Plettenberg Bay Whales, Dolphins & Marine
Plettenberg Bay enjoys abundant marine life, and it is one of the best places in South Africa, if not in the world, to see whales, dolphins and seals. A significant sector of the Plett tourism industry is based on marine tours to see whale, dolphins and seals and whale-watching. Boat trips are offered year round to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on the Robberg peninsula, Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, a small population of rare Humpback dolphins, resident Bryde’s whales and other marine life, including sharks and seabirds.
Between late May and November, Plettenberg Bay’s waters host a great number of Southern Right whales, and in November many Humpbacks move through the Bay. This is Whale Season, when you can enjoy a licensed close-encounter boat trip – up to 50m, though the whales very often close that gap – sometimes all the way!
Take a look at ShowMe Plett’s articles and listings for more on the marine life of Plettenberg Bay, marine tours and boat-based whale-watching (including close licensed encounter whale-watching).
Close-encounter whale-watching is one of Plettenberg Bay's premier tourist draws. See photos...
The unique, protected Robberg (Seal Mountain) Peninsula neatly edges Plett's Bay and is home to an estimated 4000 Cape Fur Seals
Plettenberg Bay is rich in marine life. See whales, dolphins and seals among other marine life...