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Waterfront Walvis Bay, Atlantic Street | Atlantic Street, Walvis Bay 9000, Namibia
+264 64 200 798
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From meeting pelicans to viewing playful seals and, if luck permits, leaping dolphins and shy turtles - all this and more on our daily morning educational dolphin and seal cruises. We depart at 09h00 (check-in 08h30) every morning from our Jetty at the Walvis Bay Waterfront for a marine educational sightseeing tour in the bay area in search of the marine big 5: Whales, Dolphins, Mola, Leatherback turtle and seals. While serving hot coffee and tea, our initial route takes us past oyster farms to Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident Cape Fur Seals. In season (July to November), larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales are often spotted. Bottlenose, Heaviside and Dusky dolphins are regularly seen, as are Mola Molas and Leatherback Turtles. Our journey from Pelican Point takes us past some of the more interesting ships and oil rigs in the bay as we serve fresh oysters with sparkling wine, savoury snacks and desserts.
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“fresh oysters” (13 reviews)
“seal colony” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Waterfront Walvis Bay, Atlantic Street | Atlantic Street, Walvis Bay 9000, Namibia
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+264 64 200 798
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"fresh oysters"
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"seal colony"
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"seals and pelicans"
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"seafood"
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"food was lovely"
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"schnitzel"
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"moonfish"
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"other companies"
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"keep up the good work"
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"sparkling wine"
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"calamari"
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"wonderful experience"
in 7 reviews
"tour group"
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"great trip"
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"great lunch"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"lovely morning"
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was a great morning out ! Seeing the seals and the pelicans coming on board and waddling around was superb - and the crew were so entertaining. The food was lovely - including the gluten free options for me ! FOr those who wanted...More

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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Just back from the Dolphin & Seal Cruise Awesome! I credible animal sightings and experience, fantastic food, lovely drinks, great crew, friendly and professional, interesting info given. Totally recommend

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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Sharon, thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. Greatly appreciated!!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the seals, dolphins and sea birds. Guide was very knowledgeable and add humour to his presentation. All the staff were very pleasant and obliging. Overall a great tour !!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I loved the reception of stuff, the boat is good, the tour was fantastic, the food was great. The tour guide was brilliant. The only downside was that while we were still watching the whales, we were told to say good bye to them before...More

Thank 289musan
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to compile your kind review, much appreciated!! Yes unfortunately we have to attempt to disturb the marine life as little as possible. We then have to limit the time we spent with animals, also to provide an opportunity for...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went on this boattrip in the beginning of September on a cold and grey morning. The crew obviously did not feel like sailing out in the cold. Although they promissed us that we would look for dolphins, turtles and the mola mola once we...More

Thank Inge G
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Inge, Thank you for your feedback. I regret that you did not see all the marine life that you expected. We are though dealing with wild animals who are not always around. The crew takes decisions on where to sail based on the comfort...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Although the morning started quite misty and cold the entertainment value of the pelicans and on board seals made it a fun departure. The guide was fun and very informative about the wildlife. We were lucky and had several dolphins around the boat so we...More

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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are happy that you enjoyed the trip!!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour group went on this trip as part of our Wilderness Diverse Namibia tour. Thought it would be yet another Catamaran trip but my what a great surprise! Loved our welcome on board 'Namibian coffee' and hot coffee, and blankets to warm us up!...More

Thank Chimbie
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Chimbie - thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your very kind words about our excursion and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The trip was straight from a storybook. From petting seals and pelicans to watching dolphins jump and whales break the water! The tour guide, Joe, was both entertaining and knowledgeable. We got spoiled with an on board picnic, with among other things, oysters and champagne....More

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Third year to enjoy Catamaran Charters outside Walvis Bay, Namibia. It never disappoints! Awesome wildlife, superb crew, and exquisite food. The only problem is that it has to end, leaving us back on land, but longing for the sea. If you're in the Walvis Bay...More

Thank Gary W
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Gary - thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your wonderful recommendation!!

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were suggested this tour by friends and family. It really exceeded our expectations as our guide, Joe, was both knowledgeable and delivered his material in a funny and relatable way. The crew were prepared for the cold weather (as we took this tour in...More

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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Merlin, Thank you so much for your review and your recommendation, I appreciate it.

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clio1215
7 July 2018|
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Response from Theunis K | Property representative |
Hi - yes, absolutely, the excursions are geared for the ultimate enjoyment of kids. We may just request kids under 10 to wear a life vest, which is supplied by us.
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Massimo R
11 September 2017|
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Response from Theunis K | Property representative |
Hi Massimo - no, unfortunately we don't sail to SA :)
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