28th April 2016 - Today we had a peaceful morning on the water, and with two sightings of bottlenose dolphins having been reported to us we were sure we had to find them. We headed over to where they were last spotted by some fishermen and followed the course they had apparently taken. As we approached St Croix we soon spotted the hundreds of fins surfacing nearby. We found a large pod quite spread out, but the group that seemed happy to stick with us seemed to be the crèche as plenty of mothers and tiny baby dolphins were surfacing, leaping, and playing all around us. Such a beautiful sight and the guests were delighted. Afterwards we showed the guests the penguins on the island, and on the way back we even got a cheeky glimpse of a Cape fur seal lazily tanning his flippers in the sun to warm up! 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.