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Swimming With Seals
Sardine Run – Wild Coast
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What people think
“Amazing trip and better than expected. Would definitely recommend. Really cool experience seeing the seals so close. We also got lucky and saw other dolphins (up close) and a whale (from a distance)”
“I have already been twice and now booked my third dive experience always amazing and run by lovely knowledgable people”
Who we are
We pride ourselves with an excellent safety record, WESSA Blue flag status, with a high standard and code of conduct towards the environment and animals. We support research and fund seal rehabiliation. At Offshore Adventures we give you an incredible opportunity to interact with playful seals, inquisitive Blue and Mako sharks and incredidle schools of sardines in season! We supply you with all the equipment you need! Wetsuits, flippers, snorkels and more! You dont need any experience. We operate all year round, 7days a week. 10h00, 12h00 and 14h00 daily, number and weather dependant. In season we run 8h00 but not 16h00 as we up our capacity to 24pax per time slot. Special arrangements can be made for big groups. Contact us for further information!
Seal Pup Rescue and Rehabilitation
In conjunction with Tenikwa wildlife awareness and rehabilitation center – Fur seals pups are completely land based for the first 10-12 weeks, as they need to built strength and learn how to swim first through trial and error. These little guys often get knocked off the rocks by other seals or stormy swell before they are ready, the lucky ones from time to time make it to beach without drowning but exhausted and mostly dehydrated, Tenikwa gives them medical check-up and re-hydrates them before we reunite them with the colony.They have 50% survival rate if reunited with the colony within 3 days.
For Station 14 (Plettenberg Bay) station commander Jaco Kruger, the word “collective” is an important one. Jaco has been a volunteer at Station 14 for 17 years and station commander for a year. And if his experience serving as a volunteer has taught him anything, it’s that the success of a station depends on crew working as a collective. “Training is key to the success of our station. Rescues and training create a bond among volunteers that is near indestructible. We are a great team of strong individuals working as a collective,” he says.
Jaco comes from a lifesaving background, and soon after moving to Plett, he joined Station 14.
Marine Conservation and Research.
Offshore Adventures have been awarded with the WESSA Blue Flag status for the third consecutive year. To read more about the Blue Flag programme click here We are dedicated in supporting any marine and conservation related research in our area, especially Robberg Nature Reserve and Marine Protected area. We are to accommodate researchers and student in their projects aboard our boats and lend a hand where possible. Interested? feel free to contact us. We are proud supporter and committee member of Plett Hope Spot. Read more about the Hope Spots
Sardine run wild coast south africa
Billions of sardines (Sardinops sagax) spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa. Their numbers of sardine create a feeding frenzy along the coastline. The run, containing millions of individual sardines, occurs annually between May and August when a coastal current of cold water heads north from the Agulhas Bank up to Mozambique.
Meet the team
Skipper – Owner
Rederick van Rooyen
Front Office Crew
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Central Beach Car Park
+27 (0) 82 829 0809