5 Star Service
Dyer Island Cruises offers welcome coffee/tea with water on board and soup with bread on return. We can cater for all dietary requirements and are the only company in the area who insist our guests wear life jackets, also providing a weather jacket to all clients
Home of the Marine Big 5
The area surrounding Dyer Island and Shark Alley is the world famous home of the Marine Big 5. Depending on the time of year, you have the chance to see whales, dolphins, cape fur seals, african penguins and great white sharks, potentially in a single trip. An absolute must-see destination for wildlife photographers.
Experienced Tour Guides
Our marine tour guides know this area better than anyone and are available to assist with your every need. Whether you want to know more about a species or help on the boat, we're here to make your trip as comfortable and informative as possible.
When is whale season?
From June to December
This is quite possibly the only place in the world where one can see a mighty whale and a great white shark on the same boat trip (all less than 20 minutes from harbor!).
- Boat-based whale watching
- Southern right whales sightings from June to December
- See whales, seals, penguins as well as various seabird species
- Possibility of seeing Great white sharks and dolphins species
What do I need to bring?
Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Waterproof/windproof jackets are available on the boat. We will provide inflatable life jackets. Please remember to use sunscreen. Please use anti-seasick medication well in advance if you are prone to motion sickness.
Dyer Island Cruises staff will meet you at the Great White House in Kleinbaai before your trip. There are bathroom facilities, as well as a restaurant and gift shop here.
Might things change?
Please note: Trips can vary from above. Should the whales arrive early or stay late in the year, we will alter our whale watching trips in accordance with the animals. Every trip is preceded by a brief introductory talk about previous sightings in the area.
When are Eco Tours?
From January to June
In the summer months after the Southern right whales depart, Dyer Island Cruises runs 1.5 to 2 hour trips to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. These trips take in the sights described above at Geyser Rock, Dyer Island, and the White Shark Cage Diving boats. In addition, during this time of year we also spot Bryde’s whales and dolphins. The dolphins we most commonly see are Bottlenose and Humpback. This is also the beginning of the ‘sardine run’ and our best seabird encounters happen during this time of year.