Walvis Bay, a pretty coastal town in Namibia, offers wonderful dolphin cruises on the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can spot the pink Walvis Bay flamingos at the lagoon or enjoy water activities.
Discovering Walvis Bay
Dolphin Cruise and Bird-watching in Walvis Bay, NamibiaThis is the perfect activity for animal and bird lovers in Namibia! You will cruise the beautiful Walvis Bay lagoon accompanied by pelicans and seagulls that fly alongside your boat. There are common sightings of cormorants and the Black Oystercatcher. Your skipper will take you to the multitude of flamingos and wait for some of them to start to fly and to reveal the beautiful dark pink of the feathers underneath their wings.During the Dolphin Cruise in Walvis Bay, Namibia, it is likely that seals will be attracted and come to your boat in search of food. You may even be lucky to have one of them come up to sit with you in the catamaran. Haviside Dolphins, endemic to this Namibian area, and Bottlenose Dolphins will look out of the crystal clear water and jump happily next to your boat. If you are lucky, you can even spot some Leatherback Turtles. Large amounts of plankton attract the name-giving whales to the Walvis Bay lagoon between August and October.Dolphin Cruise boats leave the harbour at 9am and will make their way to Bird Island. The trip includes delicious snacks and drinks. The Walvis Bay Dolphin Cruise in Namibia is also available as a private charter with two passengers minimum and 18 maximum. On this private trip you will be spoilt with fresh oysters and champagne. A picnic on the beach can be pre-booked.
Water Sports on the Walvis Bay LagoonTry water sports like boardsailing or waterskiing at The Walvis Bay Lagoon or try some of the adventure activities in Swakopmund before heading towards Sossusvlei, deep into the Namib Desert. From Walvis Bay, you can also make your way towards the rough Skeleton Coast or the wildlife haven of Etosha National Park.
Walvis Bay Township TourJoin a local guide on a self-drive township tour where you can experience the township flavors and sights of Walvis Bay. Go on a unique tour of Walvis Bay and the township Kuisebmond, the community centre, and Tutaleni Village. At the Mola Mola shebeen (a typical get-together pub) the vibrant atmosphere of the township comes to life. Experience traditional cuisines such as Mopani Worms, Makaka, Oshifima Porridge and beans spread out in a delicious buffet. From Kuisebmond we visit the diamond cutting and polishing plant in the Export Processing Zone. All of these exciting glimpses into the lives of Namibians are accompanied by detailed explanations and historical information. This township tour lasts between 2 and 4 hours. The tour is flexible and can be arranged any time to suit your needs.
Walvis Bay Marine CruiseThe morning Marine Cruise Walvis Bay tour is very popular with tourists, as it shows them an area that the average visitor doesn't have access to. The entire Marine Cruise is done with ski boats in the protected lagoon area of Walvis Bay, where the water is calm and abundant with bird life. Entertainment is provided by two types of dolphins, a large seal colony at Pelican Point where some seals climb onto the boat for a fishy snack, and wonderful photographic opportunities of low-flying pelicans.To round off the trip you will be spoilt with fresh Walvis Bay oysters, snacks, and cold sparkling wine served on board the boat. Beer and soft drinks are also included. Departure daily: 09:00 to 12:30
4 X 4 Excursion to Sandwhich HarbourThis Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion will take you to the Walvis Bay Lagoon, the Saltpans, the Kuiseb River Delta, the Sandwich Harbour Area and - if weather and tides allow for it - the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. There will be plenty of time to stop and take pictures and to enjoy the beautiful and unique scenery of one of the most beautiful areas in Namibia. You will stop along the way to enjoy lunch and sparkling wine in the dunes or on the beach, before the drive into the dunes for a thrilling ride in up to 65 meter high roaring dunes!
With a bit of luck you might be able to spot a wide variety of birds and other wildlife such as springboks, jackals and small desert animals.
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