Dyer Island Cruises is the boat-based whale-watching permit holder for Kleinbaai. The company offers trips to view southern right whales and other marine life in the Dyer Island area, including penguins, sea birds, seals, great white sharks and dolphins.
The boat trips are available all year round, but southern right whales are only present from end July to December. Whale sightings are guaranteed in season. A qualified guide and naturalist accompanies guests on the trips – therefore ensuring a high quality of service and an extremely informative trip. The focus is on conservation issues. The company supports several conservation organisations – especially those with a focus on the Dyer Island area.
The vessel used for the cruises is a custom-built 11.5m semi-rigged boat with a raised observation deck. Binoculars are supplied, as is a hydrophone for listening to whale sounds. The vessel has a license to carry 24 passengers and four crew members. Trips depart from Kleinbaai and are 1½-3 hours in duration.
Dyer Island Cruises operates according to a strict code of conduct when viewing marine animals, and aims to educate people about the marine and coastal environment.