Southern Right Whales | Humpback Whales | Brydes Whales | Bottlenose Dolphins | Humpback Dolphins | Common Dolphins | Seal Colony | Seabirds
Plettenberg Bay is one of the few coastlines in South Africa that has the possibility of sighting Whales throughout the year thanks to our resident Brydes Whales. Official whale watching season runs from July to November in Plettenberg Bay and this is the best time of the year to go whale watching and view Southern Right and Humpback Whales in South Africa, particularly Plettenberg Bay.
The best time to view dolphins in Plettenberg Bay is the summer months although we do sight dolphins during the winter months too. We have 3 types of dolphins that visit our coast: Bottlenose dolphins, Humpback Dolphins and Common Dolphins.
Besides whales and dolphins, Plettenberg Bay - Garden Route has an ever growing Cape Fur Seal poplation on Robberg Peninsula where these little creatures entertain our guests with their cute antics.
Our bay is full of surprises and we never know from trip to trip what marine animal may pop in for a visit. We have had sightings of turtles, penguins, sunfish, Orca's, Cape Clawless Otters not to mention the array of pelagic birds (seabirds).