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Raggy Charters

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16 Lower Valley Road | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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We went on the Penguin Patrol. The staff were exceptional but the trip became worse

In my opinion when the weather was not what was forcast and we were at the breakwater the trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah H
St Croix boat trip

It was a sparking crisp morning when we headed off, hosted by Lloyd and Lorien. We sailed really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noëlle O
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16 Lower Valley Road | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion when the weather was not what was forcast and we were at the breakwater the trip should have been abandoned. The waves and swells were far too excessive. Everyone on our boat was soaking wet through to the skin. My new trainers...More

Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a sparking crisp morning when we headed off, hosted by Lloyd and Lorien. We sailed really close to a few large ships, which was very impressive. After dropping Lorien and her assistant on St Croix island to attend to their penguin research, we...More

Thank Noëlle O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly delightful trip with Loyd and Lorien, together with close friend's on a nearly windless day in Port Elizabeth. We left for St Croix island at 09h00 on a beautiful Sunday morning and maneuvered past a few of the large ships anchored in the...More

Thank Derek Z
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Derek, so nice to have one of the Port Elizabeth locals out in the bay for a change! Also glad you enjoyed the marine conservation work that Lorien and I do. Lorien is presently busy with the monitoring of her 11th endangered African...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first trip out to St Croix with Raggy Charters.. our skippers Jake & Warren... went far beyond my expectations.. could not stop smiling and looking and listening to all the interesting facts, the history of Raggy Charters & all their conservation projects that are...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing morning in beautiful Port Elizabeth. Thank you Lloyd and team for sharing your wealth of knowledge and for your wonderful efforts at looking after our animals and earth ♡ Beautiful sightings of Seals, African Penguins and Dolphins. Feeling super blessed and happy...More

Thank Nadine V
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Nadine and also for attaching some photos. Lucky to see a SA fur seal on the island. As you may have been told, the English Settlers from Deal in Kent wiped them all out in 1823. They were boiled up and the oil was...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I've always been of sea mammals, penguins and everything that lives in the sea. This trip was very educative, fun and beautiful. Even though it's winter we saw dolphins, an African seal and lots of penguins and birds!More

Thank Virginia V
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it Virginia. We generally see dolphins throughout the year, so not too much of a surprise! Glad you found it educational. I spend plenty of time getting my staff and guides to read up on the latest scientific research that is being...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Lloyd and his team are very professional and the trip through the Bay is a must when visiting Port Elizabeth. We took a cruise out during the sardine season and saw dolphins on the way, and bird-life on the islands. The trip is very informative...More

Thank Nelia B
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Nelia. Yes our sardine run cruises are getting more popular by the year. As you know Raggy Charters is hosting a BBC film crew here and they are getting great footage of the sardine run. Keep a lookout for the new documentary called "Perfect...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

What an amazing trip! We got so close to the marine life in Algoa Bay, and my step-daughters learnt so much from the knowledgeable team on board. It was an incredibly special morning, and one the whole family will remember for years to come.

Thank KC_0gden
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks KC. It is always great taking out children and expose them to our marine creatures. I always say that if you show a child a dolphin they will be committed for life, sure this will be the case!

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The conditions for the cruise were absolutely perfect: sunny, no wind and calm sea. Lloyd and Carla were wonderful hosts, friendly and informative about the environment and the wildlife and the mission of Raggy Charters to promote conservation through education, outreach and supporting research. We...More

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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you John. Yes it was a beautiful and calm day, we get quite a few this time of the year. It is nice for you to get a glimpse of the research that we carry out and how you doing a tour can contribute...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Lloyd and his team are knowledgable, friendly, safe and critical protectors of our natural environment. This morning’s cruise took us alongside a pod of 400 dolphins, thousands of penguins and a huge variety of bird life. Nelson Mandela Bay is the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of...More

Thank Kristoff A
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RaggyCharters, Owner at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kristoff. Yes it was a huge school of dolphins and they were in such a great mood. It is great to show off our marine environment to the people who run our Metro. You guys are also doing a sterling job under the...More

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Ginny V
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Response from Kirsty822 | Reviewed this property |
Hi they have two boats that take people out. Their main boat is quite large (I think it can take about 16 people) and has a viewing platform on top you can climb up onto. Their smaller boat can take about 6 I think. Hope... More
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Response from patoemma | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website Raggy Charters or their Facebook page.
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