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Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise provided by Raggy Charters

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Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 21/01/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/01/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Our cruise is unique in that we operate in the diverse Algoa Bay, rich in wildlife and history. Visiting St Croix island, home to half the worlds remaining endangered African Penguins. This tour is run just once a day instead of trying to run multiple cruises in one day. This ensures that our skippers and guides are fresh and alert for every cruise and makes it possible to spend more time and effort searching for wildlife in our Bay or observing something special that we come across provided that no one on board is in a rush to get back for a flight or bookings previously made. Our main focus is education, conservation and assisting in research which is made possible by the funds generated from our Marine Eco-Cruises out into Algoa Bay. Trees are planted to balance our carbon footprint for each cruise conducted. We use smaller boats so as to keep our cruises personal. Our skippers and Guides are very knowledge and are there to answer any questions and see to the needs of our Guests.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club
    Dom Pedro Jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
    Enter the harbour and follow the road to the right and sign in at harbour security. Continue straight for approximately 370m, turn left and Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club is located at the following intersection.
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    Port Elizabeth
    Stop: 4 hours
    We meet our guests at 8am and after a short briefing before we head out into PE's beautiful Algoa Bay on our twin-engine catamaran. The whale season begins in June when we see humpback whales moving along the coast as they head up the East coast of Africa towards their breeding grounds. Humpback whales can be seen in Algoa Bay from June to early December. They make their return journey from October, females with calves in tow. Southern right whales can be seen close in shore from July to September.
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    Port Elizabeth
    Port Elizabeth
    Port Elizabeth
  • You'll end at
    Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club
    Dom Pedro Jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
    Enter the harbour and follow the road to the right and sign in at harbour security. Continue straight for approximately 370m, turn left and Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club is located at the following intersection.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club, Dom Pedro Jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • We provide spring water on tap and fresh croissants to snack on during our crusies
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Disabled who can board with assistance from family and crew are welcome to join. There is no age restriction. Life jackets are available for all ages
  • Please join at your own discretion regarding health and fitness
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mandy G wrote a review 15 Feb
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa1 contribution
What an amazing experience we had. The trip was well organised. Peter and Graham were very knowledgeable and very interactive with the guests, which made it even more special. We would highly recommend this outing for nature lovers....
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Roam794350, Front Office Manager at Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the 5star review and recommendation Mandy, is so wonderful to hear that our guests have enjoyed their experience with us. Makes us proud as a team. Take care and hope you can join us on board again.
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Richard wrote a review 15 Feb
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We had a blast on the trip. The crew was very accommodating and helpful and everyone was so friendly. Not to mention how perfect the water was! Will do it again in the future
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Richard and family for joining our cruise and supporting us at this tough time. Is so great to get 5 star reviews and know that our guests had such a great time. Algoa Bay is really beautiful and it is wonderful to share it with all.
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Ivan wrote a review 14 Feb
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The while trip was great, including Peter’s and Graham’s hospitality. You guys are great! Thank you very much
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Thank you Ivan for joining us and for taking the time to note a review. Good to hear that our guests have had a wonderful tour and enjoyed it so.
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Alta K wrote a review 07 Feb
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WOW! What an amazing experience! The crew was super friendly and really knowledgeable! We loved every moment! Would love to do it again and again!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Roam794350, Front Office Manager at Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review and sharing your photographs Alta. Your support during this time is truly appreciated by our team. Makes us proud to read such feedback from our guests. Take care and let me know if you would like to join our full day tour to Bird Island, it is just the best!
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Daniel wrote a review 06 Feb
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What an adventure, from the moment we got greeted by the crew, Warren, Purity and Graeme, till the moment we docked again. They all had an extensive knowledge on the wildlife, birds, penguins, whales, the very finest of details and history not missed. First class experience and
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Thank you Daniel for your 5star review and pics. Is so good to know that our guests have enjoyed the cruise and that we have created such great lasting memories for them. Hope you can join again soon. Take care.
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About the operator

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Valentines cruise
Just a beautiful cruise in the Bay and the Raggy Charters team were great from the start (booking) to the end. Love
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Explorer
the reception was excellent then accommodation and friendliness with the cruise team and also we had enough time
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thulimo2020
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Excellent experience
We chose the beachfront cruise and we thought the boat would cruise on the beach line, literally, but it went prett
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Mrvain123
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Awesome
The friendly and helpfull skipper. Great experience with wonderfull knowledge. Absolutely marvelous.
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CarrieRoxanne87
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The Sea and Dolphins
Great day outdoors, paired with schools of dolphins. The trip is comfortable, the sea air refreshing and the sights
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ExperienceNow09
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First timer hooked for life
My first time trip out to sea was on a rather blustery day - been keeping an eye on the weather for 7 days and was
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JammyJap
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Best in Port Elizabeth
What an epic adventure! Thoroughly enjoyed every second. Saw cute penguins & seals, majestic whales & the highlight
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Bisnizman1
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Awesome whale watching experience
Fantastic cruise in Algoa bay. We were able to see humpback whales and lots of birds including the African penguins
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KBSundaze
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Bird Island Cruise
The most amazing day on the sea in my whole life! From whales, to great white sharks, to dolphins, to a 100 000 gan
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marisamaccaferr
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Best birthday 🎁 trip!
What a superb time out! The team was super professional and we felt safe at all times. We saw loads of dolphins 🐬.
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Trip63719415602
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Truly unforgettable
Lloyd and his team are professional and extremely knowledgable. They put in so much effort to try and make everyone
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EdwardTruter
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Crazy-good, super-interesting great white shark viewing at Bird Island, with extras!
This was a trip to look especially for great white sharks at Bird Island, but the route was deliberately planned to
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Bird Island great white sharks
We travelled out to Island, the scenery and sea life was wild. Easily one of the most beautiful parts of the South
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We went on a day cruise to Bird Island. It was one of the best experience if my life. We saw sharks, whales, dolphi
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GillBrad
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Absolutely fantastic
An absolutely incredible experience taken out by Lloyd, Jake and Sarah. We were up close to pods of dolphins, South
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