Island Cruises In Van Dyks Bay (Gansbaai), South Africa

40 ft
10 Guests

About This Boat

We offer excellent service and an experience unlike any other whale watching tour in Gansbaai South Africa! Start off with an in-depth briefing at The Great White House in Kleinbaai – (our five star welcoming facility) in one of the conservation and education rooms by our resident marine biologist and trained guides; who will also be present on the boat to make the trip not just fun but also educational.


About the boat:

  • The "Whale Whisperer" is a 11.5m aluminum hull wrapped in pontoons for steady viewing from any side
  • Is equiped with twin 250hp four-stroke engines (the most eco-friendly in the business).
  • Onboard toilet
  • Two additional decks for viewing
  • An open wheel house.
  • We limit our trips to an exclusive 20-24 passengers, assuring that each client has ample space on board as well as a personalized service



  • January – May (Marine Big 5 Eco-Trips)
  • June – December (Whale Watching & Marine Big 5)


What to expect:

  • First the skipper will make his way towards Pearly Beach to view whales.
  • Then a stop over at the shark boats to view Great White Sharks.
  • Next stop Dyer Island to view the African Penguins
  • And the Seals on Geyser Rock
  • Dolphins are a frequent encounter along the way.
  • After the trips all guests go back to our center for a hot cup of soup and bread. Warm shower facilities are available as well as great food.
  • 2 1/2 hour trip
  • On board Marine Biologist 


Species encountered:

  • Whales
  • Sharks
  • Dolphins
  • Seals
  • Penguins


Dyer Island Cruises Prices:

  • Marine Big 5 Eco-Trips Adults (Jan - May) - R900 per person
  • Marine Big 5 Eco-Trips Under 12's (Jan - May) - R600 per person
  • Whale Watching Adults (Jun - Dec) - R900 per person
  • Whale Watching Under 12's (Jun - Dec) - R600 per person



  • Life jacket
  • Before trip - Light snacks and cofee/tea
  • After trip - Hot soups and bread
  • Wet-weather jackets
  • Fresh water supplied on the boat


After all guests are fitted with comfortable inflatable life jackets before the trip departs from Kleinbaai Harbour. There are no age restrictions on the boats.


  • Type: RIB
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 40 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Watersports Equipment

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