A whale of a time
No doubt, the best way to view whales and dolphins up close is from a boat.
The Isle of Capri Cruises offers an exhilarating 2 hour cruise into the ocean on their boat “Bafana”, to view one of the world’s most magnificent mammals, the Humpback Whale! The trip takes you into the Indian Ocean and close to the Mozambican current to encounter them at close range. All trips have friendly and fully qualified whale tour guides on board, to share their vast knowledge of the ocean and its creatures with you.
Every year, from June to November, whales can frequently be seen off the KwaZulu-Natal coast on their migratory route, from the Southern Oceans to the warmer tropical waters for mating and giving birth, and on their return, heading for the nutrient rich waters of Antarctica.
By law, you are not allowed to approach within 300m from a whale, unless you are aboard a boat permitted by the Department of Marine and Coastal Management. Permit holders are all members of the South African Boat-Based Whale Watching Association and as such are required to adhere to a strict code of conduct and to undergo training.
The Isle of Capri Cruises boasts one of two whale watching permits awarded in Durban.
We also offer:
- Hourly Harbour Cruises from 10am – 4pm (conditions apply)
- Sea Cruises at 12.30pm and 2.30pm
- Educational School Trips • Boat Rides • Party Cruises • Fishing