Latest Sightings

24th March 2016 - We've had another beautiful couple of days out in Algoa Bay this week with bottlenose dolphins filling the bay! Yesterday we got to show the Marine students from Ulovane Environmental Training the wonders of our hope spot, which includes the largest breeding colony of African penguins in the world on St Croix Island. And today we had 3 wonderful families with us, two from South Africa (visiting for the holidays) and one from Germany! On both trips we found dolphins spread along most of the route to St Croix. It always takes the dolphins a few minutes to get used to our presence and then they are soon treating us as part of the pod, swimming in our wake and surfacing close by, giving our guests a big smile! Click here to check out more of our latest sightings and take a look at our photos!







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Whale Watching in South Africa with Raggy Charters



Welcome to Raggy Charters in combination with the Baywatch Marine Conservation Project, offering expertly guided whale watching, dolphin watching and African penguin watching cruises in South Africa. Raggy Charters are the only licensed boat-based whale and dolphin watching permit holder in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Book an exciting and educational Penguin Patrol day out if you are as mad about penguins as we are and want to help save them, as well as finding whales, dolphins, seals and other marine life in Algoa Bay! We will go out on a boat trip in the morning in search of as much wildlife as possible and then the rest of the day will be filled with a visit to SAMREC and Bayworld!


Looking for accommodation during your visit to Port Elizabeth? Stay with the Raggy Charters team out in the coastal village of Seaview, with beautiful beach/ocean views from every room. Receive 20% off your accommodation if you join us for an ocean safari!


Please note that sea sickness tablets are recommended for all boat cruises!


Click here to report ghost gear (read about the WCA's Ghost Gear Initiative)


Almost all boat cruises are personally led by knowledgeable conservationist, wildlife educator and marine safari specialist Lloyd Edwards, who comes highly recommended by the BBC as your tour guide around the Port Elizabeth coast. Read more about the BBCs work in Port Elizabeth with Lloyd Edwards.



Please feel free to book via email, as they will all be personally responded to in order to suit your needs.

Latest News
  • sardinerun_740x478.jpg More Sardine Run Action Gets Bay Excited
    22nd March 2016
    The recent sardine run action we have been witnessing in the bay is getting the locals excited! Who wants to join us on the next one?
  • dsc_7015_edited_resized_740x524.jpg More Sardine Run Hits Algoa Bay
    17th March 2016
    This week we have had some amazing sightings of sardine run action with penguin and common dolphin baitballs, bryde's and minke whales feeding, cape gannets dive-bombing the water and more!
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