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Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

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Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

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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.
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Ed S wrote a review Mar 2020
34 contributions9 helpful votes
Who doesn't love a penguin! Bless these folks and the work they are doing to protect these little African Penguins. A fantastic guide told us the full story, with plenty of time for Q&A. Clearly places like this need so much more funding, but they're doing a brilliant job with what they have. You can get up close with the penguins and we were lucky enough to see them being fed - poor keepers...what a palava!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Maiken wrote a review Dec 2019
Alleroed Municipality, Denmark157 contributions54 helpful votes
The place is not big, but alone to support the work these people do for the birds and especially the penguins, makes it worth to go here. The staff is so dedicated and really take their time to explain and answer your questions.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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jean wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
so many penguins ! it's really nice to see so many of them and to be able to observe them in their natural habitat . they are so funny and so sweet !
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Date of experience: August 2019
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flowmans wrote a review Nov 2019
Barsinghausen, Germany15 contributions
It's not like a normal attraction and it's not a zoo. The station is one of the few which is trying to protect our nature in real live. It is all based on donations and lots of volunteers. This is real live nature conservation. No official support, penny-pinching tourists, growing number of endangered species. So maybe you are not just talking about environment protection and have a couple rand left in your pocket, then donate or adopt a penguin.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Virginia v wrote a review Sep 2019
Port Elizabeth, South Africa13 contributions3 helpful votes
At the Cape Recife Nature reserve in Port Elizabeth also known as Nelson Mandela Bay. One sees the total dedication of the staff and also volunteers release the Penguins back the sea after Unfortunate Ship oil spills. Injured birds are also nursed and released. We were fortunate to see them being released and the staff were overjoyed to see the Penguins as they swim back into the deep sea. Having spent a considerable amount of time in rehabilitation. Happy trip enjoyed by us all !!!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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