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Shark and Seal Colony Trips

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

Passengers are asked to check in at the Ocean Blue Adventures Shop, which is located in the Milkwood Centre, Hopwood Street, Plettenberg Bay, approximately 30 minutes before the planned departure time.
Prior to departure, clients will be equipped with life-jackets (and ponchos, if necessary). Once this is done, all passengers will have a Pre-Trip Briefing, where your guide will explain the trips and safety aspects.
Once passengers have boarded their boat, the trip commences with an exciting beach launch through the surf. While the routes may vary, depending on weather, animal distribution and sea conditions, a typical trip runs as follows:-
We cruise slowly along the back-line of Robberg Beach towards the peninsula on the south side of the bay. From May to August, there is a seasonal influx of Great White Sharks, who are thought to visit due to the abundance of young seal pups entering the water at this time. Accordingly, the trip also incorporates a visit to the Cape Fur Seal colony, adjacent to which the sharks are often seen patrolling.
Finally we head back to the beach, while a brief run-down on the history of the area is given.
After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, we end the experience with an exhilarating “James Bond” style landing on Central Beach.
Please note that this is a species-specific tour, during which encounters with cetacean species are not allowed.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenAvailable in the months May to August
WhereMilkwood Centre, Hopwood Street, Plettenberg Bay, approximately 30 minutes before the planned departure time.
WeatherTours subject to suitable weather/sea conditions. If conditions are unsuitable, alternatives are:a) Re-schedulingc) 100% Refund
What to WearWind Breaker and warm Clothes
Things to BringCamera, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed, only paying guests 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

InclusionsInclude refreshments on boat tours and a PDF (Life Jacket)
ExclusionsTransport is excluded and we cannot guarantee sightings.


For additional time slots or group bookings, please contact the office.
Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.
Trips are 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on how long it takes to find the animals.

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