How long is the cruise:On the ocean we need 3 hours of your time. This allows enough time to find the dolphins / whales if they are in the mood to interact with humans or just to relax under the African sun on a floating island.
Departures: We offer scheduled cruises daily seven days a week, 365 days a year. Daily departure is at 09h00 to return to the Waterfront at 12h00. We also depart at 10h00 / 12h00 /14h00 and sundowner cruises on request and with the minimum of 10 adults. The most preferred departure is the 09h00 as the seals, cormorants, seagulls and pelicans are hungry so it is almost guaranteed that they will come to the boat/floating restaurant for breakfast. :-). It is recommended that you make a reservation as we have to prepare fresh Atlantic oysters and sumptuous food for you.
Dress code: Please dress comfortable and with flat shoes as heels may not only cause injury (sprained ankle when the boat moves uneven) but high heels can also damage the deck. Wearing light layers of clothing will help you adjust to any climate condition, as you simply remove layers as the temperatures rise. Lap blankets are available on board as well as hot coffee and tea.
Toddlers, elderly people and those in wheelchairs are also very welcome to join us on the cruise.
What must I bring: needed for the most important aspect of this cruise... thirst for knowledge of our marine wildlife.
Recommended Miscellaneous Check list:
Binoculars if you are an avid bird-watcher
Camera to catch the magical moments
Plenty of space on your camera's memory card
Extra batteries for all equipment (camera / flash)
Pregnancy: You are most welcome to join us but please refrain from eating raw oysters
Seasickness:If you are prone to seasickness, please get a motion tablet from the chemist.
Tipping: We believe tipping is a very personal matter. We recommend the tip to your Caption/Guide/Deck crew be commensurate with the level of service provided and how you would like to show your appreciation. This could be placed in the TIP BOX. Thank you :-)
Weather conditions: IF we decide at the last moment that sea conditions are too rough and we have to cancel the trip, please respect our decision - THE CAPTAIN’S WORD IS LAW AT ALL TIMES - YOUR SAFETY IS IN OUR HANDS - PLEASE KINDLY RESPECT HIS INSTRUCTIONS.
Whale Season: Whale Season annually starts around August till end November. During this time Humpback whales and Southern Right whales frequently visit Walvis Bay area.
This cruise is an experience of a lifetime as you will see the gentle giants (whales), “groot lywe / big bodies (Bottlenose dolphins), and the little acrobats (Heavyside dolphins) from up close whilst interacting with the Cape Fur seals, seagulls, cormorants and pelicans who comes to the “floating restaurants” for “sushi”.
This dolphin, seal and whale cruise must definitely be on your bucket list.
Assuring you of our best intentions at all times and we take pride in being a safe operator.
Wishing you a whale of a time.
For any other questions, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on +264 (0)81 209 8169
Namibia Dolphin & Seal Catamaran Cruises
+264 (0)81 209 8169