Dolphin Cruise . . .
We started our popular Dolphin Cruises about 18 years
ago when we realised what immense potential this 100 km˛
natural bay has to offer for nature lovers and marine
enthusiast alike. The Lagoon is well protected by a
sandbank, which create a natural barrier against big
waves from entering the bay. This in turn,
insure calm waters and create the opportunity for tours
almost every day.
Our Dolphin Tour start at 09h00 when the boats depart
from our private jetty in the Walvis Bay Yacht Club
area. Shortly after departure we serve a
"Namibian coffee" (sherry) to warm up the blood a
little and calm the "butterflies in stomach" feeling.
If you get the feeling that we are being followed just
after departure, you might be right, as we might be
accompanied by various marine life and birds, but don't
worry, they are old friends and they tag along for your
amusement, obviously expecting that they would be
compensated with a fish snack or two.
Our skippers are constantly in radio contact with other
boats in the bay area to ensure that we don't miss out
on any action. Our routes change daily as the
marine life moves around the bay. The Walvis Bay
Harbour, being a working harbour, offers an
interesting insight as lots of old boats, container
vessels, sometimes even large oil rigs and from time to
time passengers ships could be seen in the harbour.
If we find that seals and dolphins are scarce , we
extend our tours to the fishing factories and oyster
farms for our guest's entertainment.
Photographic opportunities are in abundance as we cruise
around the bay, lookup for pelicans and seagulls
flying alongside the boats or bottlenose dolphins, they
like to frolic around the boat and afford excellent
photographic shots as they jump out of the water.
Around Pelican point we are almost certain of
encountering a smaller dolphin specie commonly known as
the benguela dolphin. The sandbank at Pelican
Point is home to a large colony of Cape Fur Seals and
over the years we have made friends with some of them
and they would sometimes come to visit us onboard for a
Also of importance is that Laramon Tours includes the bird island as part of there Dolphin Cruise, which is appoximately 6 km away from Walvis Bay. This route take us through a natural bottlenose doplhins feeding area, which give us a 30% better change of sighting these amazing creatures.
July to October is the migrating time of the Humpback
Right Whales and we notched around 100 sightings of
these magnificent whales. Then during the months
December to April, the water temperature rises to around
13° to 20° we have a good change to see the shy Mola
Mola and the impressive Leatherback Turtles in the bay.
Laramon Tours is still doing the original Dolphin Cruise, which take you through the Harbour to Bird Island, Pelican Point, Oyster Farms and back. This route is 30% longer which give you 30% more value for your money.
To round off our tour we serve light snack, fresh
Namibian oysters, sparkling wine and soft drinks on the