25th August 2015- What incredible weather we had today! It was lovely and warm all morning, the water was flat and smooth and the wind was non-existent. We headed for St Croix Island to take a look at the largest breeding colony of African penguins in the world, and were treated to a pod of bottlenose dolphins heading towards Brenton Island, on the way. Then as we were about to leave the islands and head inshore looking for Southern right whales, we saw two humpback whales casually pop up right next to St Croix! They were heading West, so we went with them for a while as they were heading in the direction we wanted to go to get back to the harbour. They were soon rolling around in the water showing pectoral fins, and plenty of tail flukes! 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.