Eco Marine & Sunset

Eco Marine Walker Bay Big 5

Join the Ivanhoe team for a 2 hour trip from the harbor of Gansbaai and discover the site where the famous British iron paddle-wheel frigate HMS Birkenhead, weighing 1400 tons, was tragically lost off Danger Point. En-route you may catch sight of Walker bays big 5!

The Birkenhead has secured a place in history due to the gallantry of her men, who in the face of danger allowed the woman and children to escape in the boats before trying to save themselves.

The Birkenhead Drill - Woman and Children First.

What you should bring:

Warm clothes (even in warm weather). Cap/Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Camera, Video Camera, Binoculars, ect.

Eco Sunset Cheese & Wine Trips

Take a 2 hour sunset cruise along the shores of Walker Bay. Admire the beautiful coastline, spot all the local marine life while you sit back and sample a selection of locally produced fine cheese and wine.

Enjoy sampling a platter of cheese produced by the Klein River cheese factory. The factory can be found nestled on the banks of the Klein River, surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. They use Jersey and Ayrshire milk collected from 2 neighboring farms to produce a selection of 13 types of cheese.

Taste a selection of wine from the Raka wine estate. The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with the same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of wine making.

What you can expect to see

  • Danger Point
  • Where HMS Birkenhead went down
  • Marine Mammals
  • Marine Birdlife

You may also see

  • Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals
  • Bryde's & Humpback Whales
  • Minke & False Killer Whales
  • Sharks & The African Penguin

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