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Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus provided by Dyer Island Cruises

Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus

Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus
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About
Operating around the world famous Dyer Island where you might be so fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41160P2
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee/tea and muffins on arrival
  • Warm soup and bread after the trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Inflatable life-jackets and wet weather gear
  • Professional guide
  • Free visit to our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dyer Island Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Kleinbaai
  • Entry/Admission - African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Trip footage available for purchase after the trip
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait for us outside or at the front door of your accommodation. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed 24hours prior to the pick-up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, we can accommodate 3 wheelchairs per trip. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Excellent crew - one crew member to look after 3-4 guests.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee/tea and muffins on arrival
  • Warm soup and bread after the trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Inflatable life-jackets and wet weather gear
  • Professional guide
  • Free visit to our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dyer Island Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Kleinbaai
  • Entry/Admission - African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Trip footage available for purchase after the trip
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait for us outside or at the front door of your accommodation. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed 24hours prior to the pick-up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, we can accommodate 3 wheelchairs per trip. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Excellent crew - one crew member to look after 3-4 guests.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Aug 2020
A note from Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus
Kindly view the link below for our COVID-19 protocols https://issuu.com/marinedynamics/docs/md_group_covid-19_protocols
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dyer Island Cruises
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Great White House Restaurant - Gansbaai
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Yaseera G
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
Amazing experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience and service! We received so much of warmth and care from literally every staff member. You definitely get great value for money and a truly unforgettable experience. We spotted whales, sharks, penguins and seals
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aboo Hassim
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
Mesmerising Experience! Thank You
Oct 2021 • Couples
Absolutely incredible experience. Not only was this the most affordable package. It was accommodating, welcoming, so well planned and the team was really friendly. We also got to see multiple Whales and sharks. 10/10 would recommend.
Written 24 October 2021
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313sana
16 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Couples
An amazing experience. We didnt see dolphins or sharks but did get to see 4 whales and had bonus experience of releasing 2 penguinsback into wildlife. . Very friendly staff and very wonderful experience. This doesnt leave from Hermanus though. Its another 55 minute drive to Kleinbaai.
Written 16 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TAS
3 contributions
Phenomenal experience
From start to finish the experience was amazing.
Well managed, great experience and phenomenal work they do for the conservation.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Written 4 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BT51
Wolverhampton, UK5 contributions
Great trip with amazing staff
Extremely well organised trip, we were kept well informed throughout. Not the greatest day for spotting the wildlife, we only saw one whale & no dolphins or penguins, but that’s nature & the luck of the draw. Certainly no complaints from us, and a great boat ride was had by most ( one or two were seasick!). A special mention for the wonderful Janine, what an absolute star!! Not only did she locate us the most amazing apartment for a couple of nights, but took us round to spot whales from the shore, on her day off!! What a fantastic asset she is to this company, with her absolute passion for the marine wildlife. Thank you so much
Written 11 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Becky! Thanks for an amazing review. Special thanks also from Janine, who we forwarded your kind words, she and all of us appreciate it a lot. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us & hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Your choice makes a difference. Warm regards, Team DIC
Written 12 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gavin M
17 contributions
Whale Watching & African Penguin Conservation!
My wife and I had a fantastic time with Dyer Island cruisers (Kleinbaai) and were fortunate enough to see 4 of the big 5. The crew were really friendly and the marine biologist gave some real in depth insights into the marine life that we saw on the day. On a side note the conservation efforts that the team are putting in to preserve the African Penguins is amazing and we were happy to invest in a Penguin Penthouse :)!
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gavin, First of all, thanks so much for your kind review! Lovely to hear you had a good time on board with us and enjoyed learning something about our marine life. Secondly, congratulations on your prime property investment - we appreciate your support in our efforts to save the African Penguin a lot. Your choice makes a difference. Warm regards, Team DIC
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria S
Wakefield, UK17 contributions
Interesting and informative whale watching
Sep 2019 • Solo
Smart well-staffed boat with good safety equipment and waterproofs for all. The crew managed to find several whales and we also saw sharks and seals. The marine biologist doing the commentary was very knowledgeable and made the trip far more than a simple tourist trip. Would recommend this trip for anyone not prone to sea-sickness (as some of the other passengers struggled in this regard). Soup was provided after the trip. The marine centre also has a good restaurant for a more substantial lunch on return.
