Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world-famous Dyer Island where visitors can spot the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s Whales, the iconic Great White Shark, the Cape fur seal, the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species.
The island is also home to a wide variety of seabirds.
The cruise operates from The Great White House, which has a restaurant, bathroom facilities and a curio shop. On arrival for the Dyer Island Cruise, guests are served coffee or tea with a muffin. Guests then receive an in-depth briefing regarding the island, Marine Dynamics' conservation work and safety protocols.
Every guest is equipped with inflatable life jackets and wet weather gear in case of cooler weather conditions, and is escorted to the custom-designed whale-watching vessel.
Other stops include a visit to the shark cage diving vessels to view great white sharks and then head to Dyer Island for the penguins and seals. The cruise includes an onboard biologist and experienced crew to provide an educational, life-changing experience.
The trip includes a visit to the newly built African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip. Dyer Island Cruises supports and funds the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.
The trip duration is approximately two hours. Guests need to arrive 45 minutes before the trip for registration, briefing and refreshments.
All tours are weather dependent and are confirmed a day prior, after detailed weather and tide check.