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Raggy Charters

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16 Lower Valley Road | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
+27 73 152 2277
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I have been on two cruises with Raggy Charters and both times were absolutely incredible. The crew... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
heathern423
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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This is the Very Reason we call it "The Dolphin Capital of The World"

Over the years we have done many wildlife excursions but never a trip out to see the marine life we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracey R
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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16 Lower Valley Road | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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16 Lower Valley Road | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been on two cruises with Raggy Charters and both times were absolutely incredible. The crew are highly knowledgeable and aim to make each cruise an unforgettable experience. We encountered a sardine bait ball and witnessed whales, dolphins, penguins, gannets, a seal and other...More

Thank heathern423
Reviewed 4 days ago

Over the years we have done many wildlife excursions but never a trip out to see the marine life we have living in our bay. Sometimes I had to pitch myself to realize what we where seeing as one could smell and literally almost feel...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crew said they had never seen anything like it A sardine run We were so lucky The sea was boiling with hundreds of dolphins we saw 5 or 6 whales 2 shark a seal & the penguins Thousands of gannets circled then plunged beaks down...More

Thank rudym1365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience on the 3 hour boat cruise to 2 neighbouring islands to see plenty of penguins and dolphins swimming near by. As it was quite a windy day the waves was choppy and a bit rough. Jamie the guide was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Robin T
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robin, Thank you for taking the time aside to share your experience with everyone. The weather was a bit unfortunate on the day, even after we delayed the trip by a few hours in the hope that it would improve. We did get a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our two young children to see penguins and we ended up seeing a bryyde whale and huge pod of dolphin. Our guides were clearly expert marine biologists and had lots to tell us about the marine animals and birds. The booking was easy...More

Thank reneeheffron
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Renee, Thank you for taking the time to share your and your children's experience with everyone, we really do appreciate the response. We are extremely happy that you all enjoyed the cruise and the marine life Algoa Bay had to offer. Remember that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for multiple tours with Raggy Charters during November and December. I truly enjoyed all of them. First of all, coast of South Africa, especially around Port Elizabeth is full of wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Many kinds of sea birds: cormorants, terns, sea gulls,...More

Thank Ewa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent morning excursion. Saw minke whale, humpback dolphins, and hammerhead sharks. And LOTS of penguins! Crew were knowledgeable and passionate about the sea wildlife, and very accommodating with our two year old granddaughter.More

Thank G A
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow what a morning that was as Minke Whales, Humpback Dolphins and Hammerhead Sharks are only some of the few rare sightings that we get here in Algoa Bay, a rare encounter to have all of them on the same boat cruise! We are so...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Wow. We had such a brilliant experience on this trip. The guys at Raggy Charters are great- they care about conservation and know their stuff. We couldn’t have hoped for a better morning 👍🏼🙏More

Thank Sophie G
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophie, We are so happy that you had such a brilliant trip out on the boat with us and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with everyone else. It is always so nice to hear that people not only enjoyed...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were hoping to visit the African penguin colony on St. Croix island. Raggy Charters were highly recommended to us by a lovely chap (Keith) at the penguin rehabilitation center (samrec). However it's a four hour round trip and there's unfortunately not a toilet on...More

Thank VanninLady
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vannin, We are so sorry to hear that you couldn't make one of our boat cruises out to St Croix island to visit the largest colony of African Penguins in the world, it really is an amazing sight to see so many of them...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Kerry and Jake took us out on a trip to St Croix Island - one of the best trips to sea I have ever had. Humpback whales and their calves, dolphins and calves, penguins, gannets, oyster catchers.....what a day. Your knowledge is second to none...More

Thank colls_somerset
RaggyCharters, Manager at Raggy Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Colleen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write something about your experience with us, we always like to hear feedback on our cruises. We happy to have been able to put you at ease and allow you to enjoy all of...More

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vgviola
20 October 2017|
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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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Heidi C
13 August 2017|
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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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