Dyer Island Cruises Whale & Marine Big 5 Eco Tours

Whale watching & Marine Big 5 Eco Tours

Join us for a Marine Big 5 experience. In Gansbaai, we can find whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and great white sharks all in one trip. With over 11 years in the industry, trust our crew to make your trip educational, exceptionally fun, safe, and unforgettable.

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More than just whale watching...

Year-round operator, Dyer Island Cruises whale tours, is Fair Trade in Tourism, BEE Level 1, and the first Blue Flag accredited whale watching company in South Africa. We specialize in 5-star service and guarantee the best value for money.

  • We are a Marine Big 5 safari - best chance of seeing great white sharks, Cape fur seals, African penguins, dolphins, and whales all in one trip!
  • Guaranteed whale sightings August - November and the best chance for whale viewing year round
  • The only whale watching company in South Africa that visits Dyer Island and Geyser Rock through the world famous Shark Alley
  • Countless pelagic and local seabird sightings
  • Experienced and accredited guides on every trip
  • Purpose-built vessel, Dream Catcher, is perfect for photographic opportunites and an exclusive experience
  • Videographer on-board every trip

Dyer Island Cruises is committed to local research as a primary sponsor to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.  Your choice in whale watching operator makes a difference to the conservation of these animals.

Eco & Marine Big 5 Tours

Dyer Island Cruises provides Eco and Marine Big 5 trips from January till May.

What to expect

During the summer months after the Southern right whales have departed from our bay in Gansbaai, Dyer Island Cruises runs 1.5 to 2 hour trips to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is an access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including the endangered African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to 60,000 Cape fur seal colony. These seals are present all year round. We will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock known as the world famous ‘Shark Alley’ or as our crew refer to it, the McDonalds for sharks.

The Eco trips take in the sights at Geyser Rock, Dyer Island, and the White Shark Cage Diving boats. In addition, during this time of year we also spot Bryde’s whales and dolphins. The dolphins we most commonly see are Bottlenose and Humpback.  This is also the beginning of the ‘sardine run’ and our best seabird encounters happen during this time of year.

Adults - R800.00
Children (12 and under) - R600.00
Toddlers - Free



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