Dates 2020

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All tours through DIVE Expert-Tours and AB Marine Charters are carried out under the qualified direction of Silke and Rainer Schimpf, known in the diving travel industry, through documentaries and TV programs. Silke & Rainer are marine specialists and home at sea. Rainer is the only one who was allowed to experience a whale from the inside in spring 2019, no wonder because the focus of his tours is on marine mammals, especially the whales.

In the southern hemisphere their exclusive ocean tours are along the South African coast, from Langebaan near Cape Town, via Witsand near the De Hoop Nature Reserve to the Eastern Cape, from Port Elizabeth to Coffee Bay. The focus here is on whales, dolphins, sharks and sea lions.

Not only in South Africa but where whales can be found, the two are on the Ocean. Norway – in Vesterålen they offer tours with orcas, sperm and pilot whales,

or in Indonesia / Raja Ampat tours with blue whale encounters.

Their environmentally friendly ECO tours, their responsible use of flora and fauna and the knowledge and educational ability to their guests give the whole trip a sustainability in ecotourism.

Safety is the top priority for all tours and is always carried out under the current and necessary country-specific permits for the legal execution of the tours.

Sardine Run

Port Elizabeth

(12 nights B&B, DZ, 9 days at sea 2 days safari park)

05. to 17. March 2020

17. to 31. March 2020

01. to 13. April 2020

11. to 23. April 2020

Chintsa / Transkei

(7 nights full board, 6 days at sea)

09.to 16. May 2020

16. to 23. May 2020

23. to 30. May 2020

Chintsa / Transkei

(7 nights full board, 6 days at sea)

02. to 09. June 2020

09. to 16. June 2020

16. to 23. June 2020

23. to 29. June 2020

Coffee Bay / Hole in Wall

(11 nights full board, 9 days at sea)

02.to 12. July 2020

All tours and excursions depend on the weather, if the launch / departure by boat is not possible due to the weather, we offer alternatives.

Southern Right Whale Migration

Southern Right Whale off Witsand
“Close up & personal” with the real giants in close contact.
Southern Cape, up to 15 meters long and up to 80 tons heavy, your breath freezes and your heart leaps into the air, an encounter with right whales, which are among the largest mammals, you will not forget for life. We get very close to the whales on this ECO snorkeling tour, experience reefs in the nature reserve de Hoop where we can exclusivly dive and drive out into the open sea to dive with blue sharks. We are accommodated in Witsand on the Breede River near the Garden Route!
Arrival in Cape Town Transfers from to Cape Town included on the day of arrival and departure.

(10 nights B&B, Lunchpacks, 7 days at sea, 2 daytrips)

01. to 11. August 2020

01. to 11. September 2020

Humpback whale migration – Film & Photo documentation

Humpback whale migration at Saldana Bay – Most spectacular tour!

The largest collection of humpback whales in the southern hemisphere occurs on the west coast of South Africa. In 2019 there were sightings of up to 1000 individuals for several days. Humpback whales are up to 15 meters long and weigh 35 tons. They come to the west coast of South Africa to eat the krill before finally returning to Antarctica. We snorkel at the edge of the Krill clouds to experience the behavior of the animals. With a bit of luck, we can also see Mola Molas and various types of dolphins in the sea. Nearby sea lion colonies offer the opportunity to marvel at these elegant underwater artists in their natural environment in and above water. There are also good chances to see blue and mako sharks.
Arrival in Cape Town Transfers from to Cape Town included on the day of arrival and departure.

(10 nights B&B, Lunch packs, 7 days at sea, 2 x daytrips)

to 11. November 2020

to 13. Dezember 2020

Norway the whale paradise!

Accompany us to Andenes, on Andøya on the northeastern island of Vesterålen in the Norwegian Fylke Nordland (Northern Norway). In this arctic region we will have the opportunity to experience 4 different types of whales and to find them snorkeling in the water at a pleasant 15 degrees plus air and water temperature in September or arctic conditions in December!

Our main goal is sperm whales, but if humpback whales, fin whales or pilot whales come by and accept them in the water, we will try to snorkel them too! Resident orcas are also present from time to time and if possible, we like to be in the water with these apex predators! We will also see white-tailed eagles in their natural environment, as well as moose and, with a little luck, caribou! Chances to admire the Northern Lights are also great in the evening at this time of the year!
Arrival in Andenes, transfers from the airport to accommodation on arrival and departure included.

(10 Nights B&B Hotel, 7 at sea, 2 daytrips)

Dates on demand

All Tours and excursions depend on the weather, if the launch / departure by boat is not possible due to the weather, we offer alternatives