise was excellent with a great crew ❤️❤️snacks and refreshments were also in abundance.,,would definitely book with them again

Recommended, relaxed tour with a German-speaking guide. Tour agreed with the information provided. Gladly again.