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St Francis Whale Watching

St Francis Bay

Activity Description

WHALE WATCHING (the only licensed operator in St Francis Bay). Departs from Port St Francis the main hub of South Africa’s calamari fisheries. Out into the bay we cruise up the coast taking in the beauty of the scenic reserve, sand dunes and beaches along the way.
August through to November we experience a high success rate providing close encounters with Southern right and humpback whales who visit our waters on their annual migration south. They can often be seen putting on a spectacular show swimming with the numerous pods of dolphin who reside here year round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life.
Trips are an hour to 2 hours in length (depending how far we travel to the whales), and can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience. Party/Corporate cruises are also available on request and are tailored to suit.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenFrom June till November.
WherePort St Francis, St Francis Bay, South Africa
WeatherMost days are OK for Whale watching however we keep a close eye on conditions and should we feel safety is an issue a weather call will be made.
What to WearWarm clothing to shield against the Southern seas, a hat, comfortable soft shoes, and a wind breaker to shield you from the ocean breeze, sometimes a little chilly during this time of the year.
Things to BringA keen adventure spirit and some sunscreen, a hat and a wind breaker or anorak. Being mainly active in our Southern African winter it is advisable to also bring a fleece or jacket to keep the wind off. Bring a camera as you never know what sea creature is going to pop up next to the boat.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed, only paying guests will be allowed on the boat.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsThis excursion includes a fully narrated experience where your guide will share knowledge relative to the area and it’s people and creatures.
ExclusionsExcluded from this trip are meals, snacks, drinks. We advise that you bring and we can keep it in a cooler on board.


Please ensure that the captain is informed of any potential medical conditions before leaving the harbour and ensure that should you need any attention, your medication is with you.

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