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Nature and Wildlife#Enjoy a close look at indigenous plants and wildlife on an ecological exploration that directly contributes to environmental stewardship.
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WWF People to Planet: Explore Bird Island Marine Protected Area by Boat

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Starting from $499 USD / Adult
Embark on a wildlife cruise to the Bird Islands reserved for no more than 12 nature enthusiasts. It's a good 37 miles to reach this Marine Protected Area (MAP), so be sure to have your sea legs under you for the open-water run. Along the way, a naturalist from World Wildlife Fund will provide insight into some of the birds, mammals and other creatures you might encounter. Upon reaching Bird Island, be sure to have your camera ready. This sanctuary is home to 250,000 Cape gannets, with their distinctive yellow crowns, as well as endangered African penguins that nest on the island. You'll cruise past the playful seals of Black Rock, where you might also spot feeding great white sharks. Plus, keep watch for humpback and minke whales, dolphins, and other wildlife that thrive in these waters. Azamara is proud to announce that $30 from the sale of this tour goes to support WWF conservation efforts in South Africa.
  • Cruise from Port Elizabeth on a 37-mile scenic voyage to the Bird Island Group.
  • Navigate around Bird Island, home to the world's largest colony of Cape gannets, as well as adorable African penguins.
  • Pass Black Rock to view Cape fur seals. Plus, watch for whales, great white sharks, dolphins and more.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Waterproof camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
  • Warm jacket/sweater
  • Towel (from ship)
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothing
Important NotesShow
  • This tour is provided by an operator that has a history of sustainability efforts and has committed to achieve certification to a Global Sustainable Tourism Council accredited program.
  • Guests must be able to board and debark vessel independently.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
  • Due to the motion of the boat, pregnant women should not select this tour.
  • Bird Island Group is approximately 37 miles from Port Elizabeth, making this a full day excursion.
  • Cruise is subject to weather conditions
Location Port Elizabeth, South AfricaPort Elizabeth, South Africa
Tour Code X422X422
Duration9.00 Hours9.00 Hours
Activity Level#Mild#Mild
#All guests must sign the activity waiver before participating. (Guests under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign waiver)
#A meal is served on this excursion.
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