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Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus provided by Dyer Island Cruises

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Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Dyer Island Cruises
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Great White House Restaurant - Gansbaai
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee/tea and muffins on arrival
  • Warm soup and bread after the trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Inflatable life-jackets and wet weather gear
  • Professional guide
  • Free visit to our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dyer Island Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Great White House Restaurant - Gansbaai
  • Entry/Admission - African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Trip footage available for purchase after the trip
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, we can accommodate 3 wheelchairs per trip. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Excellent crew - one crew member to look after 3-4 guests.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
21Reviews
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313sana wrote a review Oct 2020
16 contributions3 helpful votes
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An amazing experience. We didnt see dolphins or sharks but did get to see 4 whales and had bonus experience of releasing 2 penguinsback into wildlife. . Very friendly staff and very wonderful experience. This doesnt leave from Hermanus though. Its another 55 minute drive to
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TAS wrote a review Oct 2020
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From start to finish the experience was amazing. Well managed, great experience and phenomenal work they do for the conservation. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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BT51 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Extremely well organised trip, we were kept well informed throughout. Not the greatest day for spotting the wildlife, we only saw one whale & no dolphins or penguins, but that’s nature & the luck of the draw. Certainly no complaints from us, and a great boat ride was had by most
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Response from Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Hi Becky! Thanks for an amazing review. Special thanks also from Janine, who we forwarded your kind words, she and all of us appreciate it a lot. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us & hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Your choice makes a difference. Warm regards, Team DIC
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Gavin M wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I had a fantastic time with Dyer Island cruisers (Kleinbaai) and were fortunate enough to see 4 of the big 5. The crew were really friendly and the marine biologist gave some real in depth insights into the marine life that we saw on the day. On a side note the
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Response from Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Hi Gavin, First of all, thanks so much for your kind review! Lovely to hear you had a good time on board with us and enjoyed learning something about our marine life. Secondly, congratulations on your prime property investment - we appreciate your support in our efforts to save the African Penguin a lot. Your choice makes a difference. Warm regards, Team DIC
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stonemaz1512 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
Smart well-staffed boat with good safety equipment and waterproofs for all. The crew managed to find several whales and we also saw sharks and seals. The marine biologist doing the commentary was very knowledgeable and made the trip far more than a simple tourist trip. Would
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your comprehensive review! We appreciate your kind words about our crew and love that you enjoyed learning about our marine life. We do recommend all our clients who are prone to sea sickness to take the necessary medication to be able to enjoy the trip. Happy to hear you liked the food in our in-house restaurant. Your choice makes a difference. Kind regards, Team DIC
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Highlight of our trip!
Absolute highlight of our trip! We had a fantastic time on the Whale Whisperer boat and all staff made this an unfo
emarieb_13
emarieb_13
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Great family experience, must do even in Covid
Marine Dynamics run a superb and professional operation. We were a group of 9 and enjoyed sitting on the roof secti
ShaaziaW
ShaaziaW
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Enjoyed a lovely trip out at sea
The team at Dyer are very friendly. We saw seals, dolphins, sharks and seals. They take their time spotting so we g
Stableslodge
Stableslodge
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What a day trip in the Nature!
We have had an amazing day trip from Stellenbosch lovely drive to Gansbaai. Sandra, Janine and Tracey of the Staff
520ericag
520ericag
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Whales Whales Whales!!
Fantastic Marine Big5 dyre island cruise took us to see whales and seals and penguins - always fantastic to get out
AEllingsen
AEllingsen
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WHALE TOUR
WOW!!! A BIG THANK YOU for having me and my son, Gregory on board at the fabulous Dreamcatcher yesterday for the w
AUSSIEEM91
AUSSIEEM91
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Shark Cage Dive - Great Knowledge
Our resident biologist Kelly on board was fantastic she gave a lot of information and helped us to understand the v
Karina30469
Karina30469
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Shark Cage Dive
What an awesome experience, thank you so much to the staff and crew for this top notch excursion. The crew was exc
shayh752
shayh752
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We saw two of the 5, seasons matter
Missed whales, great whites, and dolphins. Luckily we saw a Manta ray. Do boulder beach in January instead.
Amba1990
Amba1990
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Travel Agent Visit
I was lucky enough to visit with colleagues at the start of December where we saw 4/5 of the Big 5 which was incred
yoredspike
yoredspike
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Amazing day out at sea
We recently travelled as group to experience the big 5 Marine tour. We was greeted with a warm welcome and there wa
June16_95
June16_95
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SHARK CAGE DIVING
AMAZING!! — What a way to start off my festive season!! Overall was the CREW, always ready to assist! Everyone is s
TBanks124
TBanks124
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Shark Cage Diving Experience
What an incredible experience with Marine Dynamics! The crew were knowledgeable, fun, immensely organised and excep
wernerleuthardt
wernerleuthardt
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super nice trip
very nice and interesting trip. much watched and learned. we recommend this trip. thanks verry muche.
mjanser
mjanser
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Big 5 of the sea
Yes we saw them. Right at the beginning we got lucky to spot two Hampback Whales (mother and calve). We spend a goo
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