Boat cruises from Walvis Bay or Lüderitz


Southern Namibia


₤ 47 (Pps)

Boat cruises from SwakopmundBoat cruises from Walvis Bay or Lüderitz

There are several yacht charter companies in the Swakopmund/Walvis Bay area, and one in Lüderitz. They all offer catamaran cruises on the Atlantic Ocean. Depending on the time of year, you may be rewarded with sightings of whales (in season), dolphins, and seals, as well as many pelicans and other pelagic birds.

In season, the larger mammals like the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whale may be spotted and very occasionally the mighty ‘killer whales’ (Orcas) may make an appearance. Other sightings may include Mola Mola (sunfish) and the shy leatherback turtles.

This is a great day away from driving the Namibian roads. Typically the boat cruises last 2½-4 hours depending on which boat you take. We recommend Catamaran Charters which operate from Walvis bay (only 30km south of Swakopmund on an easy tar road). They offer a longer tour of 4 hours complete with sparkling wine, oysters and a variety of seafood and other snacks.

Boat cruises are also an option from Lüderitz.

Combine a morning boat cruise with the 4×4 Sandwich lagoon excursion

You could also combine this morning boat cruise with an afternoon visiting sandwich lagoon by 4×4.

Note: The price given above is for a Dolphin & Seal Sailing Cruise. Other cruises are available at both lower and higher prices.