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Laramon Tours came under new ownership in December 2019, since then, our catamaran cruises have undergone significant changes. WHAT WE OFFER: You can safely say we don't offer just another boat cruise! In addition to our 3 hour Classic Marine Cruise, we were the first to introduce our very popular Sunset Cruise. Furthermore, we were also the first to introduce special events such as Sushi Saturdays, Rocking the Bay events (with live music), Oktoberfest Cruise, and much more. CLASSIC MARINE CRUISE: Our classic marine cruise is a three-hour tour starting off at our very own private jetty at the Walvis Bay waterfront, and is certainly our most popular cruise. Tours depart daily at 09h00 and 12h30 (check in at 08h30 and 12h00 respectively). After check –in, enjoy a free coffee while you wait for departure. Your experienced guide will give you a safety briefing before the skipper slowly heads out along the harbour towards the oyster farm. If inquisitive seals and cheeky pelicans haven’t said hello at our jetty during check-in, they’re bound to make a turn in the first few minutes of the tour. Note that the handful of seals and pelicans that interact with guests on our cruises are rescue animals. The team will provide refreshing beverages while you cruise past the oyster lines, and if you are lucky you may catch one of the oyster farmers harvesting or checking on their stock in the water. Next the tour takes you towards the Pelican Point Peninsula, where massive seal colonies are seen year-round. Jackals are also often seen on shore from the catamaran. Thereafter, we take a short turn around the peninsula into the open ocean, which is quite exciting, especially if luck is on our side and a whale is spotted. Finally, we cruise past the parked ships and enjoy the last stretch of the journey back to the waterfront. Although the tour has a general route, detours are possible. Our skipper keeps a watchful eye throughout the tour, and stays in contact with fellow operators to share interesting sightings, such as bottlenose dolphins, turtles, sunfish, and whales. SUNSET CRUISE: Our sunset cruise departs daily around 17h30 (times change according to seasons, PLEASE confirm) from our private jetty at the Walvis Bay waterfront. This 2hour tour is convenient for those working, and wanting a shorter cruise experience. Although the cruise is a relaxing end to the day, it doesn’t lack in entertainment by marine life. Seals, pelicans, and seagulls will join us while we cruise past the harbour container terminal towards the oyster farm. The light emanating from the setting sun will provide excellent photo opportunities while enjoying the beverages served by your trusty deck hand. As always, your skipper will be observing if any other interesting animal sightings are available to enjoy, which could result in a slight detour. Once you reach the oyster lines, you have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the sunset while sipping on non-alcoholic Champagne, before gradually heading back to the jetty. HARBOUR CRUISE: Our harbour cruise is an excellent choice for groups wanting to experience the bay area but are under tight time constraints. This 2 hour tour has a flexible departure time, perfect for those with a packed schedule. After a quick check-in and safety briefing, the skipper slowly leads us along the harbour area towards the oyster farm. Watch seals bask in the sun on parked yachts, and birds overcrowd deserted vessels. Enjoy refreshing beverages served by your deck hand, while being entertained by inquisitive marine life and seabirds. Your skipper will be keeping an eye out for dolphins and other animals which could result in a slight detour. After making a turn at the oyster farm, our guests enjoy the feel of the ocean breeze as we gradually head back to the waterfront. 1 HOUR CRUISES - and yet another first for us - and the first to bring this to the Namibian coast. Our one hour cruises are very popular with those tight on time and wanting a quick adventure. these tours are seasonal. We cruise around the harbour area and you are likely to encounter seals and pelicans on this trip. A small snack and drink is included. Perfect for small kids. PRIVATE FUNCTIONS : Please enquire at our bookings office for specified quotes on almost any and every type of function that we can host on our catamarans. Your logistical specifications will determine how we can tailor the experience to your needs. Some of the ideas we have implemented and are open to are bachelorette/bachelor parties, baby showers, children’s parties, weddings, engagements parties, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, memorial services, year-end functions, music festival parties, modeling shoots, work target reward functions, and other ideas your creative mind can think of. TAKING MORE RESPONSIBILITY: We've taken steps to be more environmentally friendly. We're not claiming that we can singlehandedly clean the ocean by ourselves, and that we have no carbon footprint; however we believe that small steps do make a huge difference. We make sure to use biodegradable products to clean our vessels. We make a point to fish out any plastic waste we see on tour with our special 'pool cleaners' acting as excellent 'fishing tools'. Our staff help out in picking up waste which washes ashore at the Walvis Bay Waterfront. We've replaced any wasteful products at our coffee station with reusable items. We will continue to take steps to become as eco friendly as we possibly can. Thank you for considering Laramon Tours as your catamaran operator in Walvis Bay, we hope to exceed your expectations and cannot wait to welcome you aboard. Best, The Laramon Tours Team
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Laramon Tours7 hours ago

