20th January 2016- It's Penguin Awareness Day around the world and we are so lucky to have the largest breeding colony of African penguins in the world on St Croix Island, right in our bay! We had a great trip out this morning and found thousands of the penguins in the water, cleaning and preening themselves, getting ready for a day of hunting fish! It looks like most of them have finished their moult, so now is the time where they need to eat a lot of fish again to build up their energy reserves ready for the breeding season. We also had some lucky encounters at Jahleel Island as we ran into a pod of bottlenose dolphins which had been sighted over 20km away 2 hours beforehand (which we seemed to miss), so they must have been travelling at some speed to reach our location then. Amidst the dolphins we spotted a Cape fur seal, and then a little further on we found a hammerhead shark! Click here to check out more of our latest sightings and take a look at our photos!
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!
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.