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Dyer Island Cruises

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"Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized 5-star boat based whale watching company operating in Kleinbaai, WC, South Africa. Our exclusive tours of a maximum 24 passengers offers everyone the same experience of personalized...more
5 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 0406
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Once we opted to register for the cruise, my kids kept asking about the "no guarantee" for seeing all the animals on the site. We waited a bit too long to secure our spot, so we had to take the morning cruise, which meant driving...More

Thank Faye F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best whale watching trip we have ever been on. It starts with a safety briefing and coffee, then you are kitted out in life jackets and jackets if you need them. We felt incredibly lucky to see a mother southern right and...More

1  Thank Rachael000
DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachael Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are enjoying a phenomenal whale watching season this year, together with the rest of the Marine Big 5 sightings, always ensures an unforgettable marine wildlife experience. We sincerely hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been whale watching in California and Alaska and this was by far the best organised! Picked us up prompt, driven to base where coffee & muffins were served, full safety brief and equipment provided (unlike Monterey Bay!) Then off we went....into the fog😩 Still...More

Thank Graeme D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in all a pretty professional tour on a well-equipped boat with nice and knowledgeable staff. We got to see a handful of whales and som other animals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this trip as part of our honeymoon visit to cape town. Our guide brought us out and arranged the tour for us and we were not disappointed! Staff are really friendly and the boat was comfortable. We hadn't even been going for five...More

Thank Shelley O
DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shelley This is wonderful feedback, thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad that you joined us during this special time and that our crew and the whales could also contribute in some way.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our travel agent booked the trip before we left the UK, so we were relying on conditions being right, which thankfully they were. It would perhaps be better to choose a day depending on local conditions if possible. The early start came as a bit...More

Thank 75AndyB75
DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Andy Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback from our guests. Our CEO always reminds us that we are working with people's dreams - we try our very best to ensure each guest has an unparalleled experience and leave as a marine...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

What an unforgettable day! We were only out on the water for a few minutes when we started seeing baby whales breaching right in front of the boat as well as off on each side! During the cruise, we saw hundreds of seals, as well...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a great day our for all the family, and for those new to this area, the whale spotting, in particular, is a real treat. The staff were informative, friendly and very professional.

Thank LorrSch
DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lorr Thank you for your review. Wonderful to hear that your family enjoyed their experience with us. This is absolutely a treat for the entire family, we do not have any age limits and welcome anyone on board our purpose built vessel.

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We took a Whale Watching Cruise on Sept 2nd and it was an amazing experience despite rainy weather. We were given brief instructions, bundled up in water-and wind-proof clothing (essential) and led a few yards toward the boat. What a ride! We saw several Southern...More

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DyerIslandCruises, Manager at Dyer Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Irinava It is such a joy to read this review, we can absolutely feel the pleasure in your writing. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it fuels our passion for sharing these remarkable encounters with guests while also education everyone at the...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience, all staff members where very very friendly, happy to chit chat but also educate us all about the marine life, which they were passionate about. Very professional and very good at their jobs. We went out on a very rough day and thoroughly...More

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8 April 2018|
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Response from ken3787 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure when they are more abundant. I was there in Sept. and they were thick enough to walk across! Good luck! KW
Elizabeth M
12 September 2016|
Response from DyerIslandCruises | Property representative |
Hey there eam426, yes return transfers are available from Cape Town