Eco Whale Watching Safari

Whale watching season is July until October. Due to the weather conditions in our protected bay, Mossel Bay has become the whale watching mecca of the Garden Route in South Africa. What makes our Eco Whale Watching Safari unique is that we quickly get you to the area where the whales are spotted so that your time is focused on being in close proximity to the whales and not on the trip getting there and back.

We want you to have the best chance of being awestruck by a powerful whale show that might include a breach and tail slap.

Eco Whale Watching Safari

The Southern Right Whales will be migrating from Antarctica back to Southern Africa in the winter months around July and August. The best whale watching season on the Garden Route is the spring months of September and October. The Southern Right Whale is usually a frequent visitor to the Mossel Bay area but you might also be lucky enough to see the Brydes Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Orca known as the Killer Whale. The Mossel Bay, Dana Bay and Great Brak coastline are favoured by these gracious animals for mating, calving and rearing their young.

On our Eco Whale Watching Safari you may also have the added bonus of an encounter with a Great White Shark and various other marine life such as Bottlenose Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, and various sea birds, all on one cruise.

All Safaris include a free visit to Seal Island with its thousands of Cape Fur Seals, the main food source of the Great White Shark. 

Looking for a whale watching trip with a difference, come spot the whales with us and take all the pictures you like of a lifetime experience:

Description, duration and requirements:

  • You will be briefed by our experienced team at our reception area at Mossel Bay Harbour before joining the skippers on one of our boats.

  • We recommend warm, weatherproof clothing and sunscreen to absorb some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and to protect you against sunburn. All passengers are fitted with life-jackets.

  • The Eco Whale Watching Safari is between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on sightings and weather conditions. We will search for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and any other sea life while you enjoy the whale spotting boat trip in Mossel Bay.

  • The minimum age allowed on the whale watching boat trips in Mossel Bay is 7 years. No experience is required.

  • The Eco Whale Watching Safari may include the areas of Mossel Bay Point, Seal Island and a visit to the White Shark cage diving operation where you can take a closer look at the Great White Sharks.

  • All boat trips, including whale watching, are weather dependent.

  • We love our sea life and always respect their territory as well our marine legislation.

  • Come take all the photos you want. Remember to protect your cameras and phones in water proof bags.