Umhlanga Ocean Charters
Umhlanga Ocean Charters
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Fishing Charters & ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Umhlanga Ocean Charters offers Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours and Deep Sea Fishing Charters off the Durban Harbour. So for a healthy dose of fresh sea air and the ultimate sea faring experience book with us today.
Durban, South Africa
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Anthony H
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
I had such an amazing time! Went on a 2 Hour Dolphin and Whale watching tour. We did not find any but this did not take away from the experience at all. It was such an amazing experience just to be out on the open waters and the ride back into the harbour was a treat. Our skipper, Zaan, was such an amazing person and a perfect guide. Highly recommended.
Written 27 September 2021
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Henk Hattingh
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Umhlanga Ocean Charters, was very misleading, I like deep sea fishing and ask the reception for near by charters, he recommend a charter that is claiming to launched from the grannies pool, I left in the morning at 5 am to meet at the grannies pool,I got there and was told I need to get a taxi and go to Durban harbor, I left and went back to the hotel, at 9 in the morning I went down to the beach where I met the Casea Charters- Elaine, which indeed have a licence to launch from the Grannies pool, I booked a fishing trip for the next day without any inconvenience.( Casea Charters 083 690 2511 ) i rely think its sad to mislead your customers like this, no happy.
Written 10 August 2018
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Ian D
Limpopo Province, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
I went out with the carter to see look for wales and dolphins. Unfortunately we did not find any. The skipper knew his craft and gave us a briefing on the sharks net. He done very well and i will defensibly go again.
Written 6 August 2017
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Thank you for your review :-) We look forward to seeing you again on one of our trips.
Written 22 August 2017
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sbarstow1
Worcester, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Best whale watching experience ever. Having watched whales in various place s around the world this was the best. The small boat and skilled guide enabled to get so close to breaching whales without disturbing them in any way. Zaan the skillfully placed the boat so we could just watch the humpback whales swim slowly past our bows, so close as to look into their eyes. I know we were lucky but still a very special moment.
Written 23 July 2017
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We loved having you on board with us and look forward to you and your family joining us again :-) Thank you again for the beautiful photo's. We are so happy that we contributed towards your special memories on your family holiday.
Written 24 August 2017
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Kristiaan B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We had great fun, we were on a 5 hour fishing trip and caught Rock cod and red roman fish. The tuna wasn't there, they were after the sardines. Next time we will get them. Our skipper Zaan Grobler, can't ask for a better skipper. Thankyou very much for the fishing trip. We will see you again
Written 7 July 2017
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Thank you for your wonderful review, we loved having you on our fishing trip! We look forward to seeing you both next year 😊 And next time let's get that tuna!! 😊
Written 26 July 2017
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Luke-Andrew H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
What a wonderful experience! Decided on a last minute road trip down to the coastline. We had a foreigner from Holland with us and she dying to go out onto the ocean. Unfortunately, the rubber duck wasn't available for us to go on. Due to our last minute booking. But, being the lovely couple they are, Zaan and his wife took us out on his own boat! We managed to see some amazing activity displayed by the dolphins of the coastline. The amazing couple did not stop there. Being the passionate fisherman I am. Zaan tossed out a couple of his rods and told us if we hook a fish, we could bring it in! What incredible people. They gave very interesting information about the coastline of South Africa! Zaan and his wife are also extremely passionate about their jobs and I would highly recommend Umhlanga Ocean Charters to anyone who would like to experience a true out on the ocean experience! Thank you so much for treating us. Was well worth it! And we look forward to rebooking in the near future.
Written 26 June 2017
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Hi Luke! Thank you for the fantastic review! We love getting feedback from our customers and we thoroughly enjoyed having you three on our boat and look forward to you joining again :)
Written 7 July 2017
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BOhannessian
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
My husband & I decided to take our two boys (9 and 6) on their first ocean boat trip. Thank you to Kaleisha and Zaan for your professional service and making our morning out a truly memorable one. The boys loved it and Zaan is a superb skipper. We unfortunately weren't able to see the dolphins but it was still a wonderful morning out with our family. Highly recommended.
Written 2 May 2017
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Thank you for such a lovely review. Having wonderful customers like you and your family really make our jobs so enjoyable. I am truly happy that your boys enjoyed their first Ocean Boat Trip. We look forward to seeing you all again next time you are in Umhlanga :)
Written 4 May 2017
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Jonathan O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
This is our second trip down to Durban in a few months and Umhlanga beach was top of the list. We spent some time in December helping this awesome team out with loading and off loading the boat and being part of the great team.
We have had numerous trips out to sea with Zaan. A truly professional skipper. He always manages to keep all passengers calm with his brief on the waves before heading out. This weekend was another memorable time out at sea. Even if you do not see Dolphins the experience is amazing and you all need to do it. The deep sea swimming is top of my list. Nothing beats it. Well done team!! Thanks you Kaleisha and Zaan for always being so welcoming and taking my family on super adventures. See you soon!!!
Written 1 May 2017
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Hi Jonathan! Thank you for such a wonderful review. We love seeing the feedback from our customers and really enjoyed having you and your family on board with us....and the help with our boat is such an added bonus as the extra hands do help! We are so grateful for customers like you and you make it all so worth it. We look forward to the next time you and your family are in Umhlanga on holiday :)
Written 4 May 2017
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michelleW2103VK
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Brilliant dolphin viewing experience. Professional, well informed team that deliver an overall fantastic adventure on the sea.
Written 28 December 2016
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Thank you for your wonderful review Michelle :-) We are so thrilled that you had such a great trip. We hope to see you again!
Written 29 December 2016
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237monique
Bloemfontein3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Business
What an incredible experience! We had booked for a few days prior & due to bad weather our trip was moved; Kaliesha really made an effort for our trip to happen, as we only had a few days. We had great weather & dolphins in view! St Michael's School really appreciated all the effort, especially afterward with our shoes!!
Written 16 October 2016
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Dear St Michaels School Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure taking the young ladies out to sea. The ladies were so polite and are such a good reflection of your school. We hope to see you again next year :-) Thank you for the wonderful gift. Regards, Kaleisha & Zaan
Written 18 October 2016
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