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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).

Plettenberg Bay Whales, Dolphins & Marine Local Information
Whale-Watching in Plettenberg Bay Whale-Watching in Plettenberg Bay

Close-encounter whale-watching is one of Plettenberg Bay's premier tourist draws. See photos...

Whale & Dolphin Sightseeing Whale & Dolphin Sightseeing

Plettenberg Bay's sheltered bay is the perfect haven for the mating and calving of the Southern Right Whale ...

Whales, Dolphins and Seals in Plettenberg Bay Whales, Dolphins and Seals in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is rich in marine life. See whales, dolphins and seals among other marine life...

Plett Plett's mountain of seals

The unique, protected Robberg (Seal Mountain) Peninsula neatly edges Plett's Bay and is home to an estimated 4000 Cape Fur Seals

Whales, Dolphins & Marine Articles Open or Close the ShowMe™ Search Results
Boat-based whale-watching trip rules and regulations Boat-based whale-watching trip rules and regulations

Going on a trip with one of our boat-based operators, here is some useful information on the rules for when you encounter them...

VIDEO: Garth Ensley Best Dive Plettenberg Bay VIDEO: Garth Ensley Best Dive Plettenberg Bay

Garth Ensley's best dive so far as the visibility was great and they managed to see some bull rays and gully sharks...

ORCA Times quarterly newsletter ORCA Times quarterly newsletter

Would you like to learn more about some of Plett's charismatic marine top predator species...