Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

Venture out of Richards Bay Harbour in search of gentle giants

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

Venture out of Richards Bay Harbour in search of gentle giants

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay Richards Bay

Our popular whale and dolphin watching boat trip is now available in Richard’s bay, under legal permit W04, and our very own Advantage Cruiser II. Richard’s Bay whale or dolphin trips give you 2 hours ON the OPEN ocean – if you have not seen a whale after 2 hours on our ocean trip we will refund you 40% straight after the cruise.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

Further Details:

We depart from a safe jetty in the Tuzi Gazi small craft harbour of the Port of Richards bay – it will take 15-20 min to get permission from Port Control to leave the harbour and go into the open ocean – please keep this in mind – we will be on the open ocean for 2 hours – or closest to 2 hours. IF the weather turns bad, we will cancel the cruise, and you will get a full refund.

Children under 5 years old are not allowed to participate. Children between 6 and 10 years old pay a reduced child rate.

Imagine yourself here…

My mom had never visited the ocean before we visited the coast in St Lucia. Due to her age and the vigorous surf launch in St Lucia, it was recommended we depart from Richard’s Bay harbour to do the whale watching.

The morning began with a lovely early breakfast at the guest house we were staying at in St Lucia. Just as we’d all grabbed a quick bite, it was time to go. Advantage picked us up and drove us to the harbour in Richards Bay where we boarded the boat. After a quick safety briefing, we were on our way. Finally the wait was over!

Just as we were emerging from the mouth of the harbour, we were immediately met by an energetic pod of humpback whales, a calf in tow. Our eyes wide in wonder, we watched on as they put on a playful display filled with fluke slaps, spy-hops and breaches. It was fantastic.

My mom had enjoyed it so much, that she told me afterwards how she had pinched herself to check if she was dreaming!

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What are the sightings?

From the end of May till the beginning of December the Humpback Whales migrate past the Kwazulu Natal Coastline, and our legal permit allows us to go as close as 50m from these gentle giants of the ocean. Bonus sightings of shark, flying fish, turtles and various species of dolphin are a possibility.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Richards Bay

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