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St. Francis Eco Cruise

St Francis Bay

Activity Description

ECO CRUISES (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 up to Shark point where we will stop to check out he seals lazing on the rocks. Keep a close eye out for sharks they are not easy to spot but they are definitively here.
June through to November we experience a high success rate spotting Southern right and humpback whales who can be seen swimming on their annual migration south. Occasionally if the whales are in the bay, we have a close encounters. (For a close encounter see our Whale Watching Cruises) Numerous pods of dolphins reside here year round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life.
Trips are an hour in length and can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenYear round
WherePort St Francis, St Francis Bay, South Africa
WeatherCalm weather days are best suited we will keep a close eye on conditions and make weather calls accordingly.
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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