Operating around the world famous Dyer Island, our exhilarating trip on custom designed Dream Catcher will introduce you to the Marine Big 5 or as many of them as possible (whales, great white sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins). Our on board marine biologist will be on hand to teach you more about the amazing animals that visit our shores. As a Fair Trade certified company since 2008 and a Blue Flag boat accreditation, we live by our motto ‘Discover and Protect’.
Dyer Island Cruises
5 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai
Danger Point & Quin Point
Wilfred Chivell, owner of Dyer Island Cruises and Marine Dynamics, is certainly the most knowledgeable person about the ecosystem and varied wildlife found on and around Dyer Island. His care and dedication to the health of this sensitive eco-system has lead to the launch of different conservation projects for the area: The ‘Faces of Need – Artificial Penguin Nest Project’, aimed at creating 2000 artificial nests on Dyer Island; the ‘Bird Rescue Initiative’ has over the years made him the prime transporter of injured and oiled marine birds from the island to shore, from where they are transported to SANCCOB; the ‘Marine Litter Project’ aimed at educating the public and local communities about the devastating results of pollution on wildlife while also initiating clean-up operations of the coast.
When you book a trip with us, the evening before your tour we will contact you or your accommodation to confirm the time of your tour. Trip times vary with weather and tide conditions. Once you have arrived at The Great White House, you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. Passengers are fitted with comfortable life-jackets and waterproof jackets. Safety is of the outmost importance. We have extensive public liability insurance. Trip lengths are between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions. All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai.
Our boat, Dream Catcher is custom built for whale watching, it is a 14m long catamaran vessel powered by four large four-stroke 250 hp outboard engines and is aimed at providing passengers with safety and luxurious comfort while enjoying the wild, windswept open seas and its amazing wildlife. The vessel boasts with two on board toilets, two viewing/observation decks, a PA system and a hydrophone. Dream Catcher complies with all the safety regulations set out by the marine authorities. All passengers wear comfortable life jackets during the boat trip. The boat is surveyed annually by the SA Maritime Safety Authority, conforms to its specifications and is licensed for 50 passengers and 6 crew members. Safety equipment includes first aid kit, radio and cellular phone and life rafts.
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