Come and join us on our cruise today at 13h00! The sun is out and we're expecting a beautiful day!!! Guess what, we've expended our Classic Marine cruise to 3 and half hours!!! plenty of time to get the most of the animal sightings!

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Laramon Tours1 day ago

Spotted yesterday on our braai cruise!!! 😍

Maybe we'll see this beaut today aswell!!!

Call to book your spot on board 0811280635

#laramontours #catamarancruises #whales

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Laramon Tours2 days ago

We had a real treat on our Braai Cruise today (we'll post pictures soon) - we saw Benguella dolphins, and two whales!!! We're hoping for another WHALE SIGHTING this Sunday!!! It was such a beautiful day! Sunday we're heading out at 9am on our classic...

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Laramon Tours3 days ago

Want to capture shots like this? We have a cruise departing at 1 today - check in time 12h30.

Thanks to our guide Johnathan for this great pic - @guideslifenamibia
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Laramon Tours4 days ago

BRAAI CRUISE HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY!!

Space is limited - bookings essential.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
3 hour cruise
Hot drinks on our private jetty before departure and on board
Oysters as a snack
Delicious...

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Laramon Tours1 week ago

Remember our Oktoberfest Party last year??? Well, we're ready for round two - are you?!

Have a look at our events section on our Facebook page with all the details on our Oktoberfest party - Happening Saturday 2 October!
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Laramon Tours2 weeks ago

In case you haven't heard - BRAAI CRUISE HAPPENING 18 SEP!!!

You asked, we listened! Our epic braai cruise is back and happening Saturday 18 September!!! Gather a couple of your friends, or the family and join us for this memorable cruise....

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Laramon Tours3 weeks ago

We did a good thing!! So happy that we have Ocean Conservation Namibia to call in time of need!!!

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Laramon Tours3 weeks ago

Cruise departing at 12h30 today!!! Free tranfers from Swakopmund! Drinks, canapes, oysters, sparkling wine included - looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! Join us for this 3 hour cruise - call now to book youe spot on deck 0811280635

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Laramon Tours4 weeks ago

Are you joining us on Heroes Day? - Holding thumbs to do some whale spotting today!! There's still time to book your 12h30 cruise with us! A lovely 3 hour cruise, with capanés, drinks, sparkling wine, and oysters.

Call us now...

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Laramon Tours4 weeks ago

NAMIBIA MAKING WAVES INTERNATIONALLY !!

Namibia continues to be on a roll!! Not only did the Namibian 4x100m relay team take silver at the World Athletics u/20 Championships in Nairobi this weekend, Christine K Mboma won gold 🥇setting a new world Under-20...

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Laramon Tours4 weeks ago

It's Sunday Funday on board!!

Joining us for a cruise - check in for our classic cruise is at 08h30 and 12h00 - bring the family and get some much needed Vitamin Sea!

#sundayfunday

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Laramon Tours1 month ago

How about adding this to the weekend to-do list?

START THE WEEKEND EARLY - WE HAVE A CLASSIC CRUISE DEPARTING AT 13H00 TODAY. Includes drinks, sparkling wine, canapes and fresh oysters !!! Bring your friends and spoil yourselves!

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Laramon Tours1 month ago

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Wishing everyone a happy Wednesday - it's almost weekend!!

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