The Ocean Blue Group is located in the acclaimed Plettenberg Bay and is recognised as one of the oldest original permitted operators and leading adventure tour operators in both the Garden Route and South Africa. The foundation of the business stems from the importance of providing not only memorable experiences but to always maintain their famous feel-good factor which permeates throughout their products and partnerships. From the conception of the company, Ocean blue Adventures recognised the importance of community and the interdependence between the three pillars of the business; environmental impact, social effect and economic need. The significance of this has cemented their reputation as a crucial part of a thriving tourist community. The Ocean Blue Group offers an impressive portfolio from Blue Flag accredited whale watching and culturally rich township tours to conservation based volunteering, educational enrichment and carbon offset programs. The culture of the business is about having a positive effect through every avenue whether it is through individual
Lubner quote: “The health of the local economy is dependent on the health of the Bay”. We see the bigger picture.
Ocean Blue Adventures
Milkwood Centre, Hopwood street
Central Beach , Plettenberg bay
Situated in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay (20 minutes from Knysna), Ocean Blue Adventure offers a rare and powerful experience through permitted boat based whale watching & dolphin encounters. We also offer an “at one with the ocean” kayaking tour, and township tours. All tours are guided with expert crew and tour operators who are internationally qualified. Call us today for a booking or more advice. Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres. Should the whales approach our vessel we do not have to move away. The guests therefore get an up close experience with these majestic mammals in the bay.
SUMMER = DOLPHIN SEASON!
In summer you have a great chance to see the rare Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline! You will also see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins… We will also take you to the Robberg Seal Colony where you will see around 5,000 seals in their natural environment.
WINTER = WHALE SEASON!
In winter you have a very high likelihood of seeing Southern Right and Humpback whales. Our tours include the Robberg Seal Colony (home to +- 5000 seals) and other marine life of the day.
Our ECOLOGICAL ADVENTURE leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock. Here we usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock we head out into the middle of the Bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. Out there our resident Bryde’s whales may be seen, as well as Common Dolphins or Southern Right and Humpback whales during their season. We then traverse the Bay to the point of Robberg Peninsula and out to the WILD side, often seeing groups of Whales and pods of Dolphins. Cruising back along the inside of Robberg, we see the unique geology from this unusual viewpoint and can observe our growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. Finally we head back along the Robberg beach, while a brief rundown on the history of the area is given. After passing the Beacon Island Hotel, built on the site of an original Whaling Station, we end the experience with an exhilarating landing, again on Central Beach.