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“Wonderful trip out to sea!”
Review of Catamaran Charters

Catamaran Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From meeting pelicans to viewing playful seals and, if luck permits, leaping dolphins and shy turtles - all this and more on our daily morning educational dolphin and seal cruises. We depart at 09h00 (check-in 08h30) every morning from our Jetty at the Walvis Bay Waterfront for a marine educational sightseeing tour in the bay area in search of the marine big 5: Whales, Dolphins, Mola, Leatherback turtle and seals. While serving hot coffee and tea, our initial route takes us past oyster farms to Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident Cape Fur Seals. In season (July to November), larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales are often spotted. Bottlenose, Heaviside and Dusky dolphins are regularly seen, as are Mola Molas and Leatherback Turtles. Our journey from Pelican Point takes us past some of the more interesting ships and oil rigs in the bay as we serve fresh oysters with sparkling wine, savoury snacks and desserts.
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour group went on this trip as part of our Wilderness Diverse Namibia tour. Thought it would be yet another Catamaran trip but my what a great surprise! Loved our welcome on board 'Namibian coffee' and hot coffee, and blankets to warm us up! Our guide on the charter was good fun - don't want to spoil the surprise but you'll get close to seals and the beautiful Namibian Pelicans, and hopefully see dolphins and maybe whales. The food, especially fresh oysters, and free flowing sparkling wine were great. Highly recommend this trip!

Thank Chimbie
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chimbie - thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your very kind words about our excursion and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The trip was straight from a storybook. From petting seals and pelicans to watching dolphins jump and whales break the water! The tour guide, Joe, was both entertaining and knowledgeable. We got spoiled with an on board picnic, with among other things, oysters and champagne. I'd rate more stars if I had the option.

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Third year to enjoy Catamaran Charters outside Walvis Bay, Namibia. It never disappoints! Awesome wildlife, superb crew, and exquisite food. The only problem is that it has to end, leaving us back on land, but longing for the sea. If you're in the Walvis Bay or Swakopmund area, clear your calendar for this half-day experience. You'll be thankful you did when you're stuck back in your dreary office.

Thank Gary W
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Theunis K, Owner at Catamaran Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gary - thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your wonderful recommendation!!

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were suggested this tour by friends and family. It really exceeded our expectations as our guide, Joe, was both knowledgeable and delivered his material in a funny and relatable way. The crew were prepared for the cold weather (as we took this tour in July) and plied us with blankets, coffee, tea and Old Brown Sherry. Afterwards we were treated to a fantastic spread of fresh oysters and seafood nibbles, with some less adventurous items such a sausage rolls supplied as well. We had some lovely close ups of jackals, dolphins, seals and pelicans with the two latter actually jumping onto the boat to visit us. Would 100% recommend this to anyone thinking of doing a tour, especially as we were on the biggest catamaran in the bay!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The weather on the morning of our cruise was perfect, following on from the unpleasant Ost Weather wind experienced in Walvis Bay the previous day. We enjoyed an amazing cruize on the catamaran with pelicans and seals landing on the deck. Close up sightings of the seal colony, dolphins, jellyfish, and to crown it all a moonfish on the surface. The lady guide was very pleasant, and knowledgeable about the Walvis Bay area and Namibia as a whole. The fresh oysters, sparkling wine and other freshly made finger snacks served were outstanding. This is certainly a 'Must Do' activity. Catamaran Charters are operating their business efficiently.

Thank capewalker2017
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