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Dyer Island Cruises

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Address: 5 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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"Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized...

"Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized 5-star boat based whale watching company operating in Kleinbaai, WC, South Africa. Our exclusive tours of a maximum 24 passengers offers everyone the same experience of personalized service, exceptional views, and only the best.Our team of guides/skippers/marine biologists is unique to whale watching in South Africa. Our vessel, Whale Whisperer, is custom built for boat based whale watching and superior in safety and comfort. We pride ourselves in our passion for conservation as well as customer service. And we also live by our boat's motto: "Life - an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved!"

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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town
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Whale watching

Been today and enjoyed the trip. Friendly crew and they are good at what they are doing...skipper is good, he sailed so well. However, couldn't see any whales. Finally, spotted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Senthil K
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been today and enjoyed the trip. Friendly crew and they are good at what they are doing...skipper is good, he sailed so well. However, couldn't see any whales. Finally, spotted some dolphins...you will enjoy seal island ( 60 thousand seals they say which is too much...)

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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138 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We went out on a morning with waves between 8-10 feet (if not higher). OK, I don't have sea legs!!! Had an introduction video, staff and pilot were knowledgeable and helpful to anyone who was "queasy". Due to the fact it wasn't whale season, there were sightings of smaller whales, but no one really had any great photo ops (no... More 

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BS-Salmunster
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was the second time we have done this trip and although we did not see as much as on cruise one it was still a great experience and well worth the cost. The young crew are all very passionate about the environment and the wild life you can see on the trip, and give a good insight into what... More 

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear hallf Thank you for taking the time to review us and for joining us a second time around. Regards Team DIC More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We truly had such a beautiful experience! The crew are a knowledgeable, friendly and hands-on bunch - clearly professionals in their field and are passionate in what they are doing. Although the sea was rough, the skipper was amazing in navigating us around and looked after us. We were lucky to see the more rarer of the Marine Big 5... More 

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Hello_Cape_Town_Mag Thanks for joining us on board our vessel, Dream Catcher, for a magical Marine Big 5 experience. Thank you for the amazing review and for your support towards our conservation efforts. Visits to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary are free and it is open Mon - Sun. Cheers Team MD More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

A well run trip to see Dyer Island - however there is no actual landing on the Island and the view of Penguins is somewhat distant. The crew made every effort to see as much as possible (we were not there in Whale season so no whales not surprisingly). Even made a stop to look at shark cage divers. Worth... More 

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Hey there Thank you so much for your feedback and for joining DIC. Sorry to hear that the trip did not live up to your expectations. Dyer Island Cruises in conjunction with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust aims to protect and educate our guest and local community about our marine life and why it is important to protect it. You... More 

East Horsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I highly recommend this cruise. Although we had rather dismal weather, right from the outset we were impressed by the friendly and professional set up. The 'crew' members were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and showed their dedication to the marine wildlife, starting with a briefing and a short video about the cruise, then on with life jackets and oilskins, which we... More 

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear peterearle101 Thank you so much for this amazing review, your kind words and recommendation. This review really sums up thee whole trip. We do hope that you might be able to visit us again during our whale season one day. Cheers Team DIC More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a very informative conservation and safety session before starting the cruise. Helpfull and friendly staff assisted and accompanied us on the marine tour. The boat was in excellent condition and we felt safe in the hands of the seasoned skipper who carefully navigated us to Dyer Island. Experienced guide "eyes" led to a whale sighting to the joy... More 

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Hey there ockert_oosthuizen Four our of the Marine Big 5!! Wow! Thank you to you and your family for joining us on board our vessel Dream Catcher. We are sure these memories will last you a life time. Cheers Team DIC More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Booked this trip to see great white sharks and was not disappointed by also seeing dolphins, seals and penguins. Staff were all so friendly and knowledgeable. Got a real insight into the reality of these endangered species. Would book again for sure, a must trip for anyone visiting in the area.

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Wafer07 Thanks for your awesome feedback. Our tours are a great alternative for those who would like to see a Great White White shark, but prefer to not do shark cage diving and of course have the opportunity to see more of the Marine Big 5. it is also great to know your experience was informative and educational. Cheers... More 

Gansbaai
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Friendly staff from beginning to the end of your trip. My family were extremely impressed with the standard of excellence. Keep up the good work. Will definitely suggest the trip to many other people.

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear pinkeyngewu Thank you to you and your family for joining us on board our custom built vessel, Dream Catcher. We do appreciate the recommendation. Please remember to visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, visits are free for all of our guests. Cheers Team MD More 

Oldendorf
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Marine tour was perfectly organised. Great staff giving a lot of quality information about local marine life. We've seen a great white shark, but seeing the cape fur seals and South African penguins was as great.

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DyerIslandCruises, Social Media Consultant at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Nicole B, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We do hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again and tick of dolphins and whales too! Cheers Team DIC More 

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