Latest Sightings

So Algoa Bay is really living up to it's reputation of being the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World with a fantastic sighting of 400 of these creatures. We found them at Lover's Lane on the western side of St Croix Island. The sea was fairly calm and we were able to get some lovely wide angle shots of the school. It is always very difficult to get the whole school in the photo at once as large groups like this are always very spread out. Remember that when you are counting dolphins, for every one on the surface, there are at least another two beneath. You must then multiply all the ones you see in a given area by 3 in order to get the correct number. Lover's Lane is a great place for the dolphins to relax, as they have 180 degrees of island to protect them from sharks and killer whales and the sea is only 8 metres deep, preventing shark attack from below. This is very conducive to mating and hence the name Lovers Lane.

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Whale Watching in South Africa with Raggy Charters

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Raggy Charters offers expertly guided whale watching, dolphin watching and African penguin watching sea cruises in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth.  Raggy Charters is the only licensed boat-based whale and dolphin watching permit holder in the Port Elizabeth area.

IMPORTANT: According to the Marine Living Resources Act of 1988 (Amended 4 July 2008), no person may carry on a boat-based whale watching or dolphin watching operations, except on the authority of a permit... Furthermore, no person shall advertise, or cause to be advertised, boat-based whale watching or dolphin watching operations or services... Any person (including passengers) who contravene the above regulations are liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding R300 000.00, or to imprisonment not exceeding two years.

Sardine Run

Raggy Charters has put together a 'Surf and Turf' package with Alan Tours for 2018. We are offering offer a 5 Night Sardine Run and Big 5 package where we will spend 2 days at sea following the whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks and other birds which are chasing these huge shoals of fish. 2 days will then be spent on land at various game reserves searching for the Big 5 (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and leopard), as well as numerous game species and birdlife. 

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