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your comprehensive review! We appreciate your kind words about our crew and love that you enjoyed learning about our marine life. We do recommend all our clients who are prone to sea sickness to take the necessary medication to be able to enjoy the trip. Happy to hear you liked the food in our in-house restaurant. Your choice makes a difference. Kind regards, Team DIC
Written 4 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VickiLloydBrown
Weybridge, UK9 contributions
Big 5 ocean experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
Fab day . Excellent staff and our driver Gareth was exceptional! Saw whales , great white sharks , seals and penguins. Conservation driven and highly knowledgeable staff who care about the ocean and the creatures that live in it
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Vicki Thanks for a great review. We will certainly pass it on to the rest of our crew - land and sea! Your choice made a difference. Kind regards Team DIC
Written 11 September 2019
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400heather
Belfast, South Africa3 contributions
Brilliant tour.
Jun 2019 • Friends
Excellent crew and guides. Very professionally run. Great value for money. Got to see the marine big 5 and more. Thank you for your hospitality and for the vegan soup. Will certainly do it again and will recommend it to everyone.
Written 23 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for this review! We love that you had such a great time with us and the marine life in our bay. Very looking forward to having you again! Warmest regards, Team DIC
Written 24 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travel-planner-mum
Singapore, Singapore95 contributions
Great morning out!
Jul 2019 • Family
We went on the morning trip and had loads of fun. Saw a great white jumping out of the water (Wow!), a Brydes whale and some southern right whales, as well as seals and birds. The tour was very informative and the crew very knowledgeable. Also enjoyed the boat ride. Highly recommended.
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review. The whole team highly appreciates your kind words. We love that you got so lucky with your sightings! Warmest regards, Team DIC
Written 13 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Dyer Island Cruises
ChelseaFenwick
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Fantastic experience
I highly recommend this company as they are really doing a lot to conserve our beautiful environment. The trip was
Fantajan
Fantajan
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Professional Outfit That Cares about Conservation
Dyer Island is a great choice for your Big Five adventures. The reservation system is straight forward and they wer
cdehmel
cdehmel
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Best for eco friendly boat tour in Hermanus & Gansbaai
Great tour with amazing viewings of wildlife, lots of info about the animals and their habitat as well as the threa
ambergH5732TG
ambergH5732TG
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Much more than just the whales!
We could not have asked for a more friendly, professional and accommodating service from the highly competent and w
501jacquic
501jacquic
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Incredible must-do experience!
Fantastic experience with Dyer Island Cruises as we spotted all of the marine big 5 on our trip. Very fortunate to
Flatcappj
Flatcappj
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Perfect Family Shark Experience
We drove as family of 5 from Montagu to do the famous shark cage dive with Marine Dynamics. We stayed over in one o
dominikakB8408JS
dominikakB8408JS
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Highlight of our trip!
Absolute highlight of our trip! We had a fantastic time on the Whale Whisperer boat and all staff made this an unfo
emarieb_13
emarieb_13
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Great family experience, must do even in Covid
Marine Dynamics run a superb and professional operation. We were a group of 9 and enjoyed sitting on the roof secti
ShaaziaW
ShaaziaW
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Enjoyed a lovely trip out at sea
The team at Dyer are very friendly. We saw seals, dolphins, sharks and seals. They take their time spotting so we g
Stableslodge
Stableslodge
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What a day trip in the Nature!
We have had an amazing day trip from Stellenbosch lovely drive to Gansbaai. Sandra, Janine and Tracey of the Staff
520ericag
520ericag
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Whales Whales Whales!!
Fantastic Marine Big5 dyre island cruise took us to see whales and seals and penguins - always fantastic to get out
AEllingsen
AEllingsen
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WHALE TOUR
WOW!!! A BIG THANK YOU for having me and my son, Gregory on board at the fabulous Dreamcatcher yesterday for the w
AUSSIEEM91
AUSSIEEM91
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Shark Cage Dive - Great Knowledge
Our resident biologist Kelly on board was fantastic she gave a lot of information and helped us to understand the v
Karina30469
Karina30469
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Shark Cage Dive
What an awesome experience, thank you so much to the staff and crew for this top notch excursion. The crew was exc
shayh752
shayh752
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We saw two of the 5, seasons matter
Missed whales, great whites, and dolphins. Luckily we saw a Manta ray. Do boulder beach in January instead.
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