Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world famous Dyer Island where you might be fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 - the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Brydes Whales, the iconic Great White Shark, the Cape fur seal (around 60 000 on Geyser Rock), the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The area is also home to a wide variety of seabirds.
What to expect
You will arrive at The Great White House where we have a restaurant, bathroom facilities and curio shop. On arrival we will serve you coffee or tea with a muffin. In our conservation and education room, you will receive an in-depth briefing regarding the area that we operate in, our conservation work and safety. Every guest is equipped with inflatable life jackets and wet weather gear in case of cooler weather conditions. It is a short walk down to the harbour to enjoy an exhilarating trip on custom designed Dream Catcher. Our Southern Right Whale Season is normally from June - December, but for the rest of the year we are so fortunate to occasionally see some Humpback and Brydes whales in the area we operate in.
Other stops include a visit to Slashfin, a shark cage diving vessel, belonging to our sister company, to view great white sharks and then head to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock for the penguins and seals. We may also spot one of three dolphin species which we often spot in our bay: the Common dolphin, the Humpback dolphin or the Indo-pacific bottlenose. We have an on board marine biologist and experienced crew and promise an educational, life changing experience.
After the trip at sea, guests come back to The Great White House for warm soup and bread while warming up in front of a cosy fire or in summer to enjoy the warm sun. A debriefing will follow and the trip footage will be available for purchase.
The trip also includes a visit to our newly built African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip. Dyer Island Cruises supports and funds the Dyer Island Conservation Trust under which we have many conservation and community projects. Please be assured that if you book with us that ‘Your choice make a difference’ and you help us to fulfil our dream to ‘Discover and Protect